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Austin Peay State University Governors Basketball play Eastern Kentucky Colonels at Dunn Center Saturday
Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs. Austin Peay Governors
Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 | 7:30pm CT
Clarksville, TN – The Austin Peay men’s basketball team (11-16, 5-8 OVC) take on the Eastern Kentucky Colonels (18-9, 8-5 OVC) at the Dunn Center Saturday, at 7:30pm in the second part of a doubleheader. It is also Senior night.After the women’s game ends, Saturday, the women will recognize their seniors before the men will honor four-year senior Will Triggs and two-year player Travis Betran.
In addition, the Governors also will salute Matt Hasse, former Govs center-turned-student assistant who sat out this season after chronic back problems ended his playing career.
Austin Peay Governors
The Governors enter the night tied with Southeast Missouri for eighth and the final Ohio Valley Conference tourney spot with identical 5-8 league marks.
APSU comes in after a heartbreaking 90-88 double-overtime loss at Morehead State, Wednesday, a game that saw the Govs take the final shot in both regulation and the first overtime.
Travis Betran matched his season high with 24 points against Morehead State while Ed Dyson made it six straight double-figure scoring games with 15.
Austin Peay leads the OVC and is 34th in the nation with 5.4 blocks per game.
Eastern Kentucky Colonels
Eastern Kentucky has not played since defeating Jacksonville State, 86-65, a week ago on the road. The OVC East preseason favorites, the Colonels come into the game with an 18-9 overall record, 8-5 in the OVC—good enough for third in the East.
The Colonels have attempted 640 three pointers–231 more than the Governors–and have made 244 (38.1 percent).
Preseason All-OVC selections Glenn Cosey (18,7 ppg) and Corey Walden (13.3 ppg) have lived up to the preseason hype.
This is the 110th meeting between Austin Peay and Eastern Kentucky, with the Govs holding a 60-49 advantage. The Governors lost last season’s only meeting, 93-51, in Richmond, with the defeat eliminating them from OVC postseason contention.
The Colonels have lost eight straight games in Clarksville.
What A Win Would Mean
It would make the Governors 12-16 heading into Thursday’s road game at Southeast Missouri…it would make the Govs 6-8 in the OVC…it would make the Govs 6-8 in 2014…it would even the Govs’ February mark at 3-3…the Govs would finish with a 9-5 home record…they would finish with a 5-3 OVC home record…they would improve the overall series record 61-49 against Eastern Kentucky…it would make Dave Loos 35-17 all-time against Eastern Kentucky…it would make Loos 12-6 all-time against Eastern Kentucky coach Jeff Neubauer…it would be Dave Loos’ 466th career victory.
He not only set a personal high for minutes played (42—his previous high was 18), but as well had single-game bests for points (nine) and rebounds (six).
Front Court Help
Sophomore forward Preston Herring matched his season high with 16 minutes against Morehead State.
Above The Rim
Radio: Governors Radio Network
Television: Peay Nation Broadcasting
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