« Older: Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam delivers 2017 State of the State Address Newer: Tennessee Promise Sees Increased Enrollment, Strong Retention Rates in Year 2 »
Austin Peay vs. Tennessee State
Saturday, February 4th, 2017 | 4:00pm CT
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team hosts Tennessee State, 4:00pm, Saturday, in the annual Coming Home game at the Dunn Center.
Coming Home is an event to celebrate school spirit and welcome alumni back to Austin Peay with campus-wide events, concluding with the basketball doubleheader.The Governors have won three-straight games on their home floor this season, and are 8-4 overall in 2016-17.
APSU most recently dropped a road contest at Eastern Kentucky, 80-71, on Wednesday despite a strong first half display. However, when the Govs have suffered a road defeat, they are 4-1 when returning back to Clarksville for the next game.
Senior center Tearra Banks continues to cement her legacy among the all-time greats to suit up for Austin Peay, currently on a career-best string of performances. The Louisville native has posted 20 or more points in four-straight games, becoming the first APSU player to do so since Whitney Hanley in 2011-12.
In addition, Banks ranks 40th in Division I at 18.7 points per game, is fifth in field goals made (177) and 15th in field goal percentage (60.4).
About the Tennessee State Tigers
Tennessee State enters the weekend at 4-6 in the Ohio Valley Conference under head coach Larry Joe Inman, an Austin Peay graduate.
TSU most recently knocked off Eastern Illinois 69-58 in Nashville, ending a two-game losing streak. Jayda Johnson is the squad’s scoring leader for the second consecutive year, averaging 13.8 points per game, while I’mani Davis (10.3 ppg) and Olivia Jones (9.6) make up Tennessee State’s top three offensive threats.
The Tigers average 64.5 points per game, with a 39.9 overall shooting percentage this season. Most notably, TSU ranks 29th nationally in steals per game at 10.6.
Last Time Against the Tigers
Tennessee State defeated the Govs 66-58, January 14th, 2016, in the Gentry Center. Austin Peay shot just 33.3 percent from the field, with only two players – Tiasha Gray (14 points) and Tearra Banks (13) – recording double figures.
Banks nearing top 10 in scoring.
Moving up another category.
Rates climbing the charts.
B-Will on point.
Sharing the rock.
Follow the APSU Govs
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), while fans can watch the game on www.OVCDigitalNetwork.com
TopicsAmanda Behrenbrinker, APSU, APSU Athletics, APSU Basketball, APSU Dunn Center, APSU Men's Basketball, APSU Sports, Ashley Haynes, Austin Peay State University, Beth Rates, Bri Williams, Clarksville TN, Eastern Illinois, Eastern Kentucky, Elaine Swafford, Gentry Center, Imani Davis, Jayda Johnson, Lady Govs, Louisville KY, Ohio Valley Conference, Olivia Jones, OVC, Southeast Missouri, Tearra Banks, Tennessee State, Tiasha Gray, Tigers, TSU, Whitney Hanley
© 2006-2021 Clarksville, TN Online is owned and operated by residents of Clarksville Tennessee.