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Learning to win on the road, Georgetown College men's basketball erases double-digit deficit in the final 20 minutes to beat Lindsey Wilson College, 91-87. The Blue Raiders have had the Tigers number as of late, winning the past five meetings. But, trailing 11 with 11:48 showing, GC showed its championship effort.
DJ Townsend got a steal and set up the Tigers to take its first lead in the second half. The sophomore scored two of his four after that to keep Georgetown ahead as LWC was trying to find rhythm again.
"Those were two huge plays down the stretch," Monty Wilson said. "DJ came up big with that steal and then really sort of sealed it with that jumper."
Wilson was the recipeant of the steal play. Townsend went down on the floor to get the loose ball after tightly guarding the Lindsey Wilson guard. He calmly handed the ball, while on his back, to Noah Cottrill running past. Cottrill then took two dribbles and hit Wilson on the left block for the layup and the harm for the one-point edge.
Wilson led with a game-high 32 points as four players scored double-digits. Montavious Marc had 13 points and 11 rebounds for the only double-double. Dominique Hagans had 15 points, six of which were highlight reel, circus shots, and eight rebounds. Cottrill hit several big threes as Georgetown rallied and finished with 11 points.
GC had one similar marque road victory in the 2012-13 campaign. They are now 2-4 outside of Davis-Reid and 15-5 overall and 6-3 in the Mid-South Conference. LWC drops to 12-9 and 3-6.
The No. 11 Tigers stay on the road with an 8 pm showdown with University of Rio Grande Thursday.