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Austin Peay Men’s Basketball defeats Eastern Illinois to extend Win Streak to Five

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsCharleston, IL – TyShwan Edmondson scored 24 points and Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team won its fifth consecutive game – a 76-64 Ohio Valley Conference victory against Eastern Illinois, Saturday night at Lantz Arena.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball. (Courtesy: William Powell)

Austin Peay Men's Basketball. (Courtesy: William Powell)

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Austin Peay Men’s Basketball take four game win streak to Eastern Illinois

 

Austin Peay Governors vs. Eastern Illinois
January 21st, 2012 | Tipoff: 6:00pm CT | Lantz Arena | Charleston, IL

Austin Peay State University GovernorsCharleston, IL – Eastern Illinois point guard Jeremy Granger unquestionably is one of the Ohio Valley Conference’s top performers.

Just ask APSU head coach Dave Loos. The senior point guard has been a thorn in the Govs side during his previous three seasons as a Panther.

This season, Granger is averaging 16.6 ppg, shooting 46.8 percent from the floor, and averaging 4.2 apg, He has helped the Panthers off to a surprising start in 2011-12. EIU owns a 9-8 overall record, but slipped to 2-3 in the OVC, Thursday, are incurring a disappointing home loss.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball.

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball claims first OVC road win with 80-67 decision at SIU Edwardsville

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsEdwardsville, IL – Shooting 61.3 percent in the second half, Austin Peay State University pulled away from Southern Illinois Edwardsville to capture an 80-67 Ohio Valley Conference victory, Thursday night, at the Vadalabene Center.
The victory was the Govs’ fourth straight and improved them to 4-3 in OVC play, 7-13 overall. It was the Govs’ first OVC road win.

SIUE, meanwhile, slips to 3-4 in the OVC and 5-11 overall. This was the first meeting between the OVC newcomer Cougars and the Governors.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball. (Courtesy: William Powell)

Austin Peay Men's Basketball. (Courtesy: William Powell)

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball to meet OVC newcomer SIU Edwardsville Cougars for the first time Thursday night

 

Austin Peay Governors at SIU Edwardsville
January 19th, 2012 | Tipoff: 7:00pm | Vadalabene Center | Edwardsville, IL

Austin Peay State University GovernorsEdwardsville, IL – This is Austin Peay’s first meeting with the Cougars. The Governors come in amidst a three-game winning streak to even its OVC record at 3-3. They are seeking their first league road win.

After scoring 80 points in a 15-point victory against Eastern Kentucky, the Govs ground out wins against Jacksonville State, 60-57, and Tennessee State, 69-63, the latter coming Monday night. The Govs placed four players in double figures, led by the inside duo of John Fraley (16 points) and Melvin Baker (15 points) as they combined for 11 of 19 shooting.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball.

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Governors win overtime game againest Eastern Illinois

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsCharleston, IL – Eastern Illinois was unable to hold on to a 13 point second half lead as they fell to Austin Peay, 77-73 in overtime, on Saturday night.  EIU dropped to 3-5, 1-1 in the OVC.  APSU improved to 5-4, 2-0 in the OVC.

The Governors were able to build a seven point lead in the first half as Tyshwan Edmondson drained back-to-back 3-pointers to give APSU a 21-14 lead with 12:47 left in the first half. A pair of free throws by Justin Blake pushed APSU’s lead to 25-16 at the six minute mark. EIU closed the half with a 13-5 run as they trailed 30-29 at the break. 

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