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Georgetown College men's basketball streak in the Buffalo Funds NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Tournament continues with a record 22nd straight appearance and a record 32 overall. The No. 13 Tigers (24-8) will play University of St. Thomas (28-5) 9 am Thursday in Kansas City, Mo.
"Wild things can happen in Kansas City," said GC coach Chris Briggs. "You want to make the tournament and then get there and focus in at the task at hand. Anything can happen now."
The Tigers have shown to be a hot and cold team at times this season, dealing with multiple injuries and illness. However, over the past two months are 14-4 with wins over multiple ranked opponents and all four losses to ranked teams.
"We've had a lot to deal with this season, but so has everyone else. Injuries happen and you have to role with it," Briggs said. "I believe that is why we've come together so well. At times when we just had seven healthy guys, there was nothing to do but to play together."
The Celts are the Red River Athletic Conference tournament champions, making their first appearance in Kansas City. The team has four players averaging double figures, while as a team the Celts average 74.2 points per game. UST is on a nine-game winning streak dating back to Feb. 9.
Georgetown has five guys averaging double figures. Senior Vic Moses leads the way with 17 ppg, while Monty Wilson (15.9), Allan Thomas (14.1), Garel Craig (11.8) and Deondre McWhorter (11.6) are also prolific scorers.
"We need to focus on us and playing our basketball," Briggs said. "We do that, and we'll be fine."
The Mid-South Conference will also be represented by No. 2 Lindsey Wilson College and No. 8 University of Pikeville.
For the full tournament bracket, click here.
|NAIA National Tournament Single Elimination|
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