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First-place Governors roll past UT Martin

APSU Men’s Basketball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University jumped out to a 17-3 lead and never was threatened as it defeated UT Martin, 82-53, Thursday night, in men’s Ohio Valley Conference basketball action played at Dave Aaron Arena.

The victory improves the OVC-leading Governors to 15-9 overall and 9-3 in the OVC. Meanwhile, the Skyhawks fall to 8-16 overall and 3-9 in the OVC.

Junior forward Josh Terry dishes against UT Martin as the Governors rolled to an 82-53 victory. (Photo Courtesy: Robert Smith/The Leaf-Chronicle)
Junior forward Josh Terry dishes against UT Martin as the Governors rolled to an 82-53 victory. (Photo Courtesy: Robert Smith/The Leaf-Chronicle)

Austin Peay trailed just once in the contest as UT Martin scored the game’s first two points on a Troy King lay-up. Then it literally was all Austin Peay.

The Governors scored 17 of the next 18 points, with TyShwan Edmondson scoring nine of them.

From there the Govs built a 23-point lead, taking 41-18 halftime advantage. The 18 points allowed were the fewest the Govs have allowed in the first half during OVC play this season.

Tyshwan EdmondsonThe Govs, who shot 51.6 percent (16 of 31) from the floor in the first half, were even better in the final half, shooting 17 of 23 (73.9 percent). However, 12 second-half turnovers were the Govs only real negative.

UTM never got closer than 20 points in the second half as the Governors cruised to victory.

Edmondson, the OVC leading scorer, snapped a two-game single-digit streak by scoring a team-high 16 points.

John FraleyJohn Fraley made it three straight double-figure scoring games with 14 points, going- 6-of-7 from the floor, while freshman forward Will Triggs scored 12 points, also on 6-of-7 shooting. The latter two also grabbed a team game-high seven rebounds as APSU held a 35-25 rebounding advantage.

UTM freshman Troy King led all scorers with 20 points while fellow freshman Mike Liabo came off the bench to add 19.

The victory sets up Saturday’s showdown between the first-place Governors and second-place Murray State (8-3 in the OVC), 7:30pm, in Dave Aaron Arena.

Box Scores

UT Martin vs Austin Peay

02/03/11 – 7:30pm at Clarksville, TN (Dunn Center)

UT Martin 53

      Total 3-point   Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min
12  KING, Troy  6-12  4-7  4-6  1-5  20  37 
25  IRARRAZABAL, Andres  0-3  0-0  4-4  0-3  25 
03  SMITH, Terence  0-4  0-1  1-2  2-0  18 
15  CLAYTON, Reuben  1-6  0-2  3-4  0-1  31 
31  SMITH, Dane  0-2  0-0  0-0  1-1  14 
00  RICHARDSON, Chris  –  0-3  0-1  0-0  1-0  25 
01  SIMMONS, Benzor  –  2-8  0-2  0-0  1-1  17 
10  LIABO, Mike  –  8-14  3-7  0-0  1-3  19  30 
11  MINOR, Omari  –  0-0  0-0  0-0  0-0 
32  MOPO, Pierre  –  0-0  0-0  0-0  0-0 
TM  TEAM  –  –  –  –  2-2  –  –  –  –  –  – 
  Totals…………..  –  17-52  7-20  12-16  9-16  25  19  53  20  10  200 
  32.7%  35.0%  75.0% 
  Team summary:   FG 3FG FT
  1st Half:    6-24  1-10  5-6 
  25.0%  10.0%  83.3% 
  2nd Half:    11-28  6-10  7-10 
  39.3%  60.0%  70.0% 

Austin Peay 82

      Total 3-point   Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min
20  BAKER, Melvin  5-8  0-0  0-0  1-1  10  14 
23  TERRY, Josh  3-4  0-0  0-0  0-2  24 
21  FRALEY, John  6-7  0-0  2-3  3-4  14  24 
03  BROWN, Caleb  1-8  0-0  1-2  0-1  28 
12  EDMONDSON, Tyshwan  6-12  2-4  2-4  1-3  16  28 
04  WILLIAMS, Marcel  –  0-1  0-0  0-0  1-3  16 
05  CALDWELL, Tyrone  –  2-2  0-0  0-1  0-1  12 
10  TRIGGS, Will  –  6-7  0-0  0-0  2-5  12  19 
14  WILLIAMS, Alton  –  1-1  1-1  2-2  0-1  10 
32  BLAKE, Justin  –  2-3  2-3  2-4  0-1  18 
33  HASSE, Matt  –  1-1  0-0  2-2  0-2 
TM  TEAM  –  –  –  –  0-3  –  –  –  –  –  – 
  Totals…………..  –  33-54  5-8  11-18  8-27  35  18  82  15  18  200 
  61.1%  62.5%  61.1% 
  Team summary:   FG 3FG FT
  1st Half:    16-31  3-5  6-8 
  51.6%  60.0%  75.0% 
  2nd Half:    17-23  2-3  5-10 
  73.9%  66.7%  50.0% 
Score by Periods  1st    2nd   Total   
UT Martin   18  35  53  Record: (8-16, 3-9 OVC) 
Austin Peay   41  41  82  Record: (15-9, 9-3 OVC) 
Officials: Kevin Mathis (R), Steve Pyatt, John St. Clair
Technical fouls: UT Martin-None. Austin Peay-None.
Attendance: 2874
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