Men's Basketball - Sun, Mar. 4, 2012
Georgetown College's three-peat struggles continue. The
No. 17 Tigers shot 36.0 percent from the free throw line and could never
overcome the deficit against University of the Cumberlands Sunday in the
Mid-South Conference finals. The Patriots (20-11) won 60-54 to punch their
ticket the national tournament in 10 days in Kansas City.
The No. 12 Tigers (24-7) should easily get an at-large
bid to return to KC for a record 21-straight appearance and a record 31st
Georgetown played Sunday without senior leader Maurice
Pearson who was sidelined by nagging injuries. The center from Silver Springs,
MD scored his 1,000th point in the semifinal win and will look to add to that
in Kansas City.
Garel Craig led GC with 15 points, while Josh Lockett and
Johonne Hamilton came off the bench for 12 and 11 respectively. Jordan DeMercy
led the battle on the boards with 14 rebounds; no one else on either team got
more than six total rebounds.
Georgetown also struggled from deep, going 0-of-8 in the
first half and finishing 5-of-17 from behind the arc.
UC was the last team other than GC to win the tournament,
beating the Tigers 60-57 in the 2008-09 finals.