JACKSON, Tenn. - 1/13/2005 - The Union University Bulldogs earned another win over a ranked team as they topped No. 5 Georgetown College (Ky.) 75-68 on Thursday night. Union, ranked No. 13 in the nation, avenged an earlier loss at Georgetown when the Tigers topped union 81-65. Union improves to 11-4 on the season while Georgetown falls to 14-2 overall.
Last week, Union led No. 2 Mountain State by one point at halftime, but failed to hold on as they took the loss. Tonight, the Bulldogs again led by one points (28-27) at halftime. This was a boost for Union as the only shot 37% from the field, including just 1-of-10 from three point range in the first half. The second half was a much difference game for both teams shooting wise. Union won the much faster paced second half 47-41 to earn the win. Union shot 63% from the field, including 83% (5-6) from behind the arc in the second half. Georgetown shot 54% from the field and 50% (4-8) from behind the arc in the second.
Union took the lead for good with 55 seconds remaining on a driving layup by Corey Burkett to make it 69-68. Marcus Cooper then made 6-of-6 free throws in fhte final 26 seconds to seal the win for Union. Cooper ended with eight points.
This game featured 14 ties and 15 lead changes.
Union was led by Pierry Valmera with 23 points and Corey Burkett talled 20 points on 4-of-9 shooting from behind the arc.
Georgetown was led by Brian Silverhorn with 20 points, Ivan Jenkins with 16 points, and Lamar Rice with 12 points.
Up next for Union will be Saturday, Jan. 15 at 4:00 pm versus Arkansas Baptist at home.
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