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Austin Peay State University Men’s Basketball falls at Purdue Fort Wayne, 65-60

APSU Freshman Drew Calderon off the bench scored a Career-High 12 Points with Four Three-Pointers

APSU Men's BasketballFort Wayne, IN – After freshman Drew Calderon knocked down a three-pointer with 1:47 remaining to tie the game at 58, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s basketball team scored just two points down the stretch to drop a tight contest to Purdue Fort Wayne 65-60 on Tuesday night.

The APSU Govs trailed by six with five minutes remaining before Calderon came off the bench and went on a personal 6-0 run with back-to-back three-pointers to cut the Mastodons deficit down to two. After Purdue Fort Wayne made 1-of-2 from the free-throw line, Calderon came in clutch on the next Govs possession with two offensive rebounds and a three-pointer to tie the game at 58 with 1:47 remaining.

On the ensuing possession, an offensive rebound from the Mastodons led to a dunk and a foul that gave Purdue Fort Wayne a three-point lead. With one-minute remaining, Austin Peay State University turned the ball over on its next possession that led to a corner three from Purdue Fort Wayne to widen its lead to seven with under 30 seconds to play.

APSU Men's Basketball - Carlos Paez. (Robert Smith, APSU Sports Information) Junior Carlos Paez scored the final bucket for the Govs with one second left in a 65-60 loss on the road.

Offensively the Govs had three score in double figures led by redshirt senior Tariq Silver with 15. Silver was 6-of-14 from the field and 3-of-7 from long distance to go along with three rebounds and three assists. The Clarksville native scored 10 of his team-high 15 points in the first half.

APSU Men's Basketball - Caleb Stone-Carrawell. (Robert Smith, APSU Sports Information)For the second straight game, redshirt freshman Caleb Stone-Carrawell scored in double figures with 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the field with three from long distance. Stone-Carrawell also pulled in three rebounds and two assists in 29 minutes.

Off the bench freshman Drew Calderon scored a career-high 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting from behind the three-point line. Calderon scored nine of his 12 points during the final four minutes of play.

APSU Men's Basketball - Elijah Hutchins-Everett. (Robert Smith, APSU Sports Information)Reigning OVC Co-Freshman of the Week Elijah Hutchins-Everett scored four points and while tallying a career-high 12 rebounds, five coming on the offensive glass.

Rounding out the scoring for the Govs was senior Elton Walker with seven points followed by redshirt senior Corbin Merritt with three and DJ Peavy, Cameron Copeland and Carlos Paez with two. As a team the Govs shot 38.3 percent from the field and knocked down 12 three-pointers. Austin Peay outrebounded Purdue Fort Wayne, 37-32, holding a 13-9 advantage on the offensive glass.

It was a slow start for both teams in the first half as both teams went a combined 2-for-12 from the field through the first five minutes of action. The game was tied at seven with 14:50 left in the first half after a driving lay-up from Stone-Carrawell. The Concord, NC, native had five of APSU’s first seven points.

Midway through the first half, Austin Peay State University went scoreless from the field for over three minutes as the Mastodons pulled out in front and gained a 12-10 advantage. With 5:03 left remaining in the first half the Govs went on a quick 5-0 run after a transition three from Stone-Carrawell to tie the game at 20. Down the stretch the APSU Govs went just 1-of-4 from the field as Purdue Fort Wayne ended on a 5-0 run to take a 29-25 lead into the locker room.

The APSU Govs got off to a fast start to begin the second half, making four of their first five field goals to trim the Mastodons lead down to four at the 15:16 mark. Austin Peay State University regained the lead with 11:36 to go after an 11-2 run over a five-minute span. The 11-2 run was highlighted by a Stone-Carrawell fast-break lay-up and a transition three from Silver.

Each team traded baskets during the halfway point of the second half before Merritt knocked down his lone three-pointer of the night from the top of the key to tie the game at 49 with 7:08 to play. Purdue Fort Wayne responded with a quick 6-0 run to earn a 55-49 lead with less than five minutes remaining. The Govs tied the game four minutes later thanks to Calderon’s four three-pointers of the night.

With the game tied at 58 with 1:47 remaining, Austin Peay State University was outscored 7-2 down the stretch as Purdue Fort Wayne secured the 65-60 victory.

