GEORGETOWN, KY (Georgetown College Athletics) – The birthday boy gave Georgetown College men’s basketball a present Saturday. Eljay Cowherd celebrated his birthday Friday and not 24 hours later scored with 9.8 left for a one-point edge over visiting University of the Cumberlands.
The junior then poked the ball away and secured a steal in the No. 17 Patriots final possession for the 80-79 win. This avenged one of only two losses inside the Mid-South Conference for the No. 8 Tigers (23-3, 9-2).
Troy Steward led GC with 19 points, while three teammates joined him in double figures. Cowherd had 16. Chris Coffey scored 14 – two of which came off a ridiculous windmill dunk off an offensive rebound with one second left on the shot clock. Coffey also tallied a game-high 13 rebounds – almost half of the UC total of 27. Joe Burton was the final Tiger in double figures points wise with 10.
Cumberlands (18-7, 5-5), behind Malik Colvin-Seldon’s game-high 24 points, held an eight-point lead with 6:26 left. Steward started a 15-6 run to finish out the game.
Georgetown returns to action 8 pm Thursday on the road against Campbellsville University.