PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Men's and Women's Basketball) – For the first time in the 2015 calendar year, the Shawnee State men's and women's basketball teams will do battle inside the ever-strong Mid-South Conference, as each squad takes on a nationally-ranked Georgetown College squad Thursday night at Frank & Janis Waller Gymnasium.
The No. 14 women's squad – fresh off their highest NAIA Top 25 ranking in two years – will tip-off first against the No. 24-ranked Tigers at 6 p.m. In their last meeting on Feb. 1, 2014, SSU defeated the then-No. 6 Tigers, 70-63, in Portsmouth. SSU holds an 11-8 advantage over Georgetown all-time, including a 6-1 mark in Portsmouth.
On the men's side, SSU looks to grab their first victory in conference play this season versus a GC squad which is ranked No. 18 in the country, with the contest beginning at 8 p.m. The Bears fell last season, 83-79, in an overtime thriller. The Bears are 4-10 all-time versus the Tigers, but boast a 4-3 mark in Portsmouth.
The game will also be available on the airwaves, as the broadcast will be featured on WNXT AM 1260 and online at www.WNXTradio.com. Roger Gray will have the call for the women's game, with Dave Lemon on the men's contest.