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Caldwell, Williams not returning to Govs program

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Point guard Tyrone Caldwell and forward Marcel Williams, a pair of juniors who started early in their careers but found themselves serving as reserves in 2009-10, will not return to the Austin Peay State University men’s basketball program in 2010-11.

Caldwell has indicated he is planning to transfer for his final season of eligibility. The 6-1 backcourt player started 25 games at point guard in his first two APSU seasons, but strictly came off the bench in 2010-11, losing the starting battle to senior Caleb Brown. He averaged 2.2 points per game, shooting 41 percent from the floor, and 1.7 assists per game, playing just 10 minutes per contest as a junior. «Read the rest of this article»

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Governors roll past Southeast Missouri, 75-52

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – TyShwan Edmondson and Josh Terry combined for 33 points as Austin Peay State University defeated Southeast Missouri, 75-52, Saturday night in Ohio Valley Conference basketball action played in Dave Aaron Arena.

The victory allowed the Govs to finish the OVC season at 13-5, good enough for a second-place tie, and 19-12 overall. The Govs will be the OVC tourney’s No. 3 seed. The tourney will begin Wednesday with the Governors playing 8:00pm, Thursday against the winner of the No. 6 seed Eastern Kentucky-No. 7 seed Southeast Missouri contest.

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Terry last-second layup in overtime allows Governors to prevail

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Josh Terry hit a reverse layup with 0.7 seconds in overtime off a drive and dish by TyShwan Edmondson to lift Austin Peay State University to an 86-85 Ohio Valley Conference victory, Tuesday night, in Dave Aaron Arena.

The victory improves the Govs to 8-6 overall and 4-0 in the 2010 portion of the OVC race. Morehead State slips to 6-6, 2-2 in the OVC.

Morehead State took the lead with 35 seconds left when Kenneth Faried, the preseason OVC Player of the Year, snatched Sam Goodman’s missed free throw—his 18 rebound of the night—and  slammed home the basket, giving the Eagles an 85-84 advantage.

APSU Men's Basketball. (Courtesy: Robert Smith/The Leaf-Chronicle)

APSU Men's Basketball. (Courtesy: Robert Smith/The Leaf-Chronicle)

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Austin Peay vs. Central Missouri in exhibition opener

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Give it to the Govs and head coach Dave Loos.

When they attempt to schedule exhibition games, they don’t necessary look for so called “cannon fodder.” The longtime Govs head coach understands exhibition games serve a useful purpose, displaying the respective strengths and weaknesses of a ballclub.

With eight newcomers mixing with six returnees, Loos knows he will find a lot of answers about his ballclub when Central Missouri comes to town to play the Govs in a 7:00pm, Thursday contest.

Central Missouri is one of Division II’s top programs, having spent much of the 2009-10 near the top or atop of the national rankings. Despite heavy losses, the Mules are ranked in the Top 20 in preseason polls this season. «Read the rest of this article»

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Knee injury ends ends Roberson’s APSU basketball career

 

Austin Peay State University GovernorsDuran Roberson, Austin Peay State University’s reserve senior forward /center, has seen his Governors career end because of a knee injury.

Earlier this week in a pick-up basketball game, Roberson tore both his anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments along with the medial meniscus in his right knee.  The Holt, MI, native is not eligible to redshirt in 2010-11 as he already utilized a redshirt season in 2007-08 after suffering a hand injury.

“I really regret it for Duran,” APSU coach Dave Loos said. “I felt like he was really heading in the right direction. Duran really had improved last season and he was really working hard towards this upcoming season.

Duran Roberson - (Courtesy: Robert Smith/The Leaf-Chronicle)

Duran Roberson - (Courtesy: Robert Smith/The Leaf-Chronicle)

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Hot first-half shooting leads Govs past Jacksonville State

 

APSU Governors LogoAustin Peay State University’s basketball team, behind 73.9 percent first-half shooting, rolled past Jacksonville State, 83-63, Monday night, in Ohio Valley Conference basketball action.

