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Instant Peay Play: Two APSU basketball greats enter home stretch of record-breaking careers

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With the calendar switching from January to February, Austin Peay State University basketball standouts Chris Horton and Tiasha Gray enter the final regular-season month of their respective record-breaking careers.

Both arrived on Austin Peay’s campus in 2012, Horton from Columbus High School in Decatur, GA; while Gray stayed near home to continue her hoops career after playing at Clarksville High School.

While the pair play different positions for their teams – Horton is a 6-8 center, while Gray is a 5-4 point guard – both have helped re-write the record book, both at Austin Peay and the Ohio Valley Conference.

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Instant Peay Play: Austin Peay’s Chris Horton, Tiasha Gray will be opponent focus again this Basketball Season

 

Instant Peay PlayClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s and women’s basketball teams open up their respective season’s this week with exhibition games, but with the regular season beginning next week, opponents know they will have to prepare to stop two key APSU players.

Those two are the Governors senior center Chris Horton and the Lady Govs senior point guard Tiasha Gray, who were both selected to their respective preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference teams, and are key for success in the upcoming year.

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APSU Governors Basketball picked fifth in West; Chris Horton selected preseason All-OVC

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUNashville, TN – For a second straight year Austin Peay State University post player Chris Horton has been named to the Preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference team, as chosen by league coaches and sports information directors.

That was announced Tuesday at the OVC’s annual basketball media day, held at the Sheraton Music City Hotel.

Austin Peay head coach Dave Loos at OVC Basketball Media Day, Tuesday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay head coach Dave Loos at OVC Basketball Media Day, Tuesday. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Basketball to begin practice Sunday, October 4th

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Even though this will be the 30th time—26 at Austin Peay State University—Dave Loos has prepared to tipoff practice as head men’s basketball coach, he nonetheless still gets excited this time of year.

And as Loos and his Governors are set to initiate practice, 6:00pm, Sunday, in Dave Aaron Arena, the Governors longtime head man anxiously awaits the official start.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Basketball’s Chris Horton left his mark for 2014-15 Governors

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Although Austin Peay junior center Chris Horton was bypassed for Ohio Valley Conference honors—he was named first team by College Hoops Daily and second team by College Sports Madness—his 2014-15 season certainly left its mark and cannot be overlooked for multiple achievements by the lanky 6-8 Decatur, Georgia native.

Austin Peay Basketball's Chris Horton. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Basketball’s Chris Horton. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Basketball’s Chris Horton takes OVC Player of the Week honor

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUBrentwood, TN – Junior center Chris Horton, of the Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team, has been named adidas® Ohio Valley Conference men’s basketball co-Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday.

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APSU’s Chris Horton earns Tennessee Sports Writers Association weekly award again

 

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUNashville, TN – Austin Peay State University sophomore center Chris Horton has been named the Men’s Basketball Player of the Week by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association after registering a pair of double-doubles in Ohio Valley Conference-opening weekend action.

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Chris Horton named APSU Athlete of the Week for fourth straight week

 

APSU - Austin Peay State University SportsClarksville, TN – For the fifth time in the last six weeks, sophomore center Chris Horton, of Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

Horton picked up two double-doubles in three games last week, averaging 14.3 points and 11.3 rebounds in three Govs victories. He also averaged four blocked shots and shot 17-of-30 (56.7 percent) from the floor.

APSU's Chris Horton had 21 points and 12 rebounds against Southeast Missouri.

APSU’s Chris Horton had 21 points and 12 rebounds against Southeast Missouri.

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Chris Horton named APSU Athlete of the Week

 

APSU - Austin Peay State University SportsClarksville, TN – For the fourth time in the last five weeks, sophomore center Chris Horton, of Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

The Decatur, GA, native averaged 17.7 points and shot 70 percent from the field in the Govs final three pre-Christmas contests. He also earned his season’s sixth double-double with a 16-point, 10-rebound effort at Vanderbilt, Tuesday.

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APSU’s Chris Horton earns Tennessee Sports Writers Weekly basketball honor

 

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, TN – Chris Horton, who shot more than 70 percent from the floor in averaging nearly 18 points per game last week in three Austin Peay State University basketball contests, has been named the Tennessee Sports Writers Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.

That was announced Tuesday.

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