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APSU Lady Govs Basketball hosts Trevecca Trojans, Monday

Austin Peay vs. Trevecca

Monday, November 16th, 2015 | 7:00pm
Clarksville, TN | Dunn Center

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team wraps up its season-opening three-game homestand when it hosts Division II Trevecca in a 7:00pm, Monday contest at the Dunn Center.

The Lady Govs have split the first two games of the homestand.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball plays Trevecca at the Dunn Center Monday night. (APSU Sports Information)
Austin Peay Women’s Basketball plays Trevecca at the Dunn Center Monday night. (APSU Sports Information)

In Friday’s season opener, Austin Peay pushed California well into the fourth quarter before falling. The Lady Govs effort was vindicated Sunday when that California squad defeated No. 8 Louisville.

Less than 24 hours later, Austin Peay posted its first victory under head coach David Midlick against Division II Christian Brothers.

Senior guard Tiasha Gray impressed in the opening weekend, averaging 22.5 points per game. She scored a team-best 28 points against California then had 17 points in 25 minutes against Christian Brothers.

APSU Tearra BanksJunior center Tearra Banks also got out of the gates quickly, including a team-best 18-point outing off the bench against Christian Brothers.

While Monday’s visit from Trevecca will end a busy 96-hour period for Austin Peay women’s basketball team, it signals the start of another stretch that will see APSU play four games in the next seven days. Austin Peay will play nine games in November, a span of just 18 days.

Following Monday’s contest, the Lady Govs begin a six-game road trip with a 6:00pm (CT), Thursday contest at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

The More You Know

APSU Tiasha GrayGray Milestone Watch Starts

Senior guard Tiasha Gray begins the 2015-16 season within reach of the following Austin Peay milestones:

APSU Career Steals | Currently 3rd (239) | Record: 243 by Tracie Mason (1987-91)

APSU Career Points | Currently 7th (1,337) | Next: 1,442 by Amanda Behrenbrinker (1994-98)

APSU Career Assists | Currently 5th (368) | Next: 387 by Ashley Haynes (2002-06)

David Midlick Musings

The biggest story line during the Austin Peay offseason was the hiring of David Midlick as the program’s 15th head coach. He is a familiar face to Austin Peay fans, returning to Clarksville after previous stints as a men’s basketball graduate assistant (2003-06) and women’s basketball assistant coach (2010-12).

Midlick was involved in the recruiting for the current senior class, but did not have the opportunity to coach them, departing to become head coach at Delta State in 2012.

APSU Lady Govs Ledger

APSU Brianne AlexanderMidlick inherits an Austin Peay women’s basketball team largely unchanged from its 2014-15 edition. Four starters and 11 letterwinners return from a team that posted the program’s best record since 2010-11.

Senior guard Tiasha Gray highlights the returning group after earning Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year honors last season. Also returning are junior Tearra Banks, sophomore Brianne Alexander, senior Jennifer Nwokocha and junior Beth Rates – composing five of the team’s top six in both scoring and rebounding.

About The Trojans

Trevecca Nazarene University TrojansA youthful Trevecca team – six freshman populate its roster – was picked to finish third in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference behind Kentucky Wesleyan – Austin Peay exhibition’s foe. The Trojans lost two All-G-MAC players in Kaci Brit Bell and Christina Curtner who combined to average nearly 25 points per game.

However, junior Sarah Raby has gotten off to a hot start, averaging a double-double (21.5 points, 12.0 rebounds per game) in the season’s first two games. Raby posted an 18-point, nine-rebound effort in a loss to Findlay but followed that with a 25-point, 15-rebound effort against Ferris State.

An Austin Peay Win Would

Be its second straight win against Trevecca. Give it back-to-back wiins for the first time since January 8th, 2015 – a span of 17 games. Make Midlick 2-1 in his first season at Austin Peay and 48-17 in his third season as a head coach overall. Make the Lady Govs 453-651 overall since 1976-77.

An Austin Peay Loss Would

Prevent it from recording back-to-back wins, extending its back-to-back win drought to 18 games. Make Midlick 1-2 in his first APSU season and 46-19 in his third season as a head coach overall. Make the Lady Govs 452-652 overall since 1976-77.

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