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For the first time since the 2005-06 season, Georgetown College and University of Kentucky men's basketball teams will meet in a preseason tilt. On Nov. 7 in Rupp Arena, the two powerhouses in their own divisions will clash. The long standing history of play back in the early 1900s has Blue & White ahead 35-15 with the final meeting coming in 1938-39 season.
Georgetown started with a flare against the school just south in Lexington, winning the first six meetings and eight of the first 10. Kentucky got on a roll tallying 33-7 mark over the next two decades before the series ended.
The most recent preseason match-up between the Tigers and Wildcats came in 2005-06. Interesting side note, current Georgetown College head men's basketball coach Chris Briggs was a graduate assistant at UK for then coach Tubby Smith. UK won 85-63.
Georgetown College men's basketball team will be hosting its annual team camp from June 11-14. The camp has six divisions – Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Junior Varsity, Varsity B and Varsity A.
Registration is around lunch time on June 11 with games beginning at 2 pm. Each team will play two games that day and four games each on June 12-13. A single elimination tournament will begin the morning of the 14th with the games being completed around noon or 1 pm.
Davis-Reid Alumni Gym, George H. W. Bush Rec Center, numerous elementary, middle and high school gyms in the Scott County School System will serve as the location of all games throughout the four-day camp. Transportation to and from games will be provided by the campus shuttle bus.
Monty Wilson scored almost half of Georgetown College men's basketball points, but it was not enough to advance to the semifinals for the second straight year and third in the past four. The No. 16 Tigers (24-11) fell in the quarterfinals of the Buffalo Funds-NAIA Men's Division I Basketball National Tournament to Vanguard University (30-6), 93-85.
The Lions had five double figure scorers to counter Wilson's career-tying high night. The senior shot 12-of-19 from the field and was 14-of-15 from the line. This year the Decatur, Ill. native has hit 320 free throws to break Kenny Davis' record of 301 makes in a season.
Georgetown started off strong, holding the lead for much of the first five minutes. However, following Corey Washburn's two in the lane, it was all Vanguard. GC watched a 14-13 lead slip to 29-17 deficit. The Lions biggest lead of the half was at 13 after Selle Hann's three off a turnover.
The Tigers got within nine at the break, 50-41, but were never able to get closer than two the rest of the game. DJ Townsend hit a three with 13:17 remaining for a 61-59 game. Vanguard responded with an 8-2 run to regain control.
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.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Monty Wilson finished with a game-high 39 points on 10-of-16 shooting to lead the way for defending national champion and No. 14 seed Georgetown (Ky.) to top Wayland Baptist (Texas) 97-90 on Wednesday in the first round of the 2014 Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship in Municipal Auditorium.
The point total was the most in a game at the national championship since 2012 and sends the Tigers into the second round for the 12th time since 2000.
"Monty Wilson has had some pretty good games in this gym and he stepped up tonight making big free throws and big plays," said Georgetown head coach Chris Briggs. "The first game out here is always the toughest and you're getting used to the daily grind and you have to get comfortable.