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Austin Peay Governors Basketball turnovers leads to 74-55 loss to Fairfield Stags Saturday night

Posted By News Staff On Saturday, December 1, 2012 @ 11:30 pm In Sports | No Comments

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Men’s Basketball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Fairfield gave Austin Peay State University a strong dose of east-coast basketball and downed the Governors, 74-55, Saturday night in a non-conference basketball game at Dave Aaron Arena.

APSU Men's Basketball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information) [1]

APSU Men’s Basketball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Fairfield, a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, improved to 4-4—all games played away from the Webster Bank Arena. Meanwhile, the Govs slipped to 3-4.

The Stags defensive pressure forced 21 turnovers, leading to 28 Fairfield points. The Stags, meanwhile, committed only 11 turnovers, two coming at game’s end when they emptied their bench.

Despite the Governors first-half and early second-half struggles, they scratched their way to a four-point deficit AJ Lynch scored on a layup after a steal by Chris Freeman with 11:28 remaining. But from there, Fairfield went on a 17-4 run to parlay the lead to an insurmountable 67-48 advantage.

Five Stags scored in double figures, led by All-MAAC guard Derek Needham, who had 12 points to go with nine assists. Freshman center/forward Josip Mikulic came off the bench to add 11 points, including a trip of three pointers. Fairfield’s bench outscored APSU 36-6.

Travis Betran led the Governors with 17 points while Will Triggs added 11 and Anthony Campbell 10. Freshman Chris Horton led to a 29-26 rebound advantage with eight.

Austin Peay shot 43.9 percent from the floor, but the turnover troubles allowed APSU to take only 41 shots compared to Fairfield’s 59 while permitting the Stags also to hold an 18-2 fastbreak-point advantage.

The contest was a rematch of the Govs’ 2010 BracketBuster contest in Bridgeport, CT.

Box Score

Fairfield vs Austin Peay
12/1/12 7:30pm at Clarksville, TN (Dunn Center)

Fairfield 74

Total 3-point Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min
20 Gilbert, Marcus f 4-9 3-6 0-0 0-1 1 1 11 0 0 0 1 20
21 Sidibe, Amadou f 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 12
41 Matthews, Keith f 1-2 0-0 1-1 1-0 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 10
03 Needham, Derek g 5-13 0-4 2-3 0-4 4 2 12 9 2 0 2 36
11 Wade, Desmond g 4-6 2-3 0-0 0-4 4 2 10 5 3 0 1 31
10 Jenkins, Justin - 0-2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4
15 Barrow, Maurice - 4-9 0-0 2-3 1-1 2 3 10 0 1 0 1 20
22 Johnson, Coleman - 3-3 0-0 1-1 2-1 3 3 7 1 1 1 1 20
23 Johnston, Steve - 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
25 Nickerson, Colin - 4-5 0-0 0-0 0-2 2 2 8 4 0 0 3 28
30 Mikulic, Josip - 4-8 3-5 0-0 3-3 6 2 11 1 2 1 0 18
TM TEAM - - - - 2-0 2 - - - - - - -
Totals………….. - 30-58 8-19 6-8 9-17 26 21 74 20 11 3 9 200
51.7% 42.1% 75.0%
Team summary: FG 3FG FT
1st Half: 14-32 4-10 4-5
43.8% 40.0% 80.0%
2nd Half: 16-26 4-9 2-3
61.5% 44.4% 66.7%

Austin Peay 55

Total 3-point Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min
10 TRIGGS, Will f 3-6 0-0 5-9 2-4 6 1 11 3 2 1 0 31
25 CAMPBELL, Anthony f 3-8 2-4 2-2 1-2 3 0 10 1 0 0 2 35
05 HORTON, Chris c 4-5 0-0 1-2 3-5 8 3 9 0 1 3 0 27
04 BETRAN, Travis g 5-13 3-6 4-6 0-0 0 1 17 1 4 0 2 40
23 LYNCH, AJ g 1-6 0-4 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 6 1 0 24
01 CLYBURN, Jerome - 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 4
11 GREER, Thomas - 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 3
15 FREEMAN, Chris - 1-1 0-0 0-0 2-4 6 4 2 2 3 0 2 17
20 ARENTSEN, Corey - 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 8
22 LAWRENCE, Herdie - 1-2 0-1 0-0 0-2 2 1 2 0 2 0 0 8
24 HARMS, Joe - 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
TM TEAM - - - - 2-0 2 - - - - - - -
Totals………….. - 18-41 5-15 14-21 10-19 29 12 55 9 21 5 7 200
43.9% 33.3% 66.7%
Team summary: FG 3FG FT
1st Half: 9-19 3-8 7-8
47.4% 37.5% 87.5%
2nd Half: 9-22 2-7 7-13
40.9% 28.6% 53.8%

 

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total
Fairfield 36 38 74 Record: (4-4)
Austin Peay 28 27 55 Record: (3-4)

 

Officials: Jim Haney(R), Doug Aprahamian, Ron Tyrburski
Technical fouls: Fairfield-None. Austin Peay-None.
Attendance: 2208
Copies in a Flash Player of the Game: Chris Horton

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