AUSTIN PEAY LADY GOVS (1-1, 0-0 OVC)
vs. ARKANSAS STATE (1-0, 0-0 SBC)
Tipoff: 7:00pm (CT) | Date: Friday, Nov. 15th, 2013
Location: Clarksville, Tenn. | Arena: Winfield Dunn Center (7,257)
Series: ASU leads, 6-1 (ASU leads, 2-1 in Clarksville) | Streak: ASU, six wins
Clarksville, TN – Fresh off a last-second win at Southern Illinois, Austin Peay women’s basketball team begins a five-game homestand with a 7:00pm, Friday contest against Arkansas State in the Dunn Center.The Lady Govs split their season-opening two-game road trip with each game decided by one possession. Austin Peay dropped its season-opener by a 78-75 scoreline at Western Kentucky, Nov. 9th, but bounced back with a 71-69 victory at Southern Illinois, Tuesday.
Sophomore guard Tiasha Gray delivered APSU its first win with 1.5 seconds remaining when her jumper found net at SIU. Gray has opened the season with 36 points in her first two games, leading the Lady Govs at 18.0 points per game this season.
Head coach Carrie Daniels is in her eighth season with a young squad dominated by sophomores and freshmen. The Lady Govs starting lineup has been composed of a senior, junior and three sophomores in the season’s first two games with four freshman seeing significant action off the bench.
Austin Peay has opened the 2013-14 season with back-to-back 70-point outings, something it was only able to do once during the 2012-13 season. Friday’s game will be the second of three games in a six-day span for APSU. The Lady Govs five-game homestand will be its longest since the 2005-06 season when it had a six-game homestand.
Austin Peay is a young squad in 2013-14 with five sophomore and five freshman dominating the 13-woman roster. The Lady Govs’ seven returnees accounted for only 808 of team’s 1700 points scored (47.5 percent). Austin Peay’s 2013-14 schedule features 11 games against nine teams that reached the 2012 postseason, including national runner-up Louisville.
Arkansas State opened its 2013-14 slate with a 79-61 victory against Missouri State, Monday. Redshirt sophomore guard Aundrea Gamble posted a 30-point, 10-rebound outing in the contest and was 10-of-13 from the floor. Three other players scored 10 or more points in the win.
The Red Wolves were picked to finish third in the revamped Sun Belt Conference, behind preseason favorite UALR and second-place Western Kentucky. Senior forward Jane Morrill and sophomore forward Jalen O’Bannon were preseason All-Sun Belt selections. Arkansas State was 15-15 last season, including a 5-9 road mark.
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