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APSU Women’s Basketball finishes four game road trip at Illinois State, Tuesday


Austin Peay (4-4) at Illinois State (2-4)

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 | 7:00pm CT
Normal, IL | Redbird Arena

APSU Women's BasketballNormal, IL – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball looks to finish off its four-day road trip with a win against Illinois State, 7:00pm, Tuesday, December 4th.

The Governors (4-4) got off to a fast start against Western Illinois on Sunday, but were defeated in a contest that went down to the wire.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball face Illinois State on the road, Tuesday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Basketball face Illinois State on the road, Tuesday. (APSU Sports Information)

The Govs made 13 threes for the third time this season, one off the single-game record of 14, with Brianah Ferby nailing a career-high five threes en route to a season-high 19 points.

The Govs turned over the Leathernecks 27 times, but could not convert on some of the chances in transition.

The Govs are averaging 73.9 points a game and are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc. After struggling initially from the free-throw line this season, the Govs have found their stride at the line, shooting at least 75 percent from the charity stripe the past three games.

About the Illinois State Redbirds

The Redbirds (2-4) have not the best start to the season, but every loss has been less than ten points, with a couple going down to the wire. The Redbirds also played fellow Ohio Valley Conference opponent SIU Edwardsville, falling by seven points on the road.

The Redbirds do not light up the scoreboard, but also are fantastic at preventing the opposition from scoring, averaging just 58.3 points a game, but giving up just 59 points a game.

Illinois State is led by post player Simone Goods and guard Tete Maggett. Goods is the leading scorer and rebounder for the Redbirds, putting up 15.7 points a game and 8.3 rebounds a game. Maggett is the only other player averaging in double figures for Illinois State, as she has 12.7 points a game this season.

The Govs and the Redbirds will meet for just the second time in history. The only other meeting came back in 1995, where the Redbirds defeated the Govs in a close 58-54 battle at a neutral court.

Follow the APSU Govs

The game will be broadcast live on ESPN +. Illinois State will also be providing live stats.




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