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Austin Peay Lady Govs vs Louisville Cardinals

Austin Peay Lady Govs LogoClarksville, TN – Austin Peay returns to the Ohio River Valley for the second time in a week, this time to meet No. 7 Louisville in a 6:00pm (CT), Saturday contest at the KFC YUM! Center.

APSU Lady Govs visit Louisville

APSU Lady Govs visit Louisville

The Lady Govs visit Louisville after suffering back-to-back losses in last week’s action. Austin Peay fell to Middle Tennessee at home, Wednesday, before falling at Xavier, Saturday. APSU suffered through a poor second-half performance in both contests, shooting a combined 31.7 percent while failing to making a three-pointer (0-of-7).

The Lady Govs bring a two-game losing streak into this match-up with Louisville. Saturday’s contest will be the 12th time, and sixth consecutive season, APSU has faced a nationally-ranked opponent during head coach Carrie Daniels’ tenure. Two of those meetings featuring Louisville, while Austin Peay lost to Western Kentucky, their lone common opponent, 78-75, on opening day.

Sophomore guard Tiasha Gray leads the Lady Govs in scoring, and assists, and her 5.0 rebounds per game ranks second on the team this season.

Freshman center Tearra Banks returns to her hometown and leads APSU’s bench with 7.5 points and 4.4 rebounds per game.

Louisville, which joined the newly formed American Athletic Conference during the summer, is off to a 9-1 start this season – the lone loss coming at nationally-ranked Kentucky. The Cardinals own two wins against nationally-ranked opponents (LSU and at Oklahoma).

Senior guard Shoni Schimmel leads the Cardinals in scoring (13.8 ppg) and assists (4.4 apg) while averaging 3.0 three-pointers made per game. The duo of junior forward Sara Hammond (6.8 rpg) and senior forward Asia Taylor (6.6 rpg) form a potent one-two rebounding threat for Louisville.

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