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Austin Peay State University Governors Basketball hosts Troy Trojans

 

Austin Peay (2-7) vs. Troy (4-3)

December 15th, 2014 | 7:00pm
Clarksville, TN | Dunn Center

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Looking for answers to its struggling offense, Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team will be facing an opponent team that isn’t having those problems when the Govs play host to streaking Troy, 7:00pm, Monday, in Dave Aaron Arena.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball fact Troy at home, Monday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball fact Troy at home, Monday. (APSU Sports Information)

The Governors are coming off a disappointing 68-59 home defeat Saturday night to Lipscomb in a contest where they shot a season-low 33.3 percent (16 of 48) from the floor.

It was the fourth time in nine games where APSU shot less than 40 percent. It was the seventh time this season APSU scored less than 70 points—the Govs have combined for just 108 points in the last two games.

APSU’s two leading scorers, Chris Horton (11 ppg) and Chris Freeman (11 ppg) combined for just 12 points against Lipscomb. Senior guard Ed Dyson was the only starter to provide an offensive spark with a career-high 21 points, including four three pointers.

Troy comes in amidst a three-game winning streak, defeating Fort Valley State last Thursday, 80-63, and has shot no worse than 47 percent from the floor in the last three games, including a 59.2 percent effort in a win against Central Arkansas.

Guard Musa Abdul-Aleem is one of four Trojans averaging in double figures, averaging a team-leading 15 points per game. He is just ahead of freshman guard Wesley Person (14.9 ppg), who is the son of the former NBA player of the same name.

Third-team preseason All-Sun Belt pick Kevin Thomas enters the game as the Sun Belt’s leading rebounder, averaging 8.4 rebounds per contest.

The matchup between the Trojans and Governors is just the second in school history. Austin Peay holds a 1-0 advantage after it defeated Troy, 80-53, in Clarksville during the 1977 season.

The game can be viewed on www.ovcdigitalnetwork.com/watch (OVCDN) or can be heard on the Governors Sports Network. Live stats also will be available through www.LetsGoPeay.com

Broadcast Information

Radio • Governors Sports Network
Play-by-Play: Greg Walker
Analyst: David Loos

TV • GovTV • OVCDN
Play-by-Play: Barry Gresham
Analyst: Eric Foister

Govs on the Web

Live Video: www.ovcdigitalnetwork.com
Live Audio: www.LetsGoPeay.com
Live Statistics: www.LetsGoPeay.com


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