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APSU Women’s Basketball travels to UT Martin, Thursday

 

Austin Peay (12-9 / 5-5 OVC) at UT Martin (10-12 / 6-4 OVC)

Thursday, February 1st, 2018 | 5:30pm CT
Martin, TN | Elam Center

APSU Women's BasketballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team looks to find their road swing rhythm 5:30pm, Thursday, February 1st against UT Martin at the Elam Center. 

The Govs are coming off a brief two-game homestand, where they downed Eastern Kentucky 59-45, before dropping a defensive matchup with Morehead State.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball begins four game road trip Thursday at UT Martin. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Basketball begins four game road trip Thursday at UT Martin. (APSU Sports Information)

The Governors’ win over the Colonels was the first time that they have held a NCAA Division I program to under 50 points since holding Kennesaw State to 49 points December 14th, 2016.

Veteran leadership was on display for the Governors in both matchups last week, as redshirt junior Falon Baker scored a career high 25 points against Eastern Kentucky. She was the only Gov in double figures, shooting 66.7 percent from beyond the arc. The Governors defense was on fire against the Colonels collecting 15 steals and forcing 23 turnovers.

Senior Brianne Alexander showed her versatility on both ends of the floor against Morehead State, scoring 17 points and pulling down 11 rebounds for her second career double double. Alexander has also been nearly perfect from the free-throw line, going 7-for-7 against the Eagles, and shooting 35-for-39 over the last six games.

The Govs have been searching for major bench impact at home, missing the offensive production from junior transfer Michaela Campbell, who missed the last game due to illness. As a team, Austin Peay is averaging 64.4 points per game and shooting 39.9 percent from the field. The Govs dribble penetration is paying off at the foul line where Austin Peay is shooting 74.2 percent.

The Govs are facing a Skyhawks team that is 6-4 in conference play behind the strong play of guards Kenall Spray and Emanye Robertson, both averaging double digits, and persistence in the paint from Janekia Mason, who averages 10.1 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.

APSU Storylines

Conference Foes
Austin Peay is 43-36 all time against UT Martin having earned 20 wins on the road. The Govs are looking for the season sweep against the Skyhawks after topping UT Martin at home January 3rd, 69-62.

Veteran Leadership
Baker scored a career high 25 points against EKU with three steals and three rebounds to pad her stat sheet. Alexander posted her second career double double against Morehead State, scoring 17 points and pulling down 11 rebounds.

Double Digits
Two Governors are averaging double figures during conference play: Alexander (12.6) and Baker (10.4).

Streak Updates
The Govs five-game home winning streak came to an end in the 66-59 loss to the Eagles. The Govs five-game streak of shooting 50.0 percent or better in the third quarter also came to an end against Morehead State.

Follow the APSU Govs

Be sure to follow all the Austin Peay women’s basketball action at LetsGoPeay.com and the official Facebook page of Austin Peay Athletics. In addition, live play-by-play coverage can be found on Twitter (@AustinPeayWBB). Fans can catch live video on the OVC Digital Network.

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