The Governors snapped a two-game losing streak in improving to 15-12 overall and 9-6 in the OVC, while Jacksonville State fell to 11-15 overall, 7-9 in the OVC.

The Govs, who never trailed in the contest, broke open a 17-14 contest with a 17-2 run for a 34-16 advantage. The Govs built as much as a 21-point first-half lead—that coming on a Wesley Channels jumper to put APSU up 45-24—before settling for a 45-27 halftime lead as Anthony Campbell scored 13 points and Wesley Channels 12.  APSU connected on 17 of 23 shots in the first half and attempted just seven three pointers, connecting on four, after attempting 24 three pointers at Tennessee State.

Anthony Campbell drives up court (Lois Jones/Austin Peay)

Anthony Campbell drives up court (Lois Jones/Austin Peay)

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Governors get fifth straight win (85-55) against Marian

 

apsugovernorsFour Governors scored in double-figures leading Austin Peay State University to an 85-55 non-conference win against Marion College, Saturday.

The Govs won their fifth straight game to improve to 7-4 on the season while Marian, an NAIA team from Indianapolis, Ind., drops to 4-6.

Sophomore John Fraley notched his season’s third double-double, with 10 points and 10 rebounds, but it was sophomore Tyrone Caldwell who led the Govs scoring attack with 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting. Sophomores Marcel Williams and Anthony Campbell each added 10 points as well.

Tyrone Caldwell possesses the ball during the APSU vs Marian game (Lois Jones/Austin Peay)

Tyrone Caldwell possesses the ball during the APSU vs Marian game (Lois Jones/Austin Peay)

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Loos gains OVC mark with road win at Ohio

 

apsugovernorsATHENS, Ohio—John Fraley knocked down two free throws with 0.8 seconds left to lift Austin Peay State University to a 68-66 non-conference victory against Ohio, Wednesday night, in basketball action played at the Convocation Center.

The victory was the 320th Austin Peay victory for Govs’ coach Dave Loos, allowing him to move past Cal Luther (Murray State, 1958-74, UT Martin 1992-99) for most wins while coaching in the Ohio Valley Conference.

APSU Head Coach Dave Loos

APSU Head Coach Dave Loos

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APSU Men’s Basketball: Governors get off to quick start to defeat Eastern Illinois, 73-60

 

apsugovernorsSenior Wesley Channels scored 20 points to lead Austin Peay men’s basketball team to a 73-60 Ohio Valley Conference win against Eastern Illinois, Saturday, at the Dunn Center. The victory was APSU coach Dave Loos’ 319th win as Governors head man, tying Cal Luther (Murray State 1958-74; UT Martin, 1992-99) for most victories while coaching in the OVC.

The victory improved APSU to 5-4 overall and 2-0 in the OVC while Eastern Illinois slips to 4-3 overall and 1-1 in the OVC.

John Fraley rises towards the goal at the Eastern Illinois game Saturday (Robert Smith/The Leaf-Chronicle)

John Fraley rises towards the goal at the Eastern Illinois game Saturday (Robert Smith/The Leaf-Chronicle)

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Five Govs score in double figure as APSU defeats Freed-Hardeman, 99-61

 

apsugovernorsSenior Wesley Channels broke a season-long shooting slump by scoring 21 points to lead Austin Peay State University to a 99-61 decision against Freed-Hardeman, Monday night, in a non-conference basketball game played at Dave Aaron Arena.

The victory improved the Govs to 3-4 overall while Freed-Hardeman, the 18th-ranked NAIA team, fell to 7-3.  It also was APSU head coach Dave Loos’ 399th career victory in his 24th head-coaching season.

Channels, a preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference selection who entered the game averaging 10.7 ppg while shooting less than 30 percent from the floor, scored 21 points in just 19 minutes.  He had 16 of his 21 points in the first half as APSU built a 53-29 halftime lead—it was APSU’s first halftime advantage this season. Channels connected on six-of-eight field-goal attempts on the night, including four-of-five from three-point range.

Wes Channels (Lois Jones/Austin Peay)

Wes Channels (Lois Jones/Austin Peay)

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