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A short-handed men's basketball team had a mountain to climb against No. 2 University of the Cumberlands (14-1, 5-0 Mid-South Conference) Thursday night. Without the services of Garel Craig, Deondre McWhorter and Mychal Parker, coach Chris Briggs had to find the way to make the most out of the eight players healthy enough for action.
The Tigers (10-4, 1-4) made it a battle for 20 minutes, but foul trouble and the Patriots sharp-shooting quickly pulled away in the second half. UC picked up the 99-74 win in Williamsburg, giving Georgetown an even tougher road over the next six weeks in conference play.
Georgetown was led by Allan Thomas' 28 points and Montavious Marc's 14 points. Each grabbed seven rebounds for 14 of the team's 36.
The Patriots were 12-of-29 from deep and seemed to be able to drop them at will early in the second half. Antonio Bumpus led with 33 points as four UC players scored double digits. Ernie McCoy finished with 18, while Shaquille Lowery came off the bench with 17. Steve Goins finished with 11. Kenny Cowser was a monster on the boards with 10 rebounds to go with his nine points.
Georgetown returns to action Saturday at 5 pm against Cumberland University (6-6, 2-3).