Southeast Missouri vs. Austin Peay Governors
Saturday, January 4th, 2014 | 7:30pm CT
Clarksville, TN | Dave Aaron Arena/Dave Loos Court
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay will play the OVC West Division co-favorites in their next two games.
The Govs play host to Southeast Missouri, 7:30pm, Saturday, before trekking to Murray State next Saturday.
Southeast Missouri comes in as the only West Division team with a winning record. The Redhawks are 8-6, but 0-1 after losing on the road at Murray State, 82-75, Thursday.
The Redhawks are led by OVC Preseason Player of the Year, 6-8 forward Tyler Stone, who is averaging 17.9 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. However, SEMO has received a huge lift from 6-5 forward Jarekious Bradley, who has earned multiple OVC Newcomer of the Week honors. He is averaging 20.6 ppg, shooting 52 percent from the floor, while grabbing 7.6 rpg.
After winning five straight games in late November-early December, SEMO now has lost four of its last five games, three of the losses coming on the road.
In last season’s OVC-opening overtime loss at SEMO, the Govs saw forward Will Triggs score a career-high 29 points on 14-of-17 shooting.
Austin Peay placed five players in double figures as it won its OVC opener, 81-68, Thursday night against UT Martin. Zavion Williams came off the bench to score 16 points and dish out seven assists while Chris Horton also had 16 points to go with 12 rebounds and eight blocks–those eight blocks set an APSU single-game record.
The Governors are seeking to end a two-game losing streak to the Redhawks in a series previously dominated by APSU. The Govs, in fact, hold a 32-18 series advantage.
The Govs played shorthanded against UT Martin as wing Ed Dyson (knee) missed the contest. Travis Betran injured his back against the Skyhawks, leaving both players uncertain for Saturday’s contest.
Radio: Governors Radio Network
Play-by-Play: Greg Walker
Analyst: David Loos
Television: Peay Nation Broadcasting
Play-by-Play: Ethan Fisher
Analyst: Rashun Bell