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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 Governors Basketball never recover from slow start losing 70-52 at Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Men’s Basketball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsCookeville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s not-so-positive trademark has been slow starts during its recent losing streak. Saturday night represented its worst start of 2013.

Tennessee Tech jumped out to a 13-2 lead and never looked back as it rolled past the Governors, 70-52, in Ohio Valley Conference basketball action played at the Eblen Center.

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

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

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Austin Peay Governors head to Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles seeking first road win

 

Austin Peay Governors vs. Tennessee Tech

Saturday, January 26th, 2013 | 7:30pm (CT)
Eblen Center | Cookeville, TN

Austin Peay State University GovernorsCookeville, TN – One thing for sure Austin Peay or Tennessee Tech will achieve a first Saturday in the 7:30pm, Ohio Valley Conference match up at the Eblen Center.

If the Govs can capture a victory, it would not only be their first OVC road victory this season, but their first road win period as well in 2012-13.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball.

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball.

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Austin Peay Mens Basketball’s John Fraley overcomes concussion to earn Second-Team All-OVC

 

Ohio Valley ConferenceJohn FraleyNashville, TN – The start of John Fraley’s senior season was as inauspicious as the beginning of his Austin Peay basketball career.

Fraley, who was redshirted in 2007-08 to acclimate himself to the Division I game, suffered a concussion in the 20110-12 season opening game at Middle Tennessee and proceeded to miss the Govs next nine games, a stretch that saw APSU go 1-8 without its big man. But the 6-8 local product recovered to produce the best season of his APSU career. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball face future OVC opponent the Belmont Bruins Monday night

 

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball vs. Belmont
Monday, February 6th, 2012 | Tipoff: 7:00pm (CT)
Nashville, TN | Arena: Curb Event Center

Austin Peay State University GovernorsNashville, TN – The Austin Peay Governors travel to Nashville Tennessee to take on the Belmont Bruins at the Curb Event Center Monday night starting at 7:00pm.

The Govs will have to deal with the two-headed inside monster of 6-9 Mick Hedgepth and 6-10 Scott Saunders for Belmont. The latter scored 23 against the Governors in their first meeting, a 77-67 Bruins victory in Clarksville back in December.

John Fraley drives around Tennessee Tech's Bassey Inameti towards the basket Thursday night. Fraley had a 31 point career performance. He also grabbed 17 rebounds. Austin Peay Men's Basketball.

John Fraley drives around Tennessee Tech's Bassey Inameti towards the basket Thursday night. Fraley had a 31 point career performance. He also grabbed 17 rebounds. Austin Peay Men's Basketball.

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball comes up short in shootout against the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Men’s Basketball

Clarksville Sports NetworkClarksville, TN – After Monday night’s blowout loss at Tennessee State, Austin Peay Governors head coach Dave Loos said his team needed to make a commitment to playing defense before they could expect to win another game this season.

Unfortunately for the Govs, they added 19 turnovers to a shaky defensive performance, matching a season-high for most points allowed this season in a 94-88 loss to Tennessee Tech Thursday night.

John Fraley drives around Tennessee Tech's Bassey Inameti towards the basket Thursday night. Fraley had a 31 point career performance. He also grabbed  17 rebounds. Austin Peay Men's Basketball.

John Fraley drives around Tennessee Tech's Bassey Inameti towards the basket Thursday night. Fraley had a 31 point career performance. He also grabbed 17 rebounds. Austin Peay Men's Basketball.

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball take on Kevin Murphy and the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles

 

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball vs. Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles
Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 | Tipoff: 7:00pm (CT)
Clarksville, TN | Arena: Dunn Center (7,257)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – It had been since the 1991-92 season that an Ohio Valley Conference basketball player scored 50 or more points in a game.

That changed Monday night. Tennessee Tech senior guard Kevin Murphy, the preseason OVC Player of the Year, knocked down 16 of 21 field goals, including six three pointers, along with 12-of-14 free-throw attempts for 50 points as the Golden Eagles roasted SIU Edwardsville, 98-80. That victory avenged the Golden Eagle, December 29th loss at SIUE.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball.

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball heads to Tennessee State to complete busy weekend slate

 

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball vs. Tennessee State
January 30th, 2012 | Tipoff: 7:00pm
Gentry Center | Nashville, TN.

Austin Peay State University GovernorsNashville, TN – For the second time in less than a week, Austin Peay heads on the road with a place in the Ohio Valley Conference standings on the line. Last Thursday, the Governors dropped a disappointing 65-60 decision to Southeast Missouri with second place on the line.

This time the Govs head to Tennessee State, 7:00pm, Monday, with third-place as the prize. The two teams are currently locked in a third-place with respective 6-4 OVC records.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball.

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Governors return home looking to rebound vs. Tennessee Tech

 

APSU Men’s Basketball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay will attempt to rebound literally and figuratively from its first Ohio Valley Conference defeat when Tennessee Tech comes to town, 6:00pm, Thursday for an ESPNU telecast.

The Governors are hoping to bounce back after losing in overtime to Tennessee State, 76-74, Saturday in Nashville. It was a contest the Governors could not finish off after leading by seven with 1:18 remaining.

And rebounding, or lack thereof, proved to be a deciding factor in the defeat as TSU out-rebounded the Governors, 52-37, including 20 offensive grabs. A TSU offensive rebound tied the game in regulation and another offensive snatch helped give the Tigers a four-point overtime lead.

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

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

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