APSU Sports Information
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s Basketball Reunion will be held Saturday, February 20th, the same day the Governors play host to the Murray State Racers.
On the 20-year anniversary, APSU will honor the 1995-95 Governors and Lady Govs basketball teams, who captured Ohio Valley Conference championships that season. Under head coach LaDonna McClain, It was the Lady Govs’ first basketball championship. On the men’s side, it was fourth Governors championship, but first under head coach Dave Loos.
APSU then defeated Eastern Kentucky, 70-56, and Middle Tennessee, 69-60, for the tourney championship with tourney MVP Simone Caldwell scoring 19 points.
Meanwhile, the Governors split regular-season games with the Racers, with each winning on the other’s home court. For the Govs, their win at Murray came on the season’s final day, an impressive 80-65 verdict.
It was that win that helped boost the Governors into OVC tourney where they downed Eastern Kentucky, 89-67, and Tennessee State, 83-62, in the tourney’s first two games, setting up a rematch with the Racers in the finals.
Although Bubba Wells scored 35 points in the title game, it came down to free-throw shooting in the game’s closing second. In fact, sophomore center Reggie Crenshaw stepped to the line and nailed two free throws with 0.7 seconds left to give APSU the 70-68 victory.
All basketball alums (and their families) are invited free of charge to the brunch–for fans and other interested parties it will be $10.00 per person–and to stick around for the noon (women’s) and 1:00pm (men) shoot-arounds that day. The APSU women and Murray State will tip off at 4:00pm that day, with the men’s game at 6:30pm. All basketball alums will be honored in between games, approximately 5:45pm.