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Basketball Govs assured of two ESPNU appearances, including January home game vs. Murray State

APSU Sports Information: APSU Basketball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – The Ohio Valley Conference’s best rivalry will take center stage in front of a televised audience, January 7th, 2012, when Murray State visits Austin Peay in Dave Aaron Arena.

That 7:00pm contest will be one of two appearances the Govs are assured on ESPNU this winter.

That announcement came Wednesday by the OVC office. The Govs, in fact, will be part of the league’s first televised weekend as well as they travel to Morehead State for an 11:00am, December 31st, New Year’s Eve contest.

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

APSU also could be a candidate for other televised games. For the second year in a row, the OVC ESPNU slate will include “Wild Card” selections that will feature teams selected 21 days before the contest. This season’s wild card dates are January 21st, February 2nd and February 23rd; the wild card format helps insure the most competitive games featuring the teams at the top of the standings are selected for telecast.

The Governors made four appearances on ESPNU a year ago, including their road contest at Murray State and their home game with Tennessee Tech-a Wild Card selection. In addition, APSU had its Sears BracketBuster game at Fairfield also televised by ESPNU.

2011-12 ESPN Television Schedule

Saturday, December 31st

Austin Peay at Morehead State, 11:00am CT (ESPNU)

Saturday, January 7th

Murray State at Austin Peay, 7:00pm (ESPNU)

Saturday, January 14th

Tennessee Tech at Murray State, 5:00pm (ESPNU)

Saturday, January 21st

Wild Card Game (Teams TBD), 8:00pm CT (ESPNU)

Potential Wild Card Games for January 21st

Austin Peay at Eastern Illinois

UT Martin at Morehead State

Murray State at SIUE

Southeast Missouri at Tennessee Tech

Saturday, January 28th

Tennessee Tech at Morehead State, 2:00pm (ESPNU)

Thursday, February 2nd

Wild Card Game (Teams TBD), 7:00pm CT (ESPNU)

Potential Wild Card Games for February 2nd

Tennessee Tech at Austin Peay

Eastern Kentucky at Eastern Illinois

Morehead State at SIUE

Southeast Missouri at Murray State

Jacksonville State at UT Martin

Thursday, February 23rd

Wild Card Game (Teams TBD), 7:00pm CT (ESPNU)

Potential Wild Card Games for February 23rd

Austin Peay at UT Martin

SIUE at Eastern Kentucky

Murray State at Tennessee State

Eastern Illinois at Morehead State

Southeast Missouri at Jacksonville State

Friday, March 2nd

OVC Tournament Men’s Semifinal #1, 6:00pm CT (ESPNU)

OVC Tournament Men’s Semifinal #2, 8:00pm CT (ESPN3)

Saturday, March 3rd

OVC Tournament Men’s Championship, 1:00pm CT (ESPN or ESPN2)

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