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Georgetown vs. Cumberlands in basketball, 1973

Posted on January 13, 2018 | in Uncategorized | by

Georgetown’s John Owen grabbed a rebound over Cumberland’s Melvin Harris during the Tigers’ 79-70 win on Jan. 25, 1973. Owen and Van Phillips combined to score 50 of the Tigers’ 79 points before the packed home crowd. The win over the conference foe improved Georgetown’s record to 6-0 in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The conference, historically known as a Kentucky-only conference, is now called the River States Conference and includes schools from Pennsylvania, Indiana, Ohio and West Virginia. In 1995, both Georgetown and Cumberland left to join the Mid-South Conference. The two schools have played annually since 1960, with Georgetown holding a 88-51 series lead. The two schools meet again Thursday. Photo by E. Martin Jessee | Staff

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