|Stats at a Glance||CU||GC|
|FG Percentage||.418 (28-67)||.509 (29-57)|
|3P FG Percentage||.273 (6-22)||.444 (8-18)|
|FT Percentage||.706 (12-17)||.760 (19-25)|
|Points||Ty Sean Powell
- 24||Troy Steward
|Rebounds||Ty Sean Powell
Andrew Rogan - 7
|Assists||Ty Sean Powell
- 2||Eljay Cowherd
|Steals||Ty Sean Powell
- 4||Eljay Cowherd
Joe Burton - 2
- 1||Brodricks Jones
GEORGETOWN, Ky. – Troy Steward banked in a 3-pointer at the end of regulation and ninth-ranked Georgetown netted 11 of its 20 points in overtime at the foul line, holding off Cumberland in men’s basketball action here Saturday at Davis-Reid Alumni Gymnasium.
The Phoenix (8-6, 1-2 Mid-South) led for much of the second half thanks to a quick start, including two baskets from Shamari Denson, who nailed a pair of 3-pointers midway through the period to keep CU in front. Field goals from Andrew Rogan and Ty Sean Powell increased the lead to 58-52 with 8:32 remaining.
Eljay Cowherd and Brodricks Jones made baskets for the Tigers (17-1, 3-0), but Powell answered for Cumberland before a triple by Steward made it a one-point game. The lead went back-and-forth between one and three points and a Steward layup at the 4:25 mark cut the Phoenix edge to 64-63.
Neither team scored for more than three minutes until Rogan picked up a loose ball underneath and scored, setting up the final play for Georgetown. The Tigers got two offensive rebounds before Steward drove right for a shot.
Rogan got his hand on the ball as Steward raised his hands, but the Tigers senior somehow kept control and banked in a 3-pointer, evening the contest at 66. Deiontay Walters’ 3-pointer was blocked to end regulation.
Ty Sean Powell, who finished with 24 points and seven rebounds, made two foul shots and Walters hit 1-of-2 to start overtime, but an old-fashioned 3-point play from Chris Coffey tied the contest again. After a 3-point play by CU’s Isaac Stephens, Joe Burton nailed a triple to put the Tigers ahead for good.
Steward added a bucket for a four-point Georgetown lead and the turning point of the game happened with just less than a minute to play when Powell’s hook shot from 10 feet was blocked, a questionable non-goaltending call.
From there the Tigers connected on 9-for-10 at the foul line in the final minute, as the Phoenix could not buy a basket.
Denson netted 12 of his 14 points in the second half while Stephens and Walters both posted nine points and Tranard Chester contributed eight.
Steward led all scorers with 25 points and Jones collected 20 points and seven boards. Coffey added nine points and eight rebounds and Joe Burton came off the bench to score 13 points in his first game for Georgetown.
Jones netted the first 10 points of the game for the Tigers, including a pair of 3-pointers, and Steward added a pair of triples for an 18-9 lead for the home team just over eight minutes into the contest.
Cumberland finally got a couple of stops defensively and executed on the offensive end, starting with a 3-pointer by Walters off an assist from Powell, who then made consecutive field goals before another triple by Walters pulled the Phoenix within 20-19.
Steward’s 3-pointer from almost 30 feet at the end of the shot clock swished the nets, extending the Georgetown advantage to 27-21, but Asher Blum answered with a three for CU and Rogan nailed a 3-pointer from the left corner on the fast break, evening the contest at 27.
Back-to-back baskets by Coffey gave the home team a four-point edge in the final minute of the half. Powell scored again and then made 1-of-2 free throws with 46.4 seconds left in the period but Cumberland missed a chance to cut into the deficit or tie the game in the final seconds and trailed 35-32 at intermission.
Powell led all scorers with 14 points while Steward and Jones combined for 25 of Georgetown’s 35 points in the period.
Cumberland heads to 16th-ranked University of Pikeville this Thursday to end a three-game conference road swing.