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APSU Governors Basketball loses in final seconds of overtime 87-86 to Eastern Illinois
Posted By Clarksville Online News Staff On Saturday, January 23, 2016 @ 11:14 pm In Sports | No Comments
Clarksville, TN – Guard A.J. Riley drove the length of the court and scored on a layup with 0.3 seconds left in overtime as Eastern Illinois downed Austin Peay State University, 87-86, in Ohio Valley Conference men’s action, Saturday night, in Dave Aaron Arena.
After Josh Robinson  had given APSU the lead, 86-85, by nailing a pair of free throws, the Panthers inbounded the ball to Riley who drove the length of the floor, muscling a shot off the glass over the outstretched hand of the Governors’ Chris Horton , who attempted to help on the play.
The ball fell through and the Governors were unable to get off a shot as 9-13 overall and 2-5 in the OVC. Eastern Illinois, meanwhile, improved to 7-13 overall and 4-4 in the OVC.
Until Riley’s game winner it appeared to be a second straight game where the Govs were going to steal a win after being down substantially in the game’s final minute—the Govs were down by five with 39 seconds left against SIU Edwardsville, Thursday, before winning in overtime.
This time APSU trailed by seven, 75-68, with 49 seconds left in regulation. But Zach Glotta  nailed a three pointer to cut it three, 75-71, with 40 seconds remaining.
APSU fouled Riley, who proceeded to miss both attempts, allowing the Govs a chance to cut further into the deficit. Robinson then drove again to the basket for APSU and was fouled with 27 seconds remaining. However, the sophomore missed the free throw but senior forward Khalil Davis  snared the rebound and immediately called timeout with 24 seconds left.
Robinson, who struggled much of the night from the floor, again drove to the hoop and scored on a layup with 17 seconds left. EIU’s Trae Anderson then moved up the floor with the intent of lane drive, but lost control of the ball, with it being tipped out of bounds with 0.8 seconds left. Cornell Johnston missed a potential game winner at the buzzer, sending it to overtime.
The two teams traded two-point buckets early in overtime before Jared Savage  nailed a long three from the left corner to give APSU an 84-81 lead with 2:09 left. But Riley drove the lane to cut the deficit to one with 1:52 left and then after the Governors missed on their next offensive possession, Davis fouled out of the game attempting to guard Riley, who this time made both free tosses to provide the Panthers a one-point 85-84 lead with 1:20 left.
Riley, who came off the bench, finished with 18 points and seven assists but it was Trae Anderson who led the Panthers with 20 points while Cornell Johnston added 10. The Panthers, who came in as fourth worst OVC team in rebounding during league play, outrebounded the OVC’s best rebounding team 47-37, including 16 offensive grabs.
APSU’s Horton led all scorers with 22 points and 15 rebounds, the 6-8 post player’s 17th double-double this season. Robinson added 20. A game after going 17 of 18 at the line, he went 11-of-14 at the line to help offset a 4-of-18 shooting night. Davis added 11 as did Savage.
The Governors again struggled shooting-wise, making only 27 of 63 shots (43 percent), including only 7-of-25 from three-point range. The Govs also connected on only 25 of 39 free throw attempts—12 of 22 (55 percent) in the second half.
Austin Peay Governors are on the road Wednesday, January 27th to take on the Morehead State Eagles. Tip off is at 6:45pm.
Eastern Illinois (7-13/4-4 OVC) 87, Austin Peay (9-13/2-5 OVC) 86
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