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Georgetown College men's basketball continued its defense of the 2013 national title with a comeback win similar to one it had in Kansas City, Mo. a season ago.
The No. 16 Tigers (24-10) trailed William Carey University (28-3) by 19 early in the first half of the Buffalo Funds-NAIA Men's Division I National Basketball Tournament Second Round. However, they chipped away and eventually pulled off the 98-90 win. GC advances to the quarterfinals 5 pm EST Saturday against Vanguard.
Monty Wilson scored a team-high 25 points, 15 of which came in the second half as Georgetown needed to erase a 14-point deficit.
Deondre McWhorter was key in the first half with 11 of his 20 points. He was one rebound shy of a double-double. Montavious Marc was the force on the glass for the Tigers with 10 rebounds. He also had seven points.
Noah Cottrill scored 20 points, including three from deep. Russ Middleton had eight points. Trenity Burdine had seven. DJ Townsend scored six and Jaylan Daniel five.
This is the fourth straight season Georgetown has advanced to the quarterfinals in Kansas City, Mo. The results were an exit in the Fab Four (2011), an exit in the quarterfinals (2012) and a national title (2013). It is the 16th time overall that the Tigers have been to at least the quarterfinals in the 33 appearances in the national tournament.