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APSU Governors Basketball loses at Lipscomb Bisons 68-63

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUNashville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s season-long offensive struggles will send the Governors into the Christmas break on negative note.

The Governors converted just 3-of-20 three-point attempts compared to eight by Lipscomb and that was the difference as APSU fell, 69-63, Sunday afternoon, in non-conference basketball action in Allen Arena.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball defeated by Lipscomb Sunday afternoon. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball defeated by Lipscomb Sunday afternoon. (APSU Sports Information)

The loss snapped the Govs win streak at two games as they fell to 4-8 overall on the season.

The victory clipped Lipscomb’s two-game losing streak and improved the Bisons to 5-7. It also allowed Lipscomb to sweep the season series.

And like a broken record, the Governors can point to their shooting woes. In fact, it looked like the Governors began their Christmas break early. With less than 11 minutes left in the first half the Governors had just four points and trailed by as much as 15.

APSU's Chris FreemanFor the sixth time this season the Governors failed to crack the 40 percent mark, shooting just 37.7 percent (20 of 53) from the floor. But it was three-point shooting that literally led to APSU’s undoing.

APSU failed to connect on a first-half three pointer, going 0-of-9 and were just slightly better in that final half, going 3-of-11. In fact, APSU’s third three pointer came in the waning seconds when the game had been decided.

“You have to be able to make shots and we did not,” APSU coach Dave Loos said. “It’s extremely frustrating when you get the looks and can’t knock them down. But that is where we are right now.”

APSU's Chris HortonYet, despite all their offensive woes the Governors scrambled back and tied the game at 51 all with 6:44 left and had more than one opportunity to take the lead or keep it tied. But APSU was unable to convert both from the field and the free-throw line.

Although the Governors shot 74.1 percent (20 of 27) from the free-throw line, they made only 4-of-7 free throws over the final 6:44 while Lipscomb went 11-of-11 in the final 4:33.

“You have to give Lipscomb credit, they made their free throws in the final five minutes,” Loos said. “Although we were pretty good at the line overall, we missed some free throws in the final five minutes. If we could have been able to get the lead, who knows what happens.”

After being held to six points apiece in last week’s meeting, frontcourt player Chris Freeman and Chris Horton both scored in double figures this time. Freeman finished with a double-double, 15 points (six-of-eight shooting) and 11 rebounds while Horton tallied 13 points to go with seven rebounds.

Josh Williams, who had 12 first-half points, finished with a game-high 21 for Lipscomb while Brett Wishon, who had 21 points—all on three pointers—in the previous meeting, again hurt the Governors with 14 points, including four three pointers—two key late second-half bombs help stem APSU’s momentum.

Box Score

Lipscomb 69 (5-7) vs Austin Peay 63 (4-8)

1 2 Total Records
Austin Peay 24 39 63 4-8
Lipscomb 32 37 69 5-7

 


Austin Peay 63

## Player FGM-FGA 3FGM-3FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF TOT PF TP A TO BLK STL MIN
15 Freeman, Chris 6-8 0-0 3-6 5-6 11 3 15 0 1 2 1 37
5 Horton, Chris 5-9 0-0 3-3 4-3 7 3 13 0 3 1 2 33
24 Dyson, Ed 3-12 0-7 5-6 0-1 1 4 11 1 1 0 1 29
11 Davis, Khalil 1-8 1-5 6-7 1-3 4 2 9 3 4 0 0 35
12 Purvis, Jeremy 1-4 1-4 0-0 0-1 1 5 3 2 2 0 1 29
4 Robinson, Josh 3-9 0-3 3-5 0-1 1 2 9 3 1 0 0 24
10 Ivory, Tre 1-2 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 9
23 Mboup, Serigne 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
0 TEAM 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 20-53 3-20 20-27 11-18 29 20 63 9 13 4 5 200
Percentages 37.7% 15.0% 74.1%

 

Lipscomb 69

## Player FGM-FGA FGM3-FGA3 FTM-FTA OFF-DEF TOT PF TP A TO BLK STL MIN
02 Josh Williams 8-13 2-4 3-6 0-4 4 3 21 1 4 0 0 36
32 Wishon,Brett 4-7 4-6 2-2 0-6 6 3 14 2 1 0 0 32
52 Smith,Malcolm 3-9 0-3 5-6 2-1 3 2 11 1 1 0 0 33
04 Moran,Nathan 3-7 2-6 2-2 0-3 3 1 10 5 4 0 1 29
10 Denny,Talbott 2-5 0-0 5-7 4-4 8 4 9 1 3 0 2 26
14 Lang,Chad 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 2 2 0 1 1 0 6
23 Korn,Aaron 0-2 0-2 2-2 0-3 3 3 2 0 1 0 1 20
11 Duvall,Asa 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
20 Johnson,Chad 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 10
55 Brammeier,George 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
TM TEAM 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 21-45 8-21 19-25 7-25 32 19 69 13 16 1 4 200
Percentages 46.7% 38.1% 76.0%

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