Vic Moses battles for the ball. Photo by Richard Davis
Men's Basketball - Sat, Feb. 5, 2011
Georgetown College men's basketball team was looking to bounce back from only its third loss of the season. The No. 6 Tigers (22-3, 11-2 Mid-South Conference) took care of business in Wise, Va. With a 73-65 win, but it was not easy.
Foul trouble hampered Georgetown early as point guard Eddie Gray and post Maurice Pearson sat much of the first half. The Tigers had a 10-point cushion erased as the Cavs (9-13, 3-10) went into the locker room up 36-34.
GC left a lot of free points at the line in the first half, shooting 6-of-13 from the charity stripe, while UVA-Wise was 14-of-16. The second half was only slightly better from the line for the Tigers, 9-of-16, however behind Vic Moses were able to take control. The junior had 22 points and eight rebounds.
Georgetown opened a 63-51 lead behind several Moses putbacks and finishing the fast break opportunities with 5:59 remaining. However, the Cavs did not go away. They fought back for a 64-60 game with 2:57 left. But, GC was able to hit free throws down the stretch and make defensive stops on the way to its 22nd win of the season.
Tyrone Shelley finished with a double-double, 14 points and 10 boards, while Matt Walls also tallied double-digits with 11 points.
Georgetown has a week to prepare for Shawnee State next Saturday at Davis-Reid Alumni Gym. Tip is set for 4 p.m.