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Men’s Bball to NAIA Championship!

Staff Writer

 Men’s Bball to NAIA Championship!

Source: The Georgetonian/Cameron Nixon
Monty Wilson celebrates after hitting his game-winning shot.

By the time you read this paper your Georgetown College Tigers will have already played for the NAIA Division I National Championship in Kansas City, Mo. So far, they’ve had an amazing run and played with tremendous heart on their way to a match up with Louisiana State University Shreveport televised nationally on ESPN3.

The Tigers won three games en route to the Fab Four; against St. Thomas Houston, John Brown University and Culver-Stockton College. The first game they won after coming back from behind, 70-68. The Tigers won by 13 in the second game of the tournament, winning 80-67 against John Brown. In the third game against Culver-Stockton, they came from behind to win 86-82.

After fighting their way to the Fab Four, the Tigers never stopped en route to a  two–point victory over LSU-Shreveport. Monty Wilson was the hero for the night with 32 points and eight rebounds. Monty Wilson’s shot with two seconds left on the clock was one he practiced for hours the night before in anticipation for the game. Yet it was a real team effort all around, defensively and offensively, as Georgetown out-rebounded LSU-Shreveport 45-33 and were rewarded with 24 second chance points. Vic Moses continued his streak of double-doubles with 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Garel Craig and Allan Thomas both had 17 points, including some big ones in the last minutes of the game.

For the championship game, Georgetown will be up against SAGU, who beat Lindsey Wilson College 80-64 in the Fab Four. The game will be televised on CBS Sports Network at 8:35 p.m.