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APSU Men’s Basketball head coach Matt Figger finalist for Hugh Durham Coach of the Year Award

 

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APSU Men's BasketballBoston, MA – 2018 Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year Matt Figger has been named a finalist for the 2018 Hugh Durham National Coach of the Year Award, presented annually by CollegeInsider.com to the nation’s top mid-major coach.

Austin Peay State University Basketball head coach Matt Figger. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Basketball head coach Matt Figger. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Basketball’s Matt Figger named OVC Coach of the Year

 

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APSU Men's BasketballBrentwood, TN – First-year head coach Matt Figger and the dynamic low-post duo of senior Averyl Ugba and freshman Terry Taylor are all new to the Ohio Valley Conference, but they have left an indelible impact on the league.

Tuesday, Figger was named OVC Coach of the Year, while Taylor earned Freshman of the Year honors. Taylor and Ugba, the graduate transfer from Grambling State, both were named First-Team All-OVC and to the All-Newcomer team via a vote of the league coaches and sports information directors.

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#20 Tennessee Vols hits the road to face Iowa State, Saturday

 

#22 Tennessee Vols at Iowa State

Saturday, January 27th, 2018 | 3:00pm CT
Ames, IA | Hilton Coliseum | TV: ESPNU

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsAmes, IA – For the first time since 1977, No. 22 Tennessee and Iowa State will meet on the hardwood this Saturday at Hilton Coliseum as part of ESPN’s Big 12/SEC Challenge. The game will tip at 3:00pm CT and will be televised live on ESPNU and streamed online via WatchESPN.

In its fifth year, UT holds a 2-1 record when competing in the cross-conference showcase, with both victories coming at home over Kansas State. Last year, the Vols (14-5) downed the Wildcats, 70-58, behind a 17-point performance from Grant Williams.

Tennessee Men's Basketball takes on Iowa State Saturday afternoon at the Hilton Coliseum. Tip off is at 3:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Men’s Basketball takes on Iowa State Saturday afternoon at the Hilton Coliseum. Tip off is at 3:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

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Murray State Racers hold off Morehead State to make it to OVC Tournament Championship game

 

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Murray State RacersNashville, TN – The Murray State Racers advanced to the finals of the Ohio Valley Conference men’s basketball championship Friday with an 80-77 win over the Morehead State Eagles at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Racers (27-4) have a date in the OVC title game Saturday at 6:00pm Central Time on ESPN2. MSU meets the Belmont Bruins who scored a 53-52 win over the Eastern Kentucky Colonels in the second semifinal.

MSU extended the nation’s second-longest winning streak to 25 and also extended the OVC record.

However, this was no ordinary win for the Racers who haven’t lost since Thanksgiving.

Murray State Men's Basketball escapes Morehead State to advance to OVC Tournament Championship. (OVC)

Murray State Men’s Basketball escapes Morehead State to advance to OVC Tournament Championship. (OVC)

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APSU Governors Basketball take on rival Murray State Racers Saturday afternoon

 

Austin Peay (7-19/2-10) vs. Murray State (23-4/13-0)

Saturday, February 21st, 2015 | 1:00pm CT
Murray, KY | CFSB Center

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUMurray, KY – After a week of battling uncertain winter weather, Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team will return to action 1:00pm, Saturday, to face Murray State in an Ohio Valley Conference contest to be televised by the CBS Sports Network from the CFSB Center.

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Austin Peay State University Governors Basketball hosts long time rival Murray State Racers, Saturday

 

Austin Peay (7-16/2-7) vs. Murray State (20-4/10-0)

February 7th, 2015 | 7:00pm CT
Clarksville, TN | Dunn Center

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – A team struggling to find ways to score will be facing the Ohio Valley Conference’s most prolific offense, 7:00pm, Saturday, when Austin Peay plays host to rival Murray State.

The Governors come into contest amidst a three-game losing streak, failing to break the 70-point mark in 11 of the last 12 contests.

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APSU Governors Basketball takes on rival Murray State Racers Friday at the Dunn Center

 

Murray State Racers vs. Austin Peay Governors

Friday, January 31st, 2014 | 8:00pm CT
Clarksville, TN | Dave Aaron Arena/Dave Loos Court

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team hosts the Murray State Racers in the Ohio Valley Conference’s best rivalry Friday, in the Dunn Center. Tipoff is at 8:00pm.

The contest will be televised by the CBS Sports Network—the Govs’ first telecast on the network that was rebranded from CBS College Sports Network in February 2011.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball face-off against Murray State on Friday. (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball face-off against Murray State on Friday. (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball take on rival Murray State Racers in Murray Saturday at noon

 

Austin Peay Governors vs. Murray State

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 | 12:00pm (CST)
Murray, KY | CFSB Center (8,600)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsMurray, KY – A week off has been beneficial to both Austin Peay and Murray State as the Ohio Valley Conference season hit the mid-way point.

For Murray State it has given a banged up group of Racers a chance to rest and recover from a season-long list of nagging injuries.

APSU's Travis Betran had 27 points in a losing effort against Murray State in their meeting Saturday, January 12th. Austin Peay men's Basketball.

APSU’s Travis Betran had 27 points in a losing effort against Murray State in their meeting Saturday, January 12th. Austin Peay men’s Basketball.

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball set to take on heated rival Murray State Racers at the Dunn Center Saturday

 

Murray State vs. Austin Peay Governors

Saturday, January 12th 2013 | 7:30pm (CT)
Dave Aaron Arena/Dave Loos Court | Clarksville, TN

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – It’s that time again. It’s rivalry week, at least as far as the Ohio Valley Conference is concerned.

Up north, it will be Morehead State against Eastern Kentucky.

Down further south will be the OVC’s best rivalry as called by ESPN The Magazine-Murray State at Austin Peay.

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

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

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Austin Peay Mens Basketball’s John Fraley overcomes concussion to earn Second-Team All-OVC

 

Ohio Valley ConferenceJohn FraleyNashville, TN – The start of John Fraley’s senior season was as inauspicious as the beginning of his Austin Peay basketball career.

Fraley, who was redshirted in 2007-08 to acclimate himself to the Division I game, suffered a concussion in the 20110-12 season opening game at Middle Tennessee and proceeded to miss the Govs next nine games, a stretch that saw APSU go 1-8 without its big man. But the 6-8 local product recovered to produce the best season of his APSU career. «Read the rest of this article»

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