After playing four straight games away from Dave Aaron Arena, the Govs now will play three straight at home and will start with their first-ever meeting with Berea, an NAIA member of the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC) at 7 p.m. tonight.
Berea comes into the game averaging 93.3 points per game, although the Mountaineers lost at Milligan on Monday.
Forward Tevin Webster leads is shooting 69.2 percent from the floor while averaging a team-best 15 ppg. He is one of five Mountaineers averaging in double figures, including guard Aaron Ponder and forward Koty Riley, bothaveraging 13 ppg.
Berea is coached by John Hemenway, who is in his third season leading the Mountaineers. He previously was head coach at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, S.D., where he made four consecutive NAIA Division II tournament appearances.
What You Should Know…
THE SERIES: This is the first meeting between Austin Peay, a member of the Ohio Valley Conference, and Berea, an NAIA member that plays in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference..
WHAT A WIN WOULD MEAN: The Govs would start their three-game homestand with a victory…they would get back to the .500 mark at 3-3…they would go to 1-0 all-time against Berea College…head coach Dave Loos would go to 1-0 against Berea… Loos would improve to 1-0 against John Hemenway.
WHAT A LOSS WOULD MEAN: The Govs would slip two games under the .500 mark at 2-4…it would be the Govs second straight loss…it would be APSU’s first loss to an NAIA school since dropping a 87-73 decision to then-NAIA member College of Charleston in 1990…it would be Dave Loos’ 314th APSU loss and 367th all-time.
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TopicsAPSU, Austin Peay, Austin Peay State University, Basketball, boys basketball, Clarksville, Clarksville Sports Network, Dave Loos, Govs, Lady govs, NCAA, Ohio Valley Conference, OVC, Tennessee, Tennessee Titans, Titans
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