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APSU Sports Information: APSU Basketball
Clarksville, TN – Six Governors scored in double figures as Austin Peay State University rolled to a 98-55 victory against outmanned Manchester, Monday night, in exhibition basketball action at Dave Aaron Arena.The exhibition was the Govs last preseason test as they prepare to travel to Murfreesboro, 7:00pm, Friday, to open the regular season against Middle Tennessee.
Like in their win against Central Missouri, the Governors displayed offensive prowess, shooting 56.9 percent (37 of 65) from the floor which included 70 percent (21 of 30) in the first half as APSU raced to a 57-27 intermission lead.
Preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference guard TyShwan Edmondson led the Governors with 18 points on 7-for-12 shooting while newcomer junior point guard Jerome Clyburn added 13 on a perfect 5-for-5 night from the floor to go with five assists in 16 minutes.
Justin Blake came off the bench to contribute 12 points on four three pointers while Anthony Campbell, who missed much of the 2010-11 season after knee surgery, added 12 points, including a trio of three pointers. His former prep teammate at Edwardsville High School, Will Triggs, also had 11 points and eight rebounds. Starting center John Fraley scored 10 points while claiming seven rebounds.
No Spartan broke into double figures as Matt Morris and Matt Layman led the way with nine points. Manchester, an Indiana Division III program that won 22 games a year ago, shot just 40 percent (22 of 55) from the floor.
The Governors exploded to a huge 30 point halftime lead, after shooting 70 percent from the field in the half (21-30) and 64 percent from three-point range (9-14). The Governors ended the night shooting 56 percent for the game (37-65) and 53 percent from three-point range (15-28).
After only attempting nine three-point shots in the Govs exhibition victory against Central Missouri, Austin Peay hit 15 three pointers against Manchester on 28 attempts.
The Governors continued to move the ball well on offense recording 25 assists on the night. Seven different Governors had at least two assists, led by Jerome Clyburn who record five assists in the victory.
For the second-straight game six Governors broke the double-digit mark, led by TyShwan Edmondson with 18 points. Jerome Clyburn had 13 points, Justin Blake scored 12, Will Triggs and Anthony Campbell both had 11, and John Fraley recorded 10.
The Austin Peay bench scored 51 points in the victory against Manchester. The Spartans finished the night with 55 total points.
The Governors capitalized on their 18 forced turnovers, scoring 32 points off those turnovers.
Anthony Campbell saw more action in his second game since returning from knee surgery a year ago. In 15 minutes, Campbell was 3-7 from the field (all three-point attempts) scoring 11 points, grabbing four rebounds, and a steal.
Jerome Clyburn continued to impress going a perfect 5-5 from the field. Clyburn ended the night with 13 points, five assists, and a steal. He was named the Copies in a Flash Player of the Game.
Head coach Dave Loos Quotes
“The thing that we were really bearing down on in practice since the Central Missouri game was our defense and not leaving our feet and getting back in transition; matching up some things like that. I still wasn’t real pleased to be honest defensively. I think we can do better. We were all right, but we can do better.”
“We just continued to work at our defense and I really liked the way Jerome Clyburn was leading us. He was pushing it and really just shot it well tonight. If we get that kind of leadership at that position and we can play some defense I think we’ve got some guys that can score and we have a chance.”
“We certainly improved in our last three practices. The defense is going to have to get better here earlier in the season and I think it will. We did some good things, we shot it well and we shot a great percentage 57-percent and held them to 40-percent. 25 assists, that’s a terrific number, so I’m pleased with all that.”
Manchester vs Austin Peay
11/7/11 7:30 pm at Clarksville, TN (Dunn Center)
Austin Peay 98
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