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Georgetown College men's basketball has been on a tear since a three-point overtime loss at home to Lindsey Wilson College in a brutal gauntlet of four road games and six overall in the past 14 days. All games have been Mid-South Conference battles. Unfortunately, Saturday the No. 2 Tigers (21-3, 9-3) ran up against a hungry University of the Cumberlands team.
These two rivals squared off six days ago in Williamsburg, Ky. GC was on fire Monday, but the Patriots were ready to match that pace Saturday in Davis-Reid Alumni Gym. UC (16-9, 6-5) hit eight threes and outlasted Georgetown, 86-83. Temjae Singleton hit the dagger from deep with 37 seconds left to put the visitors up 84-81. Troy Steward sliced into the lane for a quick two for GC, but Kelsey Wilkinson hit both free throws with 19 seconds closing out the game.
It is always a battle between Georgetown College and University of Pikeville in men's basketball. Thursday's showdown in Davis-Reid Alumni Gym did not disappoint the near capacity crowd. There were 15 lead changes and five ties. The No. 2 Tigers held the largest advantage late in the second half and held on for a 93-85 win over the No. 4 Bears.
This gives GC a game and a half lead over UPike in the Mid-South Conference standings as the Tigers improve to 21-2 and 9-2. The Bears fall to 20-3, 7-3.
"Another good win for us," said Georgetown coach Chris Briggs. "Great job turning around in the second half after a slow start in the first. I thought they came out much more focused and aggressive in the second half."
Tiger Nation fans there is an extra treat Saturday when Georgetown College plays University of the Cumberlands. Before the 2 pm tip off for the women's game, there is a noon alumni game. For one hour some of your favorites of years past will divide up and battle it out. Thus far here is who has agreed to play: Mike Stacy, Kent Johnson, Mark Tandy, Eddie Johnson, Dave Shee, Barry Bowman, Anthony Holt, KC Goodin, Billy Ray Fawns, Darren Dawson, Julian Bankston, Will Carlton, Ashley Ollinger, Jordan Johnson, Jordan Owen, Blake Downing, Casey Alsop, George Baker, Andre Mahorn, Jon Elrod, Donnovan Brown, Jerry Turner and Vincent Crutcher. Serving as honorary coaches are Jason Woodard and Jermaine Brown.
Come enjoy the fun, stay for our women's game and men's follows roughly at 4 pm.
Georgetown College men's basketball has bounced back on a mission following a home loss several week's back. The No. 5 Tigers hit the road for four games in eight days, scheduling necessity from snow postponements, and finished off the brutal stretch Monday in Williamsburg, Ky. against Mid-South Conference rival University of the Cumberlands.
The Patriots (15-8, 5-4) made a run in the second half, but never got closer than five as GC (20-2, 8-2) took the 86-73 win.
"This was a great way to finish the road swing," said GC coach Chris Briggs. "Four road wins in one week in this conference is something of which to be proud. It is definitely not easy to do."
Georgetown College men's basketball went 3-0 this past week as road warriors in the Mid-South Conference. Leading the charge in two of those games was Tony Kimbro, helping him to earn his first Player of the Week honors as announced by the league office Monday afternoon.
The senior came to life in the second half against No. 1 University of Pikeville, scoring 19 of his team-high 23 in the final 20 minutes.
Trailing one down the stretch hit drove and scored the lay-up that was the go ahead basket. He finished with seven rebounds, a block, an assist and a steal.
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