Georgetown 97, Lipscomb 84
TULSA, Okla. (AP) _ David Shee had five 3-point baskets among his 21 points, and led Georgetown, Ky., to a 97-84 victory over Lipscomb in the semifinals of the NAIA Tournament on Saturday.
By winning, the top-seeded Tigers (36-2) advanced to Monday’s championship against the winner of the Oklahoma City-Belmont semifinal.
Shee struck from the outside 3 minutes into the game to help Georgetown come from behind and take the lead for good.
No. 4 seed Lipscomb (33-6) trailed 53-37 at halftime, but Kenyatta Perry and Rodrigo Pastore came on strong in the second half to narrow the gap.
Perry hit two 3-point shots to pull the Bisons to 64-56 with 14:30 remaining in the game. Pastore added 17 second-half points for the Tennessee school.
But Shee and Scott Schoen scored from the outside to launch a 15-8 run. The closest Lipscomb came again was 89-82, when Andy Blackston hit a 3-pointer with 1:15 remaining.
Pastore finished with 23 points and Perry had 21. Lipscomb center John Holt added 18.
Schoen had 21 for Georgetown while Jermaine Brown finished with 15.
Lipscomb had averaged 52 percent from the field throughout the tournament, but was held to 38.7 percent in the first half and 42.4 percent for the game.
Georgetown shot 57 percent from the field for the game and 45.5 percent from behind the 3-point line.