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The No. 3 Tigers (3-0) hit the road Monday evening to take on No. 22 Martin Methodist (2-2) and they needed more than 40 minutes to stay undefeated on the season. Georgetown College men's basketball team trailed the RedHawks by one at the break and by as many as five in the second half, but erased the deficit to force overtime and get the eventual 78-65 win.
Vic Moses led the way again with a game-high 22 points and nine rebounds. Garel Craig chipped in with 19 points and nine assists. GC also continued to show its depth as Monty Wilson came off the bench for 18 of the 28 reserve points. MM had zero points off the bench. Marlon Williams' 20 points led four Redhawks in double-digits.
"It is tough to go on the road and play," said GC coach Chris Briggs. "We were just above 500 this past year away from Davis-Reid Alumni Gym and so I was really proud of the way we battled, came from behind and got the win tonight."
GC won the battle in the paint (39-32), on the break (13-10) and on second-chance points (10-9), but 20 turnovers translated into 22 points for MM. The Redhawks had 16 miscues for 16 GC points.
The Tigers dominated in the extra session, outscoring their opponent 14-1.
Georgetown returns to the friendly confines of Davis-Reid Saturday for another tough test against Indiana University Southeast. The Grenadiers hit 19 threes in the matchup a year ago in a fast-paced, exciting game that saw the Tigers score 100 points to pull of the eight-point victory.
"They are a very tough team," Briggs said. "We knew this early schedule was going to really test us, but if you are going to get ready for what the Mid-South Conference has to offer you have to play great non-conference opponents."
Tip is set for 6 pm, following a pair of women's games in the 19th Annual Habitat Classic.