Eddie Gray led they way with 17 points in win over University of the Cumberlands. Photo by Richard Davis
Men's Basketball - Sat, Mar. 5, 2011
Georgetown College men's basketball returns to the Mid-South Conference finals Sunday for the 14th time in the past 15 years of the leagues existence.
The Tigers (28-4) held University of the Cumberlands (18-11) to just 21 points on 8-of-23 shooting in the first 20 minutes. Georgetown continued to roll in the second half, eventually winning 85-50. Five Tigers notched double figures, led by Eddie Gray's 17 points. The senior had several acrobatic shots down the stretch; including a 180-spin, flip shot over his head for two.
Sophomore Russ Middleton scored a career-high 11 points, finishing two late fast breaks with a dunk and a layup, while a trio of juniors - Maurice Pearson, Tyrone Shelley and Johonne Hamilton - added 10 points each.
The Tigers are now set to face St. Catharine College for the fourth time this season. The Patriots defeated Pikeville, 79-73, in the first semifinal game Saturday night.
Georgetown has won the previous three meetings by an average of 8.6 points. The two times these top 25 foes met in Georgetown, it was 12 point victories for the Tigers and the one time at SCC it was a two point win.
Georgetown has won seven of the 13 previous finals it has competed in and is looking to defend its 2010 title. If the team does so, it will be the third time it has won back-to-back tournament championships.
Tip is set for 4 p.m. at Frankfort Civic Center.