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Instant Peay Play: Chris Freeman making senior year his time to shine for APSU Governors

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – Austin Peay men’s basketball senior Chris Freeman has waited and worked over the past three years to get his time to show the potential that had him listed as one of the top-10 recruits out of the state of Kentucky and so far this season he has done that.

Coming into this season, Freeman had just four starts, averaging 3.9 points and 2.7 rebounds in just under 12 minutes of action per game.

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball hits the road to take on the Arkansas State Red Wolves

 

Austin Peay Governors vs. Arkansas State

December 16th, 2012 | Tipoff: 2:00pm
ASU Convocation Center | Jonesboro, AR

Austin Peay State University GovernorsJonesboro, AR – After week off for finals its back to the business of basketball for Austin Peay State University. The Govs will hit the road to face Arkansas State, 2:00pm, Sunday December 14th in the ASU Convocation Center.

The Governors business begins and ends with taking care of the basketball. APSU committed 28 turnovers in its 83-65 loss to Memphis-it was the third time this season the Govs committed 20 or more turnovers.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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Sean Bailey, Vanja Tomic, Greg Bachman earn Austin Peay highest Athletics Honors

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – For the first time since Austin Peay State University established the awards nearly two decades ago, the Most Outstanding Male and Female Athletes have come from the sport of tennis.

Junior Sean Bailey, who recently was named Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year in leading the Govs to the No. 2 seed in the OVC tournament, and Vanja Tomic, a three-time first-team All-OVC selection who owned an 19-6 record at No. 1 singles this year, have been named the 2011-12 Most Outstanding APSU Athletes.

(Left to Right) Greg Bachman, Sean Bailey and Vanja Tomic. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

(Left to Right) Greg Bachman, Sean Bailey and Vanja Tomic. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball collapses down the stretch and loses to the Jacksonville State Gamecocks in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament opener

 

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Ohio Valley Conference Basketball Championship

Austin Peay State University GovernorsNashville, TN – For the first 35 minutes of Austin Peay Governor’s opening-round matchup against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks Wednesday night, TyShwan Edmondson and the Govs could do no wrong.

Unfortunately for the Govs, the Gamecocks played better over the game’s final five minutes, erasing a six-point deficit as Brian Williams buried a go-ahead 3-pointer with 33 seconds left and handed the Govs in a 75-70 loss in front of a stunned Municipal Auditorium crowd.

APSU Senior TyShawn Edmondson drives up the court in the OVC Tournament first round game vs Jacksonville State. Edmonson lead all scorers with a total of 22 points.

APSU Senior TyShawn Edmondson drives up the court in the OVC Tournament first round game vs Jacksonville State. Edmonson lead all scorers with a total of 22 points.

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball opens OVC Tournament play against the Jacksonville Gamecocks

 

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball vs. Jacksonville State
Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 | Tipoff: 8:00pm (CT)
Nashville, TN. | Arena: Municipal Auditorium (8,000)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsNashville, TN – Austin Peay’s bid for the Ohio Valley Conference tourney championship and its seventh NCAA tournament appearance will begin 8:00pm, Wednesday, as the Governors face Jacksonville State in Municipal Auditorium.

The Governors enter the tournament as the No. 6 seed after finishing in a sixth-place tie with Jacksonville State. The Govs gained the higher seed as a result of winning the two team’s earlier meeting, a 60-57 APSU decision in Clarksville Tennessee.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball takes on Jacksonville State in the 2012 Ohio Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Championship Wednesday, February 29th at 8:00pm.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball takes on Jacksonville State in the 2012 Ohio Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Championship Wednesday, February 29th at 8:00pm.

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball looks to maintain momentum against the Southeast Missouri Skyhawks

 

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball vs. Southeast Missouri
Saturday, February 25th, 2012 | Tipoff: 7:30pm (CT)
Clarksville, TN | Winfield Dunn Center (7,257)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – It is no longer a matter of “if” for Austin Peay’s basketball team in reference to qualifying for its 28th straight Ohio Valley Conference basketball tournament. Now it is a matter of where the Governors will be seeded when the tournament starts this coming Wednesday at Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium.

The Governors can be seeded as high as sixth and as low as eighth heading into Saturday’s 7:30pm regular-season finale against Southeast Missouri.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball.

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball need victory to guarantee Ohio Valley Conference Tournament appearance

 

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball at UT Martin
Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 | Tipoff: 5:30pm (CT)
Martin, TN | Arena: Elam Center (4,800)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay enters the final weekend in a position it never saw coming.

In fact, the Governors need a win this weekend–or an Eastern Illinois loss–to assure its 28th straight appearance in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. The last time the Govs failed to appear in an OVC tourney? George Orwell’s favorite year…1984.

The Governors were picked to finish first in the OVC, but after losing center John Fraley in the season’s first game with a concussion for nine straight games, they never seemed to recover.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball.

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball snap five-game losing skid with win over Youngstown State in Sears BracketBusters matchup

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – On paper, Saturday’s Sears BracketBusters matchup between the Austin Peay Governors and Youngstown State Penguins wasn’t supposed to mean much.

Try telling that to TyShwan Edmondson.

Coming off the bench for a second straight game, Edmondson bounced back for one of his better performances of the season, scoring 23 points as the Govs hung on for a 71-68 victory in the Dunn Center.

TyShwan Edmondson connects on a three from the corner Saturday night to help propel the Austin Peay Governors past the Youngstown State Penguins 71-68. Edmondson led the Govs in scoring with 23 points. Austin Peay Men's Basketball.

TyShwan Edmondson connects on a three from the corner Saturday night to help propel the Austin Peay Governors past the Youngstown State Penguins 71-68. Edmondson led the Govs in scoring with 23 points. Austin Peay Men's Basketball.

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball to face Youngstown State in Sears BracketBusters

 

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball vs. Youngstown State
February 18th, 2012 | Tipoff: 7:30pm
Dave Aaron Arena | Clarksville, TN

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay hopes a late-season break from Ohio Valley Conference action can help get the Govs back on track as Youngstown State comes to town, 7:30pm, Saturday for the Sears BracketBusters contest.

The Govs are amidst a five-game losing streak after dropping an unseemly 52-48 decision, Wednesday. After permitting more than 70 points in five straight games, the Govs encountered other issues against Morehead State.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball.

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball suffers fifth straight loss in 52-48 heartbreaker to the Morehead State Eagles

 

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Clarksville Sports NetworkClarksville, TN – With his team mired in a four-game losing streak, Austin Peay State University head coach Dave Loos turned to his bench for a spark, giving reserve guards Herdie Lawrence and Alton Williams their fifth and first career starts.

Unfortunately for Loos and the Austin Peay Governors, the extra spark would not be enough to keep the Govs from squandering a 4-point lead over the game’s final three minutes as the Govs fell 52-48 to Morehead State Wednesday night.

Melvin Baker positions himself under the goal during the Austin Peay Governors 52-48 loss to the Morehead State Eagles Wednesday night. Baker was the Governors leading scorer with 17 points.

Melvin Baker positions himself under the goal during the Austin Peay Governors 52-48 loss to the Morehead State Eagles Wednesday night. Baker was the Governors leading scorer with 17 points.

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