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Georgetown College men's basketball team learned it fate late Wednesday evening. The men finished ranked No. 14, got the sixth at-large bid and will be No. 14 seed in the tournament that starts Wednesday in Kansas City.
The Tigers, making a record 21st appearance and a record 31st overall, will meet Lee University on the second day of first round action. The game is set to start at 8 pm.
This is only the second meeting between the two schools. GC beat the Flames 71-58 in the 2002-03 Buffalo Funds National Men's Basketball Tournament Elite Eight. The Tigers lost in the semifinals to Montana State that year.
"Lee's a good team," said Georgetown coach Chris Briggs. "They have some nice post players and really good outside shooters. We have to work on how to keep them from just taking target practice on us. This first round game could be the best first round game this year. It is a tough matchup."
The Tigers have struggled outside of the friendly confines of Davis-Reid Alumni Gym. They are 6-5 overall and 2-1 on neutral courts.
They finished the regular season with two road wins and then followed that up with a pair of victories in Frankfort during the Mid-South Conference tournament. Georgetown is currently 24-8, one win from having 25-plus win season for the 27th time in 28 years.
Lee is 20-8, but coming into the tournament having lost three of its last four games. The Flames are making their seventh straight appearance in Kansas City.
Follow the games in Kansas City through WRVG.org and click on listen live link. The student radio also will have a link with ustream.tv search wrvg937.
The national tournament is offering a package deal again. NeuLion is the NAIA's Digital Media Partner and official video-streaming company of 10 select NAIA National Championship events. The first 30 games from Kansas City will be available via live video stream for $29.95 and any single day can be purchased for $9.95.