Wise, Va. – Georgetown College scored 59 second half points and overcame a 13 point half time deficit to claim a 94-88 victory at the Prior Center on Monday. Garel Craig scored 26 points and made four consecutive free throws in the final minute to seal the victory for the Tigers.
Georgetown College (14-4, 6-4 Mid-South) shot 55.7 percent from the floor and 46.2 percent from distance to win its eighth game in nine contests. Vic Mosses added 23 points and 12 rebounds on 9-10 shooting. Monty Wilson rounded out a trio of 20 point scorers for the Tigers with 21 points on 7-13 shooting including a 3-5 performance from beyond the three point line.
UVa-Wise (9-6, 5-5 Mid-South) used 24 points and 11 rebounds from Deon Boyce and 21 points from Javon Moore to stay within striking distance throughout the second half. The Cavaliers appeared to be on the verge of blowing the Tigers out of the game in the first half as the host built an 18 point lead with just over three minutes to play in the half. By halftime, Georgetown had cut the deficit to 13.
The Tigers opened the second half on a 6-0 run and tied the game four minutes later with 14:57 to play. Georgetown continued the assault and gained its first lead since the early moments of the contest when Moses connected on a jumper to give his club a 59-58 lead.
The score remained within single digits for the remainder of the contest. UVa-Wise mounted one final run the final 90 seconds, Boyce made two free throws to reduce the Georgetown lead to six. Following a Tiger miss, Jermaine Wright answered with a bucket for the Cavs to make the score 88-84 Georgetown with just under a minute to play. Craig would be the calming answer for the Tigers as he made four free throws in the final minute to ice the game for the visitors.
UVa-Wise will return to action on Thursday when the team travels to Williamsburg, Ky. for an 8:00 p.m. tip.