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Georgetown College men's basketball fell for the second time this week on the road inside the Mid-South Conference. The No. 4 Tigers (17-5, 7-3) dug a huge hole at Campbellsville (15-7, 4-6) and despite a flurry of offense in the final nine minutes could not pull it off. The CU Tigers hung on for a 79-76 win.
Campbellsville's Reggie Smith hit a three to put his team up 55-39 with 9:56 left. Enter GC's Tyrone Shelley. The senior from San Diego exploded, fueling the comeback. He got hot, as GC made a 17-4 run to be down three, 59-56. CU called a time and regrouped to score six straight for a nine-point edge.
Within the final two minutes, GC mounted another rally behind Maurice Pearson and with Campbellsville missing free throws, the Tigers were back within two with 11 seconds left.
Smith hit one-of-two, giving GC a chance for the tie. Shelley and Allan Thomas missed their attempts and CU hung on for the three-point victory.
While Smith had some big moments, it was the hot shooting of Justin Ennis that really hurt GC. He was 7-of-10 from the field, 7-of-8 from three point range, with 5-of-10 from the foul line for 26 points.
Smith chipped in with 14, while Malik Thomas had 16 and Cedric Henderson had 15.
Shelley finished with 22 points, while Pearson had 20 and Jordan DeMercy added 10. Shelley also grabbed 12 rebounds to be the only player with a double-double.
Lindsey Wilson College lost to University of Pikeville, keeping Georgetown and the Blue Raiders in a tie for first in the MSC. However, it also puts UPike just a game back as the Bears come to Georgetown Thursday. Tip is set for 8 pm. GC will also host University of Virginia College at Wise Saturday with a 4 pm tip.