Austin Peay looks to sweep EKU
Austin Peay (21-8, 13-3) vs. Eastern Kentucky (12-17, 5-11)
McBrayer Arena, Richmond, Kentucky; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Austin Peay goes for the season sweep over Eastern Kentucky after winning the previous matchup in Clarksville. The teams last faced each other on Jan. 3, when the Governors outshot Eastern Kentucky from the field 56.9 percent to 45.5 percent and recorded six fewer turnovers en route to the 93-75 victory.
LEADING THE CHARGE: Eastern Kentucky’s Nick Mayo has averaged 23.3 points and 8.8 rebounds while Jomaru Brown has put up 13.7 points. For the Governors, Terry Taylor has averaged 20 points and 8.6 rebounds while Chris Porter-Bunton has put up 13.3 points and five rebounds.
TERRIFIC TERRY: Taylor has connected on 32.8 percent of the 119 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 10 of 24 over the last five games. He’s also made 73.2 percent of his foul shots this season.
PERFECT WHEN: Austin Peay is a perfect 14-0 when it holds an opponent to 71 points or fewer. The Governors are 7-8 when opponents score more than 71.
STREAK SCORING: Austin Peay has scored 74.7 points per game and allowed 69 over its three-game road winning streak.
DID YOU KNOW: The Austin Peay offense has scored 82.3 points per game this season, ranking the Governors 20th among Division I teams. The Eastern Kentucky defense has allowed 83.4 points per game to opponents (ranked 317th overall).