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APSU Governors Basketball on the road Thursday to face UT Martin Skyhawks

 

Austin Peay (10-14/3-6 OVC) vs. UT Martin (11-12/3-5 OVC)

Thursday, February 4th, 2016 | 6:00pm CT
Martin, TN | Kathleen and Tom Elam Center

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUMartin, TN – With that elusive first Ohio Valley Conference road victory in its pocket, Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team will attempt to pick up No. 2, 6:00pm, Thursday when the Governors travel to face UT Martin in the Elam Center.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball travels to UT Martin Thursday. (APSU Sports Information)

The Governors are coming off an 86-80 win at Southeast Missouri, Saturday, for its first OVC road victory and fourth overall this season.

The victory improved the Governors to 10-14 overall and 3-6 in the OVC.

The Govs placed four players in double figures, led by sophomore guard Josh Robinson, who had 30 points on 9-of-16 shooting (seven three pointers). But senior forward Khalil Davis had his best game of January with 18 points while junior forward Kenny Jones broke out of scoring slump with 12 points.

It was a game the Govs led by as much as 13 second-half points but also watched SEMO come back to take the lead, albeit briefly. APSU made plays on both ends of the floor in the final three minutes to secure the victory.

Meanwhile, UT Martin also is coming off an important victory, this one a 63-59 home verdict against then-OVC West leader Murray State last Saturday. In that game, the Skyhawks rode the trio of guard Alex Anderson (20 points), forward Twymond Howard (19 points) and forward Kedar Edwards (12 points, 11 rebounds) as they improved their home record to 6-2 on the season.

UT Martin, 11-12 overall and 3-5 in the OVC, was picked to finish second in the OVC West–right behind Murray State–in the league preseason poll. Howard leads UTM at 13.7 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. Fellow preseason All-OVC selection Alex Anderson is at 11.7 points per outing. The Skyhawks have been buoyed by the return of senior post player Myles Taylor, who has battled knee problems in his career. He is averaging 10.9 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.

The Govs were swept in last season’s series but still hold a 70-27 series advantage that dates back to 1935.

Broadcast Information

Radio • Governors Sports Network
Play-by-Play: Scott Chase
Analyst: Eric Foister

Governors on the Web

Live Statistics: www.StatBroadcast.com
Live Audio: www.LetsGoPeay.com
OVCDN: www.ovcdigitalnetwork.com/watch/?Live=3203


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