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Austin Peay Governors Basketball gets mauled by Tennessee State Tigers

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Men’s Basketball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsNashville, TN – Despite getting 21 points from John Fraley, Austin Peay men’s basketball team lost 77-57 in Ohio Valley Conference action at Tennessee State, Monday night.

Fraley and Melvin Baker – 14 points –  combined to make 13 of 20 shots, while the rest of the Govs combined to make only 6 of 29 from the floor. Tennessee State, meanwhile, shot 68 percent (19 of 48) in the second half for a total 53-percent shooting performance.

APSU Men's Basketball (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Men's Basketball (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

“Take nothing away from Tennessee State – they’re a good team,” head coach Dave Loos said. “We didn’t fight back tonight. We’ve got to have some balance. Defensively, we let them to get to the rim entirely too much tonight and it hurt us.”

Outside of the Govs frontcourters, TyShwan Edmondson finished with eight points and eight rebounds and Josh Terry battled foul trouble to play only 16 minutes without scoring.

Austin Peay trailed by only nine points at the half, but struggled to get anything going to start the second. In fact, after a pair of dunks by TSU’s Robert Covington, the Tigers took off on a 25-10 run to take a 26-point, 58-32, lead with 11:12 left.

Tennessee State was led by Kellen Thornton with 15 points and Robert Covington with 13 points and eight rebounds.

The Copies in a Flash APSU Player of the Game was John Fraley.

Box Score

Austin Peay vs Tennessee State
01/30/12 – 7:00pm at Nashville, TN. (Gentry Center)

Austin Peay 57

Total 3-point Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min
20 BAKER, Melvin f 5-9 0-0 4-7 1-5 6 3 14 1 3 0 1 30
21 FRALEY, John c 8-11 0-0 5-6 2-3 5 3 21 2 0 0 0 24
01 CLYBURN, Jerome g 0-1 0-1 2-2 0-2 2 1 2 0 2 0 0 22
12 EDMONDSON, TyShwan g 3-9 0-2 2-2 2-6 8 0 8 0 2 0 1 33
23 TERRY, Josh g 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 16
03 COVINGTON, Kevin - 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
10 TRIGGS, Will - 0-1 0-0 0-3 0-0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 16
11 GREER, Thomas - 0-2 0-1 0-0 0-1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 8
14 WILLIAMS, Alton - 0-2 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
15 FREEMAN, Chris - 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
22 LAWRENCE, Herdie - 0-3 0-2 2-2 0-0 0 1 2 0 2 0 2 8
24 HARMS, Joe - 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
32 BLAKE, Justin - 2-7 2-6 1-2 1-1 2 0 7 0 0 1 1 22
33 HASSE, Matt - 1-1 0-0 1-3 1-1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 3
TM TEAM - - - - 1-2 3 - - - - - - -
Totals………….. - 19-49 2-14 17-27 8-22 30 16 57 3 12 1 5 200
38.8% 14.3% 63.0%
Team summary: FG 3FG FT
1st Half: 7-20 0-3 6-8
35.0% 0.0% 75.0%
2nd Half: 12-29 2-11 11-19
41.4% 18.2% 57.9%

Tennessee State 77

Total 3-point Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min
33 COVINGTON, Robert f 5-12 2-4 1-3 1-7 8 3 13 0 1 1 4 33
34 RHETT, MJ f 4-5 0-0 0-0 1-5 6 4 8 3 1 0 1 17
02 MILLER, Patrick g 4-7 0-0 0-0 2-2 4 4 8 3 1 0 1 24
05 HARRIS, Jay g 1-3 0-1 0-0 0-1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 17
10 PETERS, Wil g 3-7 1-4 4-4 1-2 3 3 11 7 2 0 0 34
03 BUTCHER, Kharon - 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
12 BAWA, Muniru - 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
20 CONNER, Chris - 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 7
21 THORTON, Kellen - 6-11 0-0 3-4 1-4 5 2 15 0 0 0 1 23
22 FREDRICK, Tashan - 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
31 MOORE, Kenny - 3-4 1-2 2-3 0-4 4 3 9 2 1 1 0 19
44 GREEN, Michael - 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-2 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 4
45 CYPHERS, Jordan - 3-5 3-5 0-0 0-1 1 1 9 1 1 0 0 16
TM TEAM - - - - 0-1 1 - - - 1 - - -
Totals………….. - 30-57 7-17 10-14 6-29 35 25 77 16 10 2 7 200
52.6% 41.2% 71.4%
Team summary: FG 3FG FT
1st Half: 11-29 4-10 3-4
37.9% 40.0% 75.0%
2nd Half: 19-28 3-7 7-10
67.9% 42.9% 70.0%
Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total
Austin Peay 20 37 57 Record: (9-15, 6-5 OVC)
Tennessee St 29 48 77 Record: (14-10, 7-4 OVC)
Points in the paint-APSU 24,TSU 40. Points off turnovers-APSU 10,TSU 11.
2nd chance points-APSU 5,TSU 8. Fast break points-APSU 4,TSU 15.
Bench points-APSU 12,TSU 35. Score tied-1 time. Lead changed-2 times.
Last FG-APSU 2nd-01:56, TSU 2nd-02:34.
Largest lead-APSU by 3 1st-12:18, TSU by 26 2nd-11:12.
Officials: John Dillion, Jeb Hartness, Alfred Smith
Technical fouls: Austin Peay-None. Tennessee St-None.
Attendance: 2019

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