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Big shot Brown wins it for Basketball Govs

 

APSU Men’s Basketball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsChattanooga, TN – Senior Caleb Brown buried a three-pointer with 0.2 seconds left, giving the Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team a 70-67 road win at Chattanooga, Monday night.

The game was tied seven times during the final four minutes, the last coming at 67-all after a corner three by Chattanooga’s Omar Wattad with 30 seconds to play. The Govs called a timeout with 25 seconds left to organize for the final shot and with the clock winding down, Brown knocked down the game-winner from the right-elbow.

Caleb Brown, APSU Governors. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Caleb Brown, APSU Governors. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Chattanooga’s (0-2) desperation attempt was thwarted by junior Josh Terry at midcourt.

Terry led three Governors in double-figures with 17 points, to go along with seven rebounds and three steals. Junior Anthony Campbell came alive with 15 points, all in the first half, but was limited to only two shot attempts in the final half.

Junior Tyshwan Edmondson added 14 points and six rebounds, while junior John Fraley had seven points and 11 boards.

The Govs (2-0) and Mocs traded the lead eight times during the first half, Austin Peay doing much of its damage from behind the arc. Behind Campbell and Edmondson, the Govs hit six of their eight three-pointers in the opening frame.

Josh TerryA layup by Edmondson with 7:14 to play set the tone for a Govs push into the break. The Mocs were held in check thanks to good defense and free-throw shooting over the final seven minutes. During that stretch, Austin Peay forced four turnovers and made 6-of-8 from the line, to take a 40-36 lead into the break.

In the second half, the Govs lead grew as large as seven points early after five straight points from junior Melvin Baker over the first three minutes. However, an 11-4 Chattanooga run over a three-minute span put the Mocs head 54-52 with 9:45 to play.

But again, the Govs hustled back into it, forcing three turnovers and scoring five fast-break points to take a four-point lead, 63-59, with 5:31 left. Chattanooga would not let the Govs pull away as Chris Early went on a five-point run of his own, to even the game at 63-all – the game’s sixth tie – with 3:36 left.

Caleb Brown The two teams traded free throws, before giving way to Brown’s final shot.

Josh Odem led Chattanooga with 15 points, while Early added 11 and Ricky Taylor, 10. As a team, the Mocs shot 43 percent (26 of 60) from the floor, while Austin Peay made only 24 of 61 (39.3 percent).

Austin Peay continues its season-opening nine-game road trip with game three, a 7:15pm, Thursday game at Lipscomb.


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