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Georgetown College men's basketball needed an extra five minutes, but it finished the road swing on a high with a win Saturday over Shawnee State University. The No. 18 Tigers (17-5, 8-3 MSC) entered a critical stretch outside of Davis-Reid Alumni Gym two weeks ago. They were set to play four games, and were 1-4 away. With Saturday's 83-79 overtime win, GC now is 4-4 when on the road and returns home Thursday.
Dominique Hagans came on strong for a double-double with a game-high 26 points and a game-high 13 rebounds. He was four assists shy of a triple double. Noah Cottrill kept Georgetown in the mix against the Bears, hitting five threes on the way to 23 points.
The lone weak spot for the Tigers was the foul line. GC was 24-41 from the charity stripe, while SSU (8-14, 2-9) was 22-30. The game went down to the wire, similar to Thursday's game in Rio Grande. Shawnee had the ball with 10 seconds to play and down two. The Bears called a timeout and then turned the ball over under intense Georgetown pressure. Trenity Burdine was fouled with three seconds to play and calmly hit both free throws to ice the game.
The senior finished with 11 points.
Jaylen Daniel added 10 points, Montavious Marc six and Deondre McWhorter five.
Trevor Banks (21), Mark Bryant (21) and Andrew Bendolph (15) kept things interesting for Shawnee State fans on Homecoming. The trio hit numerous key shots late in the game to force the overtime.
Georgetown came up with the defensive stops when it needed.
The team will be back in Davis-Reid Alumni Gym 8 pm Thursday against St. Catharine (13-7, 7-4).