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Georgetown College men knew the out-of-conference game with West Virginia Tech would not be what it has been in the past. The future NAIA independent school pulled out of the Mid-South Conference this season, but had the Golden Bears (13-6) remained, they would be sitting in second place with a 7-2 record at the end of the first half of league play.
The No. 6 Tigers (17-3) took care of business, though, using a 29-14 run for a 21-point lead midway through the second half. WVT made a run, getting as close as six late before GC took control again to win 93-81.
"We knew it was going to be a great game tonight," said GC head coach Chris Briggs. "Tech has beaten Lindsey Wilson, St. Catharine and Pikeville, all ranked teams, thus far this season. If this team were still in our conference it would be in a tie for second place with Lindsey."
However, the Golden Bears are not and thus Georgetown is in a tie with the Blue Raiders in first with a 7-1 mark.
Briggs got another solid performance from senior Maurice Pearson, a game-high 22 points and 13 rebounds. Geral Craig and Allan Thomas each chipped in with 12 points. The Tigers had three players finish with nine - Anthony Crater, Jordan DeMercy and Tyrone Shelley.
Tech was led by Donald Robinson's 17 points, while Rahshon Tabb had 16 and David Rawlinson and Eddie Hayden each finished with 11.
Georgetown returns to action next week at St. Catharine and Campbellsville. The Tigers go to Springfield Thursday for an 8 pm tip and Campbellsville Saturday for a 4 pm tip.