APSU Notables

APSU Men's Basketball -  Drew Calderon. (Robert Smith, APSU Sports Information)Freshman Drew Calderon scored nine of his career-high 12 points in the final four minutes of regulation

Austin Peay State University had three scorers in double figures for the second time in three games

The Govs were 12-of-30 from behind the three-point line

APSU’s 30 three-point attempts, was the most since November 30th, 2016

It’s the first time APSU has made 10 or more three-pointers since knocking down 12 at Eastern Kentucky on February 4th, 2021


APSU’s 12 three-pointers were four shy of the single-game school record of 16 back in 2015-16

Dating back to last season, the Govs have lost seven straight road games

Next Up For APSU Men’s Basketball

Continuing their road swing, the Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team travels north once again to square off with Dayton on Saturday, November 20th. Tip-off is set for 1:00pm inside UD Arena.

For all the latest information on Austin Peay State University Athletics, please visit letsgopeay.com. For up-to-the-minute updates, follow the APSU Govs on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Box Score

Austin Peay 60, Purdue Fort Wayne 65

  1 2 Total
Austin Peay 25 35 60
Purdue Fort Wayne 29 36 65

 

Austin Peay Stats

Uni Name P Pts FG 3P FT Rb Ast Stl Blk PF TO Min
14 D. PEAVY G 2 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0 1 1 7
24 C. COPELAND G 2 1-6 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 1 3 1 10
3 C. STONE-CARRAWELL G 13 5-9 3-5 0-0 3 2 0 0 4 6 29
4 E. HUTCHINS-EVERETT C 4 1-5 0-1 2-4 12 1 1 0 2 4 27
55 T. SILVER G 15 6-14 3-7 0-0 3 3 1 0 2 1 37
0 E. WALKER F 7 3-9 1-2 0-1 7 2 0 1 0 1 24
1 C. PAEZ G 2 1-2 0-0 0-0 5 5 1 0 4 2 26
10 J. WARE F 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
11 C. MERRITT F 3 1-7 1-7 0-0 1 0 0 0 3 1 11
23 A. DIOUF C 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 0 0 0 1 0 4
5 D. CALDERON G 12 4-7 4-7 0-0 0 0 2 0 2 0 23
Total 60 23-60 12-30 2-5 37 13 6 2 22 17  
  38.3 40.0 40.0  

 


Purdue Fort Wayne  Stats

Uni Name P Pts FG 3P FT Rb Ast Stl Blk PF TO Min
0 B. PLANUTIS F 7 3-6 1-2 0-0 2 0 0 0 3 1 12
1 J. GODFREY G 15 5-11 0-2 5-7 2 6 3 0 0 2 34
2 D. CHONG QUI G 7 2-7 1-3 2-3 1 2 0 0 0 1 33
3 R. KPEDI F 17 6-9 0-0 5-5 4 0 1 2 1 1 24
50 J. PIPKINS G 10 3-5 2-2 2-2 7 2 1 0 2 4 35
10 J. PETERSON G 0 0-1 0-1 0-0 3 0 0 0 1 1 8
15 D. BILLUPS G 6 2-6 2-3 0-0 3 1 4 2 2 2 27
34 C. BENFORD F 0 0-3 0-0 0-0 4 1 0 0 2 2 14
4 J. WALKER G 3 0-3 0-1 3-4 3 0 0 0 1 0 11
5 J. DEJURNETT F 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Totals 65 21-51 6-14 17-21 32 12 9 4 13 14  
  41.2 42.9 81.0  

 

Team Comparison

Game Stats
Points
60 65
FG
23-60 21-51
FG%
38.3 41.2
3P
12-30 6-14
3P%
40.0 42.9
FT
2-5 17-21
FT%
40.0 81.0
Rebounds
37 32
Offensive Rebounds
13 9
Defensive Rebounds
24 23
Ties
9 9
Lead Changes
8 8
Time with Lead
5:03 27:30
Lead % of Game
12.6 68.8
Last Lead
43-42  
Last Lead: Time
10:10 (2nd)  
Largest Lead
3 9
Largest Lead: Score
10-7 36-27
Largest Lead: Time
14:10 (1st) 17:21 (2nd)
Assists
13 12
Turnovers
17 14
Bench Points
24 9
Blocks
2 4
On Court Points
46 55
Fastbreak Points
8 8
Steals
6 9
Points off Turnovers
7 18
Points in the Paint
12 28
Second Chance Points
7 9
Personal Fouls
22 13
Technical Fouls
0 0
Possessions
65 65
ST
0:00 0:00
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