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Georgetown College men's basketball team gutted out a win at Campbellsville University Thursday night, staying in the hunt for a top spot in the Mid-South Conference standings. The No. 13 Tigers (21-6, 13-5) needed a late rally in a hostile environment for the 83-78 win against CU (17-11, 10-8).
"We worked hard tonight for this win, and I'm proud of their effort down the stretch," said GC coach Chris Briggs. "We made the stops when we needed to. We had several players step up for big plays and in the crunch, hit our free throws."
Campbellsville stayed in front of Georgetown most of the night with solid outside shooting. CU hit 11-of-21 from three-point range, but cooled off in the final few minutes due to some solid defense from D.J. Townsend, Monty Wilson, Garel Craig and Allan Thomas. The four guards clamped down on the streaky CU Tigers and translated into a big road win. With just two games remaining, Georgetown holds the second seed with a chance to still be first if it takes care of business at Lindsey Wilson on Saturday and home against St. Catharine Monday.
Tigers took the first step of finishing strong with the five-point road win in Campbellsville. Vic Moses led the charge with 19 points and Thomas got hot in the second half for 18 points. Deondre McWhorter, 12, Wilson, 11, and Craig, 10, also finished in double figures. Moses finished with a game-high 11 rebounds for the double-double.
The game Saturday with Lindsey is set for a 5 pm tip-off.
The Blue Raiders are two games ahead of GC with just three losses in the conference. So the Tigers need to win Saturday and have Campbellsville beat No. 4 LWC Monday in the final game of regular season to finish in a tie. Georgetown holds the tie-breaker currently in that situation as the Blue Raiders were swept by University of Pikeville and GC swept the Bears.
Pikeville also has a chance to be in that tie for first if it wins out. Pikeville plays Shawnee State in Portsmouth and then finishes at University of Virginia College at Wise.