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Austin Peay Mens Basketball’s John Fraley overcomes concussion to earn Second-Team All-OVC

 

Ohio Valley ConferenceJohn FraleyNashville, TN – The start of John Fraley’s senior season was as inauspicious as the beginning of his Austin Peay basketball career.

Fraley, who was redshirted in 2007-08 to acclimate himself to the Division I game, suffered a concussion in the 20110-12 season opening game at Middle Tennessee and proceeded to miss the Govs next nine games, a stretch that saw APSU go 1-8 without its big man. But the 6-8 local product recovered to produce the best season of his APSU career. «Read the rest of this article»

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Murray State Racers bounce back from Thursday loss, hands Austin Peay Governors Basketball a 28-point loss

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Men’s Basketball

Clarksville Sports NetworkMurray, KY – Coming off their first loss of the season, Murray State entered Saturday night’s return game against the Austin Peay Governors eager to prove to the rest of the nation that the Racers are still the team to beat in the Ohio Valley Conference.

And, unfortunately for the Govs, the Racers had no problems proving that point as Isaiah Canaan scored 14 of his game-high 23 points in the first half, fueling the Racers to a 82-63 blowout win over their conference rivals in the CFSB Center.

Alton Williams led the Austin Peay Governors with a career-high 15 points on a perfect 5-of-5 shooting. Austin Peay Men's Basketball.

Alton Williams led the Austin Peay Governors with a career-high 15 points on a perfect 5-of-5 shooting. Austin Peay Men's Basketball.

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball face future OVC opponent the Belmont Bruins Monday night

 

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball vs. Belmont
Monday, February 6th, 2012 | Tipoff: 7:00pm (CT)
Nashville, TN | Arena: Curb Event Center

Austin Peay State University GovernorsNashville, TN – The Austin Peay Governors travel to Nashville Tennessee to take on the Belmont Bruins at the Curb Event Center Monday night starting at 7:00pm.

The Govs will have to deal with the two-headed inside monster of 6-9 Mick Hedgepth and 6-10 Scott Saunders for Belmont. The latter scored 23 against the Governors in their first meeting, a 77-67 Bruins victory in Clarksville back in December.

John Fraley drives around Tennessee Tech's Bassey Inameti towards the basket Thursday night. Fraley had a 31 point career performance. He also grabbed 17 rebounds. Austin Peay Men's Basketball.

John Fraley drives around Tennessee Tech's Bassey Inameti towards the basket Thursday night. Fraley had a 31 point career performance. He also grabbed 17 rebounds. Austin Peay Men's Basketball.

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball meet rival Murray State Racers this Saturday at the Dunn Center

 

Austin Peay Governors vs. Murray State | Jan. 7th, 2012 | Tipoff: 7:00pm
Winfield Dunn Center/Dave Aaron Arena | Clarksville, TN | Telecast: ESPNU

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – It has been a dream season for Murray State so far. The Racers are off to a 15-0 start, including a 3-0 Ohio Valley Conference mark, under first-year head coach Steve Prohm. The Racers were expected to be good, but no one could have seen this coming.

Murray State is one of just four remaining unbeatens in the nation and are ranked No. 19 in this week’s Associated Press poll as they face the Austin Peay Governors, 7:00pm, Saturday in a renewal of the OVC’s best rivalry to be telecast by ESPNU.

Austin Peay Basketball. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

Austin Peay Basketball. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball picked to win Ohio Valley Conference

 

APSU Sports Information: APSU Basketball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Coming off a 20-win season and returning four starters, Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team has been picked to win the 2011-12 Ohio Valley Conference championship in a vote of league coaches and sports information directors.

In addition, returning first-team All-OVC selection TyShwan Edmondson and junior forward Anthony Campbell, a second-team All-OVC selection in 2009-10 before a knee injury felled him a year ago, have been named preseason All-OVC.

That was announced Tuesday at OVC Media Day, held at the Maxwell House in Nashville.

APSU Men's Basketball.

APSU Men's Basketball.

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APSU vs. Murray State: OVC’s best rivalry renewed for ESPNU audience

 

APSU Men’s Basketball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsMurray, KY – Since 1987 either Austin Peay or Murray State–or both–have appeared in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship game.

As a result, it is no coincidence ESPN The Magazine has called the Austin Peay-Murray State rivalry the OVC’s best. And it’s no coincidence the OVC/ESPNU television package will open with those two teams playing 11:00am, Saturday, in the CFSB Center in Murray, with first place at stake.

APSU Governors Basketball (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Governors Basketball (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Basketball Govs picked third in OVC preseason poll, Campbell named preseason All-OVC

 

APSU Men’s Basketball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsNashville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team was picked to finish fourth in a preseason Ohio Valley Conference poll of league coaches and sports information directors. Junior forward Anthony Campbell also was voted preseason All-OVC.

This was announced Monday at the OVC Basketball Media Day, hosted at Municipal Auditorium, the new site for the 2010-11 OVC Basketball Tournament. Along with the unveiling of the preseason poll and All-OVC teams, OVC Commissioner Beth DeBauche introduced a number of improvements to Municipal, including a new OVC-branded basketball playing surface.

Govs head coach Dave Loos. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Govs head coach Dave Loos. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Basketball Governors picked third in preseason All-OVC poll

 

apsugovernorsAustin Peay State University has been picked to finish third in a preseason Ohio Valley Conference poll of league coaches and sports information directors. In addition, senior guard Wesley Channels has been voted preseason All-OVC.

That was announced Thursday in a basketball preseason media-day teleconference.

The Governors, who finished tied for second in the OVC a year ago at 13-5 and lost in the league tourney championship game, received 114 points, leaving them behind league co-favorites Morehead State and Murray State, which not only received 10 first-place votes each but finished with 154 points as well.

Austin Peay has had tremendous success in the league over the last decade, including advancing to the OVC Tournament Championship game in six of the last seven seasons. The Governors claimed that crown in 2008 but came up just short in 2007 (1-point loss) and a year ago (2-point loss in double overtime). «Read the rest of this article»

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