Topic: OVC Tournament
APSU Women’s Basketball
Jacksonville, AL – Austin Peay women’s basketball team kept its win-streak intact, escaping with a 56-53 decision at Jacksonville State, Thursday, in Ohio Valley Conference action.
With the OVC Tournament nearing, the win ensures Austin Peay no worse than a fifth-place finish in the OVC race. It also extends APSU’s season-best win streak to four games.
“We’re excited with the win,” head coach Carrie Daniels said. “At this point, any win is a good win, especially on the road. We have to be playing our best basketball right now.”
APSU Men’s Basketball
Jacksonville, AL – Austin Peay will attempt to build some late-season momentum as it travels to Jacksonville State, 7:00pm, Tuesday, for its final Ohio Valley Conference road game.
The Governors will be facing a Jacksonville State team that currently is on the outside looking in as far as qualifying for the OVC tournament. The 3-13 Gamecocks sit in 10th place in the OVC standings-only the top eight teams advance to tourney play in Nashville, beginning March 2nd.
APSU Women’s Soccer
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s soccer team came one step closer to an Ohio Valley Conference berth with a 1-0 win against Eastern Kentucky, Sunday afternoon, on Senior Day at Morgan Brothers Soccer Field.
“It’s a huge win for our team, especially with it being Senior Day,” head coach Kelley Guth said. “I’m extremely pleased with our result and the way we played. They played their hearts out. It’s an exciting day.”
APSU Men’s Basketball
Brentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team is scheduled for a pair of ESPNU appearances in the 2010-11 season, both road contests, announced the Ohio Valley Conference office, Thursday.
The Governors are scheduled to play Murray State, 11:00am, Saturday, January 8th, in the newly-renamed CFSB Center and a week later the Govs will travel to Nashville to face Tennessee State in a 3:00pm contest.
Answering to a higher calling, Austin Peay State University basketball guard/forward Ashley Herring has elected to forgo her senior season for religious reasons.
Herring, who recently began ministry training, has informed Lady Govs head coach Carrie Daniels and her teammates she is giving up her college basketball career.
“Ashley has gone through a spiritual transformation in the past year,” Daniels said. “Back in the spring, she talked to me about her desire of developing a closer relationship with God and she began taking ministry training classes.
Fort Collins, CO – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team will face Purdue in its opening game of the 2010 Preseason Women’s National Invitational Tournament, the tournament organizers announced, Wednesday.
The game, to be hosted by Purdue, is scheduled to tipoff at 4:00pm (CT), Friday, Nov. 12th as the first game of the tournament. It is a rematch of the 2002 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament contest between the two teams, a game Purdue won 80-49 – the only previous meeting between the two teams.
“We’re excited to be invited to the Preseason WNIT,” said Lady Govs head coach Carrie Daniels. “Being from Indiana I’m looking forward to facing a team from my home state. Purdue is a tremendous program that has a lot of rich tradition. We know it will be a tough game and we’ll have to be ready to play.” «Read the rest of this article»
FORT COLLINS, CO – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team is one of 16 teams selected to participate in the 2010 Preseason Women’s National Invitational Tournament it was announced, Tuesday.
The Lady Govs will not learn who their first-round opponent will be until the full bracket is announced in June. Other teams participating in the tournament include Central Florida, Charlotte, DePaul, Florida, Hampton, Iona, James Madison, Lamar, Missouri State, Purdue, South Dakota State, St. Francis (Pa.), Toledo, Utah Valley and Valparaiso. Fourteen of the 16 squads either won their conference tournament or saw postseason action in the NCAA or WNIT tournaments. «Read the rest of this article»
Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team will meet Tennessee in the 2010 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship’s first round, the NCAA announced, Monday. The Lady Govs and Lady Vols will meet in a 11:16 a.m. (CDT), Saturday contest in Knoxville.
Austin Peay (15-17) earned the Ohio Valley Conference’s automatic bid after winning three games in the league’s tournament. The Lady Govs were picked to finish second in the OVC’s preseason poll and fell just shy of that expectation, finishing third with an 11-7 record. It was APSU’s best OVC finish and win total during head coach Carrie Daniels’ tenure – a two-spot improvement over the previous season’s finish (fifth) while improving the win total by one win. The Lady Govs non-conference slate included six teams selected to this year’s NCAA tournament field – Xavier (No. 3, Sacramento Region), Vanderbilt (No. 6, Sacramento Region), James Madison (No. 9, Dayton Region), Middle Tennessee (No. 10, Dayton Region), UALR (No. 11, Kansas City Region) and Chattanooga (No. 13, Sacramento Region).
Austin Peay State University’s Athletics will celebrate the 2010 Ohio Valley Conference women’s basketball championship when it hosts a “Peay Pairings Party,” beginning 5 p.m., Monday, in the Dunn Center front lobby. This is the second straight season the Lady Govs captured the OVC tourney championship.
The “Peay Pairings Party” is an open viewing party for Austin Peay fans, students and alumni, giving an opportunity to meet, greet and watch the NCAA Tournament Selection Show with the league champs. In fact, the Lady Govs will be available to sign 2009-10 schedule posters until 5:45 p.m., with the show airing at 6 p.m.
Kevin Murphy hit a three pointer with 1.3 seconds left to lift Tennessee Tech to a 68-65 upset win against Austin Peay State University in Ohio Valley Conference tournament quarterfinals action, Tuesday night, in Dave Aaron Arena.
Murphy’s shot came just 5.5 seconds after the Governors’ Anthony Campbell had tied the game at 65-65 with a baseline three pointer.
Murphy, a 6-6 sophomore forward who scored 16 second-half points, then pushed the ball up the floor on the dribble and let the long jumper fly from the top of the circle for the go-ahead bucket. APSU never got off a shot in the final 1.3 seconds as Tennessee Tech, 15-16 on the season and the No. 6 seed entering the tourney, advances to the OVC tournament semifinals, 6 p.m., Friday against Morehead State.
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