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Austin Peay vs. St. Bonaventure
Saturday, November 26th, 2016 | 11:00am CT
Orlando, FL – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball spends its holiday weekend in Orlando, participating in the UCF Thanksgiving Classic, Saturday and Sunday, for games against St. Bonaventure and Central Florida.The Governors (4-1) open the weekend against the Bonnies, 11:00am, Saturday, before playing the host Knights, 1:30pm, Sunday. Both game times listed are central.
APSU has enjoyed its best start to a regular season since 2002, rattling off four-straight wins over the previous two weeks. Most recently, the Govs earned its first road win of 2016 – matching last season’s away win total – with a 69-55 victory at Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
Senior center Tearra Banks scored a career-high 34 points in the contest on 15-of-18 shooting to go along with 11 rebounds.
It was the first time a Gov has posted 30-plus points in a single game since Tiasha Gray dropped 30 against Murray State, February 20th.
In addition, with her efficient performance, Banks now ranks 10th nationally with a 67.9 field goal percentage.
This weekend will be Austin Peay’s first trip to Florida since 2008.
After earning an NCAA Tournament bid a season ago, where they knocked off Oklahoma State in the first round, the Bonnies return just one starter from 2016 – Mariah Ruff. Ruff leads this year’s team at 12.8 points per game, including scoring 19 points in the win over Colgate.
Gabby Richmond currently sits at 11.8 points per outing, helped by a 20-point scoring game versus Canisius, while Matea Britvar commands the paint, averaging 9.5 points and 7.5 rebounds.
Saturday will be the first meeting between the Governors and Bonnies.
Austin Peay and Central Florida have met once before in 1999, with the Knights earning a 75-57 victory in Orlando.
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Banks nearing 1,000
Rates climbing the charts
Baker for three
Fifty-straight for Gooch
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Be sure to follow all the Austin Peay women’s basketball action at www.LetsGoPeay.com and the official Facebook page of Austin Peay Athletics. In addition, live play-by-play coverage can be found on Twitter (@AustinPeayWBB).
This weekend’s games can be streamed via a paid subscription to www.UCFKnights.tv
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