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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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Instant Peay Play: APSU’s Chris Horton quietly making a case to be among Govs all-time greats

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – With his junior season winding down, Austin Peay men’s basketball standout Chris Horton is starting to pile up some impressive numbers, that by the end of his senior campaign may put him in the realm among some of the best to ever wear the Governors uniform.

This past weekend versus Tennessee Martin, Horton not only became the 33rd Austin Peay basketball player to score at least 1,000 points in a career, but just the seventh player all-time to have at least 750 rebounds to go with those points.

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Chris Horton name APSU Athlete of the Week

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Junior center Chris Horton, of the Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

In perhaps the best week of a stellar career, Horton averaged 23.0 points – equaling his career-best with 23 points in both games – alongside 14.5 boards and 2.5 blocks for the Govs. The 6-9 big man shot 50 percent from the floor (14-for-28) and 72 percent (18-for-25) from the free-throw line.

Against Morehead State, Horton became the first Gov since Derek Wright in 2008 to get to the free-throw line 20 times in a game – he hit 15 of those on the way to a 23-point, 11-rebound night against the Eagles.

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Instant Peay Play: Several former Govs, Lady Govs give fans something to follow until fall sports arrive

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – With the end of the NCAA Baseball World Series this week, another year of college sports officially comes to an end.

But that doesn’t mean Austin Peay State University fans don’t have anyone to follow, support and cheer for as the dog days of summer arrive, several former Governors and Lady Govs continue their sporting careers in the pros.

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APSU’s Chris Horton named OVC Freshman of the Year joins Travis Betran on OVC All-Newcomer team

 

Ohio Valley ConferenceBrentwood, TN – Chris Horton, who became the first conference player to block 100 or more shots since 1996-97, has been named the Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Year.

In addition, Horton and Govs’ leading scorer Travis Betran were been named to the OVC All-Newcomer team. The OVC post-season basketball honors were announced Tuesday by the league office after a vote of league coaches and sports information directors.

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Austin Peay Men’s Basketball’s Chris Horton gets share of OVC Freshman of the Week honor for fifth straight week

 

Written by Colby Wilson
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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – For the fifth consecutive week, Austin Peay State University men’s basketball player Chris Horton has earned at least a share of Freshman of the Week honors from the Ohio Valley Conference.

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball looks to get back on track at home against Oakland City Mighty Oaks

 

Oakland City vs. Austin Peay Governors

December 5th, 2012 | 7:00pm
Dave Aaron Arena/Dave Loos Court | Clarksville, TN

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay men’s basketball team will seek to bounce back from a disappointing performance when it plays host to Oakland City, 7:00pm, Wednesday.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball opens OVC Tournament play against the Jacksonville Gamecocks

 

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball vs. Jacksonville State
Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 | Tipoff: 8:00pm (CT)
Nashville, TN. | Arena: Municipal Auditorium (8,000)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsNashville, TN – Austin Peay’s bid for the Ohio Valley Conference tourney championship and its seventh NCAA tournament appearance will begin 8:00pm, Wednesday, as the Governors face Jacksonville State in Municipal Auditorium.

The Governors enter the tournament as the No. 6 seed after finishing in a sixth-place tie with Jacksonville State. The Govs gained the higher seed as a result of winning the two team’s earlier meeting, a 60-57 APSU decision in Clarksville Tennessee.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball takes on Jacksonville State in the 2012 Ohio Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Championship Wednesday, February 29th at 8:00pm.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball takes on Jacksonville State in the 2012 Ohio Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Championship Wednesday, February 29th at 8:00pm.

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The Final Horne: Thanks to run by High School Teams in State Tournament add ‘Hoops City’ to list of Clarksville’s nicknames

 

The Final Horne with James HorneClarksville, TN – Every city is known for something and its fair to say Clarksville is know for many things. Tobacco, Wilma Rudolph, Fort Campbell, Harry Galbreath, the 1999 Tornado, Mason Rudolph and Austin Peay (the governor and the university), are just a few.

Clarksville’s nicknames have ranged from: The Queen City, Queen of the Cumberland, Gateway to the New South to the current Tennessee’s Top Spot.

Fly Williams addresses the crowd in the Dunn Center during his jersey retirement ceremonyFebruary 5th, 2009.

Fly Williams addresses the crowd in the Dunn Center during his jersey retirement ceremony February 5th, 2009.

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Austin Peay Basketball Governors set to open 2011-12 season against former OVC rival Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

 

Austin Peay vs. Middle Tennessee
November 11th, 2011 | Murphy Center |Murfreesboro, TN

Austin Peay State University GovernorsMurfreesboro, TN – After a three-year respite Austin Peay and Middle Tennessee will renew the Govs’ most played rivalry, 7:00pm, Friday when the two teams open the regular season in a non-conference tilt in Murfreesboro Tennessee.

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