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APSU Lady Govs Basketball start three game OVC road trip at Southeast Missouri Redhawks

 

Austin Peay Lady Govs vs. Southeast Missouri Redhawks

Monday, February 3rd, 2014 | 11:00am CT
Cape Girardeau, MO | Show Me Center (6,972)

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Winners of five of their last six, Austin Peay women’s basketball team begins a three-game Ohio Valley Conference road trip with an 11:00am, Monday contest at Southeast Missouri.

Sophomore Jennifer Nwokocha has posted double-doubles in back-to-back games. Austin Peay travels to Southeast Missouri for a Monday contest. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Sophomore Jennifer Nwokocha has posted double-doubles in back-to-back games. Austin Peay travels to Southeast Missouri for a Monday contest. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

The Lady Govs closed out a three-game homestand with an 86-71 victory against Murray State, Thursday. Austin Peay put together a comprehensive team effort with six players scoring 10 or more points for the first time in known program history.

Austin Peay plays a West Division foe for the second straight game. The Lady Govs will seek to solidify its position within the division against Southeast Missouri. However, Austin Peay also seeks to remain in the race for a top-four seed within the conference as a whole.

Tiasha GraySoutheast Missouri saw a two-game winning streak stopped by a 75-56 loss at Eastern Kentucky, Saturday. However, the Redhawks have won their last two at the Show Me Center, downing both Eastern Illinois (66-49) and SIU Edwardsville (79-71) one week ago. Jordan Hunter leads Southeast Missouri with 14.6 points per game in league action, converting 53 percent of her shots.

The Redhawks won the season’s first meeting between the two teams, a 75-64 decision in Clarksville, January 4th. Austin Peay shot just 25 percent in the final 16 minutes of that contest. Tiasha Gray led APSU with a 16-point, seven-rebound, six-assist effort. Jordan Hunter paced the Redhawks with 19 points.

Austin Peay Lady Govs

APSU - Austin Peay State University SportsOne game into the second half, Austin Peay would be seeded fifth in the OVC women’s basketball tournament. The Lady Govs are 3-1 on the road in OVC play this season while posting a 2-3 mark at home.

Five APSU players are averaging 10 or more points in conference play, sophomore Tiasha Gray pacing the team with 14.4 points per game.

Five APSU players have recorded a double-double this season, sophomore Jennifer Nwokocha leading APSU with five double-doubles.

Austin Peay has snapped a pair of 10-game losing streaks during the season – a 10-game overall losing streak was stopped with a win at Morehead State, January 13th, and a 10-game home OVC losing streak was ended with a January 25th win against Tennessee Tech.

Austin Peay’s non-conference opponents have combined for a .558 win percentage this season and APSU’s non-conference strength of schedule ranks 48th according to WBBState.com.

Southeast Missouri Redhawks

Southeast Missouri RedhawksSoutheast Missouri has lost four of its six games since last facing Austin Peay, but its two wins in that span came at home. Senior guard Jordan Hunter has been the Redhawks leading scorer in league play and in four of its eight OVC games.

Senior forward Patricia Mack is SEMO’s leading rebounder in OVC action and in six OVC contests, ranking third among league rebounders at 10.9 rebounds per OVC contest. Southeast Missouri is 5-4 at the Show Me Center this season, including a 2-2 record in conference play.

An Austin Peay Win Would

Be its fourth consecutive road win, making it the longest road win streak during the Carrie Daniels Era… Be its sixth victory in its last seven outings…End its three-game losing streak to Southeast Missouri… Make it 5-6 overall and 4-1 in OVC action in true road games this season… Improve Daniels’ record to 88-152 overall and 58-78 in OVC action… Make the Lady Govs 441-624 overall since 1976-77.

Six For 10

For the first time in known history, Austin Peay finished its victory against Murray State, January 30th, with six players recording 10 or more points.

Four of the Lady Govs five starters hit double-digits, led by senior Nicole Olszewski’s 20-point effort.

Olszewski Dropping Dimes

Nicole OlszewskiSenior Nicole Olszewski has become the ultimate enabler since starting OVC play.

She has recorded five or more assists in six of the eight contests she has played, capped by a career-high eight assist outing against Murray State, January 30th.

Nwokocha Doubles Down

Jennifer NwokochaSophomore Jennifer Nwokocha became the first Lady Govs player to record back-to-back double-doubles since Jasmine Rayner turned the feat twice during the 2009-10 season.

Nwokocha followed up her 15-point, 10-rebound outing against Tennessee Tech, January 27th, with a 12-point, 11-rebound outing against Murray State, January 30th.

Broadcast Information

Primary Radio: Governors Sports Network
Play-by-play: Josh Stephenson

ipTV: www.OVCDigitalNetwork.com

Live Audio: www.LetsGoPeay.com
Live Stats: www.GoSoutheast.com


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