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Nashville, TN – The Miracle on 4th Avenue continued Friday night. Craig Bradshaw’s tip in as time evaporated in overtime was disallowed as No. 8 seed Austin Peay shocked No. 1 seed Belmont, 97-96, in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament semifinals.
The Govs will advance to the OVC championship game for the first time since losing to Morehead State in double overtime in the 2009 title contest.
APSU Sports Information
Macon, GA – An early home run barrage was supported by a late scoring outburst as Austin Peay State University’s baseball team held on for a 10-7 nonconference victory against Mercer, Friday night at Claude Smith Field.
Austin Peay (5-4) used the long ball early to establish its lead. The Governors first four hits were each solo home runs. Left fielder Cayce Bredlau and first baseman Dre Gleason gave APSU a 2-0 lead with their solo home runs in the second.
Nashville, TN – A Dickson County woman is charged in Williamson County with TennCare fraud in connection with the sale of prescription drugs paid for by the state’s health care insurance program.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG), with the assistance of the Dickson and Williamson County Sheriff’s Offices, announced the arrest of Vicki Lynn Spain, 46, of Dickson Tennessee. She is charged with TennCare fraud after authorities say she used TennCare benefits to obtain the painkiller Oxycodone, and later sold a portion.
UT Athletics Department
Jacksonville, FL – Diamond DeShields scored 21 points, Bashaara Graves scored 19 and Tennessee upset No. 2 seed Texas A&M in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals, 70-60, on Friday at Veterans Memorial Arena.
DeShields scored 14 points in the second half and her energy on defense helped Tennessee (19-12) limit the Aggies (21-9) to just 35.8-percent shooting. She and Graves each shot 7-of-11 from the floor and they combined to go 11-of-12 from the free-throw line.
Graves collected seven rebounds and was aggressive in the paint, setting the tone in the first half.
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Police Officers responded to a vehicle crash involving a pedestrian at 6:24pm on Fort Campbell Boulevard near Ringgold Road. CPR was in progress before the pedestrian was transported by ambulance.
The Fort Campbell Boulevard was reduced to one lane of traffic on both sides.
APSU Sports Information
Athens, GA – Austin Peay State University’s softball team saw both of its opponents get out to early leads, Friday in the opening day of the 13th Annual Georgia Softball Classic, with the Lady Govs dropping a 2-0 final to Western Carolina and a 7-3 outcome to Jacksonville.
Despite fear, AAA survey reveals experience with vehicle technology leads to trust
Knoxville, TN – New vehicle technology has become a major topic among American motorists. According to a new AAA survey, three out of four U.S. motorists are afraid to ride in a self-driving car. Motorists feel the technology is too new.
In spite of this fear, AAA found that motorists who own vehicles with semi-autonomous features are 75 percent more likely to trust the technology then those who don’t own it.
Tennessee Veterans Property Tax Relief Bill Scheduled for the Local Government Sub-Committee on March 9th
Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts
Care Alert bill and Say Dyslexia bills advance
Nashville, TN – Several bills sponsored by Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) moved along in committees last week. This is a general update on the bills and events on the Hill from last week.
“Tyler Head law” bill picks up support. House Bill 1514/Senate Bill 1730 (Sen. Kerry Roberts, R-Springfield) the bill that will create the memorial sign program in honor and memory of innocent victims killed by drunk and/or impaired drivers, known as the Tyler Head Bill, passed the Senate Transportation Committee and is headed to Senate Floor for a vote.
It is also scheduled for the House Finance, Ways and Means Sub Committee on March 9th.
#7 Tennessee Lady Vols (18-12) vs. #2 Texas A&M Aggies (21-8)
Friday, March 4th, 2016 | 6:00pm ET/5:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN – The No. 7 UT Lady Vols (18-12) will look to take down No. 2 seed #15/15 Texas A&M (21-8) in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament at Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville on Friday at 6:00pm ET/5:00pm CT on SEC Network and available via WatchESPN.
The state of Florida and city of Jacksonville are hosting their first-ever SEC women’s tourney. This marks the ninth meeting between these schools, their second bout this season and the third time they have played one another in the SEC Tournament.
Tennessee enters Friday’s game with a 76-19 (.800) all-time record in the 37th year of the SEC Tournament.
Austin Peay Sports Information
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s tennis team will be competing at home against Western Kentucky, 3:00pm, Friday, at the Governors Tennis Center.
The Hilltoppers (4-3) last played against Belmont and came away with a 6-1 victory.
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