Nashville, TN – After holding a lead at the half, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s basketball team was unable to fend off a second-half surge from Belmont in a 72-58 loss on Monday night inside the Curb Event Center.
It was a dominant first 20 minutes for the Govs, earning a 31-24 lead at the break. In the first half, the APSU Govs shot 50 percent from the field with six three-pointers. It was a much different story in the second half as APSU was outscored 48-27 the final 20 minutes of action. The Bruins in the second half shot a staggering 70.8 percent from the field.
Along with Stone-Carrawell, freshman Elijah Hutchins-Everett notched his ninth straight double-digit performance with 13 points. Hutchins-Everett was 5-of-7 from the field with one three-pointer and three rebounds.
Leading the APSU Govs on the glass was senior Elton Walker and junior DJ Peavy with five. Off the bench, junior Cameron Copeland had nine points on 3-of-4 shooting from the field with four rebounds, one assist, and one steal.
As a team, APSU shot 44 percent from the field and was 9-of-23 from long distance. Austin Peay State University outrebounded Belmont, 28-27, and recorded 10 offensive rebounds to Belmont’s five. The Govs had 12 assists on 22 made field goals to go along with 38 bench points.
How It Happened
The APSU Govs take an early 7-0 lead just two minutes into the game.
Belmont responds with nine straight points and the Bruins take their first lead of the game at 9-7 with 15:30 remaining
Belmont embarks on a 9-0 run, making four straight field goals.
Woodard scores under the basket and ties the game up at nine at the first media timeout.
Austin Peay State University and Belmont go scoreless from the field for over three minutes as the game stayed tied at nine.
During the scoreless stretch, both teams combined for six turnovers
Run highlighted by a corner three-pointer from Cameron Copeland.
Belmont went scoreless from the field for over 6:40.
Austin Peay State University earned an 18-12 lead at the eight-minute mark, forcing Belmont to commit five turnovers in eight minutes.
The Bruins are just 1-of-8 from the field during the stretch
APSU goes scoreless from the field over four minutes as Belmont embarks on an 8-0 run to cut the Govs lead down to three with six minutes remaining.
Belmont misses four straight field goals, going scoreless from the field for over 2:30 as Austin Peay State University leads 25-19 with two minutes left in the first half.
The Govs go on a 7-0 run, highlighted by a three from Stone-Carrawell to give the Govs a 28-21 advantage.
Silver with a corner three to give the Govs a double-digit lead at 31-21.
Belmont responds with a three of their own.
Halftime: Austin Peay 31, Belmont 24
Stone-Carrawell led the Govs with eight points on 3-of-5 shooting from the field.
Hutchins-Everett with five points on 2-of-4 shooting from the field.
The Govs shot 50 percent from the field and from long distance in the first half.
Hutchins-Everett scored the first basket of the second half for the APSU Govs to widen the lead to 33-28 with 17:30 remaining.
The Bruins embarked on an 8-0 run to take their first lead since 15:48 of the first half.
APSU 33, Belmont 34 with 15:58 remaining.
Belmont makes six straight field goals to take a 43-39 lead with 12:30 left.
APSU Govs went scoreless from the field for over three minutes.
The Bruins jumped out to a double-digit lead thanks to a 13-1 run and held APSU scoreless from the field for over five minutes.
Austin Peay State University and Belmont combined to go 15-of-17 from the field as the Bruins hold a 58-49 advantage with 6:43 left to play.
Belmont makes five straight field goals as APSU is held scoreless nearly three minutes en route to a 66-51 deficit for the Govs with 3:43 remaining.
Austin Peay State University misses eight straight field goals as Belmont makes four straight from the free-throw line to extend the lead to 70-53 with two minutes left to play.
Stone-Carrawell knocked down his career-high fourth three-pointer of the game with less than a minute to play.
APSU made just two of their final 12 field goals.
Final: Austin Peay 58, Belmont 72
Austin Peay State University held Belmont to its second-lowest point total in a half this season (24) in the first half.
Hutchins-Everett had 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the field for APSU and notched his career-best ninth straight game in double figures.
Stone-Carrawell connected for 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field with a career-high four three’s. This was Stone-Carrawell’s first double-digit performance since January 8th vs. Morehead State.
APSU moved to 310-292 in games against NCAA Division I opponents from the state of Tennessee.
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Next Up For APSU Men’s Basketball
The first of a season-long three-game home stretch for the Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team begins Thursday, February 10th against Southeast Missouri. APSU then hosts Tennessee State on February 12th and then Eastern Illinois February 14th before traveling to rival Murray State for an ESPNU showdown, Thursday, February 17th.
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