Austin Peay Govs defend four-game home win streak against Morehead State
Austin Peay vs. Morehead State
Saturday, January 27th, 2018 | 4:30pm CT
Clarksville, TN | Dunn Center
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team wraps up their two-game homestand 4:30pm, Saturday, January 27th with a conference tilt against Morehead State.
The Govs are coming off a defensive duel with Eastern Kentucky, where the Govs forced 23 turnovers and collected a season high 15 steals.
Austin Peay Women’s Basketball looks to defend their homecourt Saturday afternoon against Morehead State. Tip off is at 4:30pm. (APSU Sports Information)
Brianne Alexander and Keisha Gregory led way on the boards, pulling down a combined 15 defensive rebounds.
Austin Peay’s offense struggled early against the Colonels, shooting 30.8 percent in the first quarter, but then Falon Baker took over the Governors’ offense, scoring a career high 25 points against Eastern Kentucky, shooting 69.2 percent from the floor, grabbing three rebounds and collecting three steals.
Baker also recorded a career high two blocks in the same Colonel possession.
The Governors are averaging 64.7 points per game, shooting 40.2 percent from the field, while averaging 6.69 three-point field goals per game and shooting 74.4 percent from the foul line. The Govs are also sharing the wealth, dishing out 11.1 assists per game and collecting 8.1 steals per game.
The Govs are facing a Skyhawk squad that is coming off a two-point victory against Murray State, Thursday. Morehead State has a balanced offense that averages 73.8 points per game with five players scoring in double digits.
Austin Peay is 38-40 all time against Morehead State splitting the last two meetings with the Skyhawks. January 20th, 2016 the Govs topped Morehead State, 96-75 on the road, but fell in the Dunn Center December 29th, 2016, 71-80.
The Govs have had two straight games with a player scoring 25 or more points. Brianah Ferby scored a career high 28 points against Belmont, hitting seven three-point shots, and Falon Baker scored a career high 25 points against Eastern Kentucky.
The Governors have shot 50.0 percent or better in the third period for five-straight games.
An Austin Peay win would put Austin Peay in a tie with Morehead State for third place at 6-4 in the conference standings.
Women in Sports Game of the Week
Austin Peay’s matchup with Morehead State is one of Nashville Sports Council’s Women in Sports Initiative featured Games of the Week.
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Follow the APSU Govs
Be sure to follow all the Austin Peay women’s basketball action at LetsGoPeay.com and the official Facebook page of Austin Peay Athletics. In addition, live play-by-play coverage can be found on Twitter (@AustinPeayWBB) and live stats will be available at PeayStats.com. Saturday’s game can also be streamed for free on OVC Digital Network.