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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 Men’s Basketball take four game win streak to Eastern Illinois

 

Austin Peay Governors vs. Eastern Illinois
January 21st, 2012 | Tipoff: 6:00pm CT | Lantz Arena | Charleston, IL

Austin Peay State University GovernorsCharleston, IL – Eastern Illinois point guard Jeremy Granger unquestionably is one of the Ohio Valley Conference’s top performers.

Just ask APSU head coach Dave Loos. The senior point guard has been a thorn in the Govs side during his previous three seasons as a Panther.

This season, Granger is averaging 16.6 ppg, shooting 46.8 percent from the floor, and averaging 4.2 apg, He has helped the Panthers off to a surprising start in 2011-12. EIU owns a 9-8 overall record, but slipped to 2-3 in the OVC, Thursday, are incurring a disappointing home loss.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball.

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball to meet OVC newcomer SIU Edwardsville Cougars for the first time Thursday night

 

Austin Peay Governors at SIU Edwardsville
January 19th, 2012 | Tipoff: 7:00pm | Vadalabene Center | Edwardsville, IL

Austin Peay State University GovernorsEdwardsville, IL – This is Austin Peay’s first meeting with the Cougars. The Governors come in amidst a three-game winning streak to even its OVC record at 3-3. They are seeking their first league road win.

After scoring 80 points in a 15-point victory against Eastern Kentucky, the Govs ground out wins against Jacksonville State, 60-57, and Tennessee State, 69-63, the latter coming Monday night. The Govs placed four players in double figures, led by the inside duo of John Fraley (16 points) and Melvin Baker (15 points) as they combined for 11 of 19 shooting.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball.

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball outlast Tennessee State Tigers in the Dunn Center to improve to 3-3 in OVC

 

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Clarksville Sports NetworkClarksville, TN – Don’t look now, but a familiar name is quietly creeping up the OVC standings.

After starting 0-3 in the conference for the first time in 20 years, Austin Peay evened its conference mark Monday, using timely defense and persistent offense to defeat Tennessee State 69-63 in the Dunn Center.

Facing a decided height advantage against the long and lengthy Tigers, the Govs (6-13, 3-3 OVC) were outrebounded by the Tigers (10-10, 3-4 OVC) 38-29.

John Fraley posts up under the goal Monday night as the Austin Peay Governors defeat Tennessee State 69-63. Austin Peay Men's Basketball.

John Fraley posts up under the goal Monday night as the Austin Peay Governors defeat Tennessee State 69-63. Austin Peay Men's Basketball.

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball renews rivalry with the Tennessee State Tigers Monday night

 

Austin Peay Governors vs. Tennessee State
Monday, January 16th, 2012 | Tipoff: 7:30pm (CT)
Clarksville, TN | Arena: Winfield Dunn Center (7,257)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay will conclude its three-game weekend homestand when it plays host to Tennessee State, 7:30 pm, Monday, in Ohio Valley Conference at Dave Aaron Arena.

The Governors are coming off a tight victory Saturday. After owning a 10-point lead with 5:01 left, APSU needed a field goal and two free throws from Jerome Clyburn in the final 30 seconds to hold off Jacksonville State, 60-57.

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

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

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball meets the Eastern Kentucky Colonels for second time in two weeks

 

Austin Peay Governors vs. Eastern Kentucky
January 12th, 2012 | Tipoff: 7:00pm
Winfield Dunn Center/Dave Aaron Arena | Clarksville, TN

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – In one respect, Austin Peay doesn’t want to forget. In another vein, the Governors need to have a short memory.

Just two weeks ago, Austin Peay owned a 10-point lead with less than five minutes left in its Ohio Valley Conference opener at Eastern Kentucky, only to blow the lead, in particular, in the final 2:30 with a quartet of turnovers in a 67-65 defeat. That frustrating defeat certainly has been too fresh on the Govs mind.

Austin Peay Basketball. (Courtesy: William Powell)

Austin Peay Basketball. (Courtesy: William Powell)

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball to open OVC season at Eastern Kentucky

 

APSU Sports Information: Austin Peay Basketball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsRichmond, KY – The first two months of the 2011-12 season aren’t exactly what Austin Peay’s basketball team had in mind.

Preseason favorites to win the Ohio Valley Conference, the Governors opened the season with nine consecutive losses. Injuries have played a part along the way. The Govs saw center John Fraley go down with a concussion in the opener and miss the next nine games. As he was coming back, preseason All-OVC forward Anthony Campbell went down for the season with a knee injury for a second straight year.

APSU Basketball. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

APSU Basketball. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball renews rivalry with future OVC foe Belmont

 

Austin Peay vs. Belmont | December 21st, 2011 | 7:30pm
Dave Aaron Arena | Clarksville, TN.

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – A year from now, Belmont will be a member of the Ohio Valley Conference, a yearly foe for Austin Peay’s basketball team.

After running roughshod over the Atlantic Sun a year ago in going 15-1 in league play and 30-5 overall, the Bruins again are the overwhelming favorite to capture the league title in their final year in that conference. The Bruins return four starters from last season’s storied campaign.

Austin Peay Basketball. (Courtesy: Justin Casterline)

Austin Peay Basketball. (Courtesy: Justin Casterline)

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Austin Peay State University’s Governors Basketball have trouble with pesky Rochester early, but comeback to win 72-50

 

Clarksville Sports NetworkClarksville, TN – Austin Peay expected Rochester to be tough. But maybe not as pesky as the Warriors turned out to be, because the Govs got everything the could handle from the NAIA school in the first 25:04 of the 40-minute game.

In the end, Austin Peay still found away to win and controled the final 14:56 en route to a 72-50 victory Saturday night in the Dunn Center.

“I was really disappointed in our play in the first half in a number of different ways,” APSU coach Dave Loos said. “But as poorly as we played in the first half, we proably played that well in the second half and it started with the eneregy we played with.”

Melvin Baker sets up the half court offense during Austin Peay's win over Rochester. Baker ended the game with 10 points.

Melvin Baker sets up the half court offense during Austin Peay's win over Rochester. Baker ended the game with 10 points.

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