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Tennessee State Lady Tigers defeat UT Martin Skyhawks 64-60 to win OVC Championship

 

Tennessee State TigersNashville, TN – It took overtime, but the Tennessee State women’s basketball team was crowned Ohio Valley Conference Champions following a, 64-60, win over No. 1 seeded UT Martin on Saturday.

With the win, TSU is headed to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1995.

Brianna Lawrence led TSU with 22 points, 18 of which came after halftime. Her performance earned her OVC Tournament MVP honors following the game. Rachel Allen (13 points) and Chelsea Hudson (eight points) joined Lawrence on the All-OVC Tournament Team.

Tennessee State Women's Basketball win OVC Women's Basketball Tournament. (OVC)

Tennessee State Women’s Basketball win OVC Women’s Basketball Tournament. (OVC)

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UT Martin Women’s Basketball beats Belmont 71-65 to advance to OVC Tournament Championship

 

UT Martin SkyhawksNashville, TN – For the fifth consecutive year the University of Tennessee at Martin women’s basketball team will compete for an Ohio Valley Conference Tournament championship and an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament after outlasting Belmont 71-65 in today’s semifinal showdown.

The Skyhawks (22-9) picked up the squad’s 18th consecutive victory while improving upon the team’s perfect OVC Tournament record under head coach Kevin McMillan at Municipal Auditorium. The top seeded Skyhawks advanced in the field after knocking off preseason favorite Belmont for the second time this season.

UT Martin's Ashia Jones scored a game-high 39 points to lead the Skyhawks past Belmont. (OVC)

UT Martin’s Ashia Jones scored a game-high 39 points to lead the Skyhawks past Belmont. (OVC)

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APSU Lady Govs Basketball’s Tiasha Gray named OVC Defensive Player of the Year

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUNashville, TN – Austin Peay State University junior guard Tiasha Gray has been named Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year and First-Team All-OVC by a vote of conference coaches and sports information, announced at Tuesday night’s Celebration of Women’s Basketball at the Sheraton Music City.

The Clarksville native becomes the first Austin Peay player to earn Defensive Player of the Year honors since the award’s inception following the 2008-09 season.

Austin Peay's Tiasha Gray named Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year and First-Team All-OVC Tuesday night. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Tiasha Gray named Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year and First-Team All-OVC Tuesday night. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Lady Govs Basketball poor shooting, turnovers lead to 91-63 loss to UT Martin Skyhawks

 

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUMartin, TN – Despite excellent defensive pressure against Ohio Valley Conference leading scorer Ashia Jones, Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team was undone by turnovers and poor shooting in Saturday’s 91-63 loss to conference-leading UT Martin at the Elam Center.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball loses to UT Martin Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Basketball loses to UT Martin Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Lady Govs Basketball on the road Saturday to face UT Martin Skyhawks

 

Austin Peay (9-16/6-6) vs. UT Martin (16-9/12-0)

Saturday, February 14th, 2015 | 4:00pm CT
Martin, TN | Elam Center

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUMartin, TN – Back to .500 in Ohio Valley Conference play, Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team closes out the 2014-15 regular season with three of its final four games on the road, beginning with a 4:00pm, Saturday, contest at UT Martin.

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs Basketball takes on OVC leader UT Martin Skyhawks, Wednesday

 

Austin Peay (8-14/5-4) vs. UT Martin (13-9/9-0)

Wednesday, February 4th, 2014 | 7:00pm CT
Clarksville, TN | Dunn Center

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – The season’s stiffest test awaits Austin Peay women’s basketball team as it hosts Ohio Valley Conference-leading UT Martin in a 7:00pm, Wednesday contest at the Dunn Center.

Austin Peay returns to action four days after a 70-62 victory against Southeast Missouri, Saturday, that moved it to 5-4 in the OVC race.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball plays host to UT Martin Skyhawks Wednesday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay’s Tearra Banks named to Ohio Valley Conference All-Newcomer Team

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUBrentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University freshman Tearra Banks, of the women’s basketball team, has been named to the Ohio Valley Conference All-Newcomer team for the 2013-14 season, the conference office announced Tuesday.

Freshman Tearra Banks named to OVC All-Newcomer Team  (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Freshman Tearra Banks named to OVC All-Newcomer Team (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Lady Govs Basketball face OVC leading UT Martin Skyhawks Saturday

 

Austin Peay Lady Govs vs. UT Martin Skyhawks

Saturday, March 1st, 2014 | 2:00pm CT
Martin, TN | Elam Center (5,000)

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball (9-19, 6-9 OVC) needs a win or a little help when it travels to Ohio Valley Conference-leading UT Martin Skyhawks (21-7, 14-1 OVC) for a 2:00pm, March 1st, contest at the Elam Center on the regular season’s final day.

APSU Women's Basketball playoff hopes still alive as they head to UT Martin. (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)

APSU Women’s Basketball playoff hopes still alive as they head to UT Martin. (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)

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