The Govs won their fifth straight game to improve to 7-4 on the season while Marian, an NAIA team from Indianapolis, Ind., drops to 4-6.
Sophomore John Fraley notched his season’s third double-double, with 10 points and 10 rebounds, but it was sophomore Tyrone Caldwell who led the Govs scoring attack with 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting. Sophomores Marcel Williams and Anthony Campbell each added 10 points as well.
Austin Peay knocked down 57.9-percent from floor in the game, including 14 of 23 in the second half. The Govs posted a season-best field-goal percentage defense limiting the Knights to 34.5-percent from the floor.
After senior Wesley Channels’ game-opening bucket, the Govs skated to a 15-point, 20-5, lead by the 13:11 mark. Austin Peay did it through a well-distributed scoring attack. In fact, at halftime, eight different Govs players had at least three points.
The Knights’ Matt Dickerson led all scorers with 15 points while Mac Fiely added 12.
The Govs will take a week off for fall semester exams before returning to action, 3 p.m. (CST), Saturday, at No. 4 Kentucky.