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Georgetown College men's basketball had another battle on their hands Saturday at home. The No. 3 Tigers (4-0) welcomed a tough Indiana University Southeast team into Davis-Reid Alumni Gym and shook off a cold start to stay perfect, 85-67.
"I was proud of our effort," said GC coach Chris Briggs. "We showed how tough we can be down the stretch. And give IUSE a lot of credit they are a very good team."
The Tigers needed every point in this match-up last year as the Grenadiers hit 19 threes. This time around the defensive length of Georgetown and the speed of closeouts kept them to 1-of-23 from deep.
Allan Thomas came off the bench for the spark GC needed with 24 points on 9-of-15 shooting, including 3-of-9 from deep. Mychal Parker, Monty Wilson and Deondre McWhorter all had 15 points, while Garel Craig had eight points and 15 assists.
"We did some things differently defensively that we have been working on, so it was good to see that they are getting it and putting it together," Briggs said. "We have things to work on, but you expect that early in the season. What you want to see is, are we taking steps forward in the process and tonight I can say we did."
Georgetown returns to action 8 pm Nov. 15 at Bluefield College, staring Mid-South Conference play.