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LWC men's basketball Georgetown 88-84 in overtime

By Anthony Latessa

The Lindsey Wilson men's basketball team (result) No. 6-ranked Georgetown (Ky.) Saturday on Senior Day at Biggers Sports Center.

Prior to the game Dmitry Utolin was honored for his dedication to the men's basketball program and Lindsey Wilson.

Bryan Wallace scored a game-high 21 points for the Blue Raiders (20-10, 7-7 Mid-South Conference), matching his season-high. Nic Brown recorded his fifth double-double of the season scoring a career-high 20 points and grabbing a game-high 11 rebounds. Hannes Erhardt and DJ Lambert were both in double figures scoring 12 and 10 points respectively.

After a Charles Sutton basket gave the Blue Raiders an early 12-9 lead the Tigers (22-6, 9-5 MSC) responded by scoring 15 of the next 17 points to take a 24-14 lead with 9:43 remaining in the first half. Lindsey Wilson trimmed the Georgetown lead to 32-28 with 3:40 to play in the first half. The Tigers made two quick three pointers to push their lead back to double digits 38-28. A Marquis Johns three trimmed the deficit back to single digits 43-34.

The Blue Raiders shot 42.4 percent in the first half and just 2-of-11 from beyond the arc. Sutton and Brown led the way for Lindsey Wilson in the first half scoring seven points apiece. Brown also grabbed six rebounds in the half, Wallace and Erhardt each scored six points.

Georgetown shot 58.3 percent in the half making 7-of-9 shots from deep. Troy Steward and Trent Gilbert were both in double figures at the half scoring 15 and 11 respectively.

Trailing 51-41 with 15:03 to play in the second half the Blue Raiders went on an 8-0 run to cut the Tiger lead to 51-49 with 13:02 to play in the second half. After a Georgetown basket increased the lead back to four the Blue Raiders rattled off eight consecutive points to gain a 57-53 lead.

Georgetown answered back with a 6-0 run to regain the lead 59-57 with 9:04 to play in the second half. After falling behind 65-64 Lindsey Wilson scored six consecutive to jump back out in front 70-65 with 4:35 remaining in the half. The Tigers tied the game 77-77 with 38 seconds remaining. Lambert's last second attempt was no good and the game stayed tied at 77 at the end of the second half.

The two teams exchanged baskets early in overtime as Georgetown took an 83-81 lead. A Wallace three-pointer gave the Blue Raiders an 84-83 lead with 2:41 left in overtime. Lambert made two free throws with eight seconds remaining to increase the lead 86-83. Lindsey Wilson was able to foul before Georgetown was able to attempt a three-point shot. The Tigers made the first and missed the second attempt. Allen Costley secured the win for the Blue Raiders making two free throws with three seconds left giving Lindsey Wilson an 88-84 lead.

The Blue Raiders will be the No. 5 seed in the Mid-South Conference tournament at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero St, Frankfort, KY, beginning on March 3.

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