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Tennessee Vols Basketball hosts Tennessee Tech Friday night

 

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Friday, December 18th, 2020 | 6:01pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – The 10th-ranked Tennessee basketball team returns to action for a Friday night matchup with in-state foe Tennessee Tech. Tipoff from Thompson-Boling Arena is scheduled for 6:00pm CT on SEC Network+.

Fans can catch Friday’s action on SEC Network+, an online platform through WatchESPN. WatchESPN can be accessed through the ESPN App, or online at espn.com/watch. Roger Hoover and LVFL Andraya Carter have the call.

Fans can also listen live on their local Vol Network affiliate to hear Bob Kesling and Bert Bertlekamp describing the action.

Tennessee Men's Basketball takes on Tennessee Tech at Thompson-Boling Arena, Friday. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Men’s Basketball takes on Tennessee Tech at Thompson-Boling Arena, Friday. (UT Athletics)

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APSU to induct Derek Wright into 2020 Austin Peay State University Athletics Hall of Fame

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) alumni Derek Wright had just completed the finest game statistically in his basketball career. The senior guard scored 43 points in a 121-116 triple-overtime loss to Southeast Missouri, January 29th, 2008. It was the first time a Gov broke the 40-point barrier in nearly 11 seasons.

Of course, Wright was summoned after the game to talk to the media. Leaf-Chronicle reporter James Horne had a stat sheet in hand to show Wright that he not only scored 43 points but knocked down a career-best five three-pointers while collecting seven steals.

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APSU Basketball to face ULM in opening-round of CIT

 

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APSU Men's BasketballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s basketball will host ULM in its opening game of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament, 7:00pm, Thursday, March 15th, 2018 in the Dunn Center.

That was announced Sunday night after the finalization of the CIT field, which features 20 teams and begins 11:00am (CT), Monday, with four games on CBS Sports Network throughout the day.

Matt Figger and the Austin Peay Basketball team will take on ULM in the opening game of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament at the Dunn Center on Thursday, March 15th. (APSU Sports Information)

Matt Figger and the Austin Peay Basketball team will take on ULM in the opening game of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament at the Dunn Center on Thursday, March 15th. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Men’s Basketball accepts CIT bid, hosts opening-round game March 15th

 

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APSU Men's BasketballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team has accepted a bid to the CollegeInsider.com postseason basketball tournament and will host a first-round game in the Dunn Center, 7:00pm, March 15th, against an opponent to be determined.

The game guarantees at least one more home outing for seniors Averyl Ugba, Tre’ Ivory and Ed Stephens, and a chance for Austin Peay fans to see Terry Taylor, Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Year, in the Dunn Center at least once more in the 2017-18 campaign, which saw the Govs claim a third-place league finish and advance to the OVC Tournament semifinals.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball to host first-round game of the CollegeInsider.com postseason basketball tournament on March 15th. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball to host first-round game of the CollegeInsider.com postseason basketball tournament on March 15th. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Mens Basketball 2017-18 Schedule filled with Quality Opponents

 

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APSU Men's BasketballClarksville, TN – First-year head coach Matt Figger has put together a 2017-18 slate that will test his new-look Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team early and often.

A quartet of high-major opponents, an appearance in the NIT Season Tip-Off and five participants in the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament dot the schedule—an ambitious 12-game non-conference slate ahead of the grueling, expanded 18-game gauntlet that is the Ohio Valley Conference schedule in 2017-18.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball has ambitious 2017-2018 schedule. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball has ambitious 2017-2018 schedule. (APSU Sports Information)

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Sergio Ruoco to join APSU Men’s Basketball staff as an assistant coach

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Men's BasketballClarksville, TN – As Austin Peay State University head men’s basketball coach Matt Figger begins to round out his coaching staff, an important piece to the puzzle was added this week as Sergio Ruoco became the third full-time assistant to join Figger’s first staff at APSU.

Ruoco was last at South Florida, where he spent three seasons as an assistant for Orlando Antigua and Murry Bartow.

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Austin Peay State University introduces Matt Figger as APSU Men’s Basketball head coach

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University athletics held a press conference Thursday morning to introduce its next head men’s basketball coach for the first time since 1990.

Matt Figger, who served as Frank Martin’s recruiting coordinator and assistant coach from his tenure at Kansas State through this year’s Final Four run with South Carolina, was announced as the 12th head coach in program history, taking over for Dave Loos, who retired in March after 27 years at the helm.

Retired APSU head coach Dave Loos (left) congratulates Matt Figger (right), Thursday. (APSU Sports Information)

Retired APSU head coach Dave Loos (left) congratulates Matt Figger (right), Thursday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay to introduce Matt Figger as APSU Men’s Basketball’s 12th Head Coach

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University athletics will hold an 11:00am, Thursday, press conference to introduce Matt Figger as the 12th head men’s basketball coach in program history.

Figger comes to Austin Peay on the heels of a whirlwind Final Four run as the associate head coach and recruiting coordinator under Frank Martin at South Carolina. The Gamecocks were the East Region champion, taking down Marquette, Duke, Baylor and Florida on the way to Phoenix.

“We are excited to welcome Coach Figger and his family to APSU,” said Austin Peay athletics director Ryan Ivey. “This is an exciting and unprecedented time for Governors basketball.”

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APSU Women’s Basketball earns OVC Team Sportsmanship Award

 

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APSU Women's Basketball - Austin Peay State UniversityBrentwood, TN – For the first time since the 2013-14 season, the Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team earned the Ohio Valley Conference Team Sportsmanship Award.

On Tuesday the conference office announced the recipients of the 2016-17 accolades for men’s and women’s basketball. Belmont received the honor on the men’s side.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball gets first OVC Team Sportsmanship Award since the 2013-14 season. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Basketball gets first OVC Team Sportsmanship Award since the 2013-14 season. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Basketball coach Dave Loos officially retired, Monday

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Men's Basketball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – An era of unprecedented success at Austin Peay came to a close this morning.

After 27 years on the sidelines, Dave Loos has called it a career as Austin Peay men’s basketball coach, bringing to an end a tenure marked by integrity, ingenuity and achievement.

“The takeaway for me today is how proud I am of the things we accomplished,” Loos said during Monday’s press conference. “The thing I’m celebrating is that we helped make a lot of young people better. We helped them better themselves in the classroom. The game-changer is a college degree, and that’s the thing we really emphasized—getting the diploma and growing as a person.”

Austin Peay Men's Basketball coach Dave Loos officially announces retirement during Monday press conference at the Dunn Center. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball coach Dave Loos officially announces retirement during Monday press conference at the Dunn Center. (APSU Sports Information)

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