Austin Peay, Belmont meet in OVC semis
Austin Peay (22-10, 14-5) vs. No. 1 seed Belmont (25-4, 16-2)
Ohio Valley Conference Tourney Semifinals, Ford Center, Evansville, Indiana; Friday, 8 p.m. EST
Taylor leads Austin Peay to 95-81 win in OVC tourney
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Terry Taylor had 28 points and 10 rebounds as Austin Peay topped Morehead State 95-81 in the Ohio Valley Conference Tourney quarterfinals on Thursday night. Chris...
Morehead St., Austin Peay meet in OVC quarters
Morehead State (13-19, 9-10) vs. No. 4 seed Austin Peay (21-10, 13-5)
Ohio Valley Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Ford Center, Evansville, Indiana; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Ja Morant had 27 points and 13 assists as Murray State won its ninth consecutive game, beating Austin Peay 94-83 on Saturday night.
Murray State looks to extend streak vs Austin Peay
Austin Peay (21-9, 13-4) vs. Murray State (24-4, 15-2)
CFSB Center, Murray, Kentucky; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Murray State looks for its ninth straight conference win against...
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Nick Mayo scored 31 points including a pair of free throws with 5.7 seconds on the clock to lift Eastern Kentucky past Austin Peay 82-80 Thursday night.
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...
Glotta carries Austin Peay over UT-Martin 92-78
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Zach Glotta scored a career-high 26 points as Austin Peay topped UT Martin 92-78 on Saturday.
Terry Taylor added 25 points for the Governors. Taylor also had 12...
Austin Peay looks to sweep UTM
UT Martin (10-16, 5-10) vs. Austin Peay (20-8, 12-3)
Winfield Dunn Center, Clarksville, Tennessee; Saturday, 5 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Austin Peay goes for the season sweep over UT...
McGhee lifts Austin Peay past SE Missouri 83-70
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jabari McGhee tallied 18 points and 19 rebounds to carry Austin Peay to an 83-70 win over Southeast Missouri on Thursday night.
Taylor carries Austin Peay past Morehead St. 73-70
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Terry Taylor had a career-high 42 points plus 18 rebounds as Austin Peay narrowly beat Morehead State 73-70 on Saturday.
Chris Porter-Bunton had 19 points for Austin Peay (19-8, 11-3 Ohio Valley Conference). Steve Harris added 10 points. Jabari McGhee had seven rebounds for the road team.
Jordan Walker had 26 points for the Eagles (10-17, 6-8). Lamontray Harris added 13 points and 11 rebounds. James Baker had 11 points, seven rebounds and five blocks.
Morant scores 32 to lead Murray St. over Austin Peay 73-71
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ja Morant had 32 points as Murray State narrowly beat Austin Peay 73-71 on Thursday night.
Austin Peay's Steve Harris scored on a buzzer-beating putback that would have sent the game to overtime, but had it waived off after official review.
Morant hit 11 of 13 free throws. He added seven assists and six rebounds.
Taylor lifts Austin Peay over E. Illinois 94-86
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Terry Taylor had 25 points and 12 rebounds as Austin Peay beat Eastern Illinois 94-86 on Saturday. Zach Glotta added 22 points for the Governors.
Taylor shot 9 for 10 from the line.
Steve Harris had 17 points for Austin Peay (18-7, 10-2 Ohio Valley Conference), which earned its fourth straight victory. Jabari McGhee added 15 points.
Taylor dines on SIU-Edwardsville again to lead Austin Peay
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Terry Taylor scored 22 points with four 3-pointers and Austin Peay dispatched SIU-Edwardsville 80-45 on Thursday night.
The Governors (17-7, 9-2 Ohio Valley Conference) raced to a 33-5 lead as Taylor scored 18 of their points with nine coming from beyond the 3-point arc.
Austin Peay led 42-18 at the break on 18-of-36 shooting. Taylor had 20 by halftime. SIU-Edwardsville (8-15, 4-7) missed 19 of their first 25 shots and turned it over 11 times before intermission.
Taylor scores 30 and Austin Peay knocks off Jacksonville St.
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Terry Taylor scored 30 points and found a cutting Jabari McGhee for the winning basket with 21.3 seconds left as Austin Peay beat Jacksonville State 74-71 on Saturday to drop the Gamecocks into a first-place tie in the Ohio Valley Conference.
Austin Peay dominates Tennessee Tech 77-66
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Terry Taylor had 18 points and eight rebounds, Chris Porter-Bunton added 15 points, and Austin Peay dominated Tennessee Tech for a 77-66 win on Thursday night.
Austin Peay off to best start in league play since 2010-11
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chris Porter-Bunton, Zach Glotta and Jarrett Givens each scored 15 points and all five Austin Peay starters scored in double figures for an 89-74 victory over Tennessee State on Thursday night.
Austin Peay (14-6, 6-1 Ohio Valley Conference) has won 10 of its last 12 games and is off to its best start in league play since the 2010-11 season.
Taylor scores 33, Austin Peay remains undefeated in OVC
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Terry Taylor had a career-high 33 points with 12 rebounds and Austin Peay broke open a tight game in the second half to defeat SIU-Edwardsville 79-71 on Thursday night.
With the win, the Governors (13-5, 5-0 OVC) keep pace with Murray State and Jacksonville State, both 5-0, atop the Ohio Valley Conference.
Taylor’s block helps lift Austin Peay over UT Martin 72-70
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — Terry Taylor scored 20 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked a potential game-tying shot at the buzzer, and Austin Peay held off UT Martin 72-70 on Saturday, handing the Skyhawks' their sixth straight loss.
Jarrett Givens added 14 points with four 3-pointers, Chris Porter-Bunton scored 11 points, and Jabari McGhee had 10 boards for the Governors (12-5, 4-0 Ohio Valley Conference), who outscored UT Martin 44-26 in the paint and shot 58 percent.
Taylor leads Austin Peay over SE Missouri State 78-60
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Terry Taylor had 17 points and seven rebounds to guide Austin Peay to a 78-60 victory over Southeast Missouri State on Thursday night.
Steve Harris had 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting for the Governors (11-5, 3-0 Ohio Valley Conference), while Zach Glotta and Jarrett Givens pitched in with 11 points each.
Gumm with 20 points, Austin Peay beats Morehead State 81-67
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dayton Gumm came off the bench to score 20 points on four 3-pointers and grab 10 rebounds as Austin Peay beat Morehead State 81-67 on Saturday night.
Chris Porter-Bunton added 19 points for the Governors (10-5, 2-0 Ohio Valley Conference). Jabari McGhee had 14 points and 13 rebounds, Steve Harris added 12 points and five rebounds and Terry Taylor 11 points with eight rebounds.
Givens, Taylor lead Austin Peay past Eastern Kentucky 93-75
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jarrett Givens connected on 7 of 8 shots from 3-point range and scored 25 points and Terry Taylor added 24 on 11-of-17 shooting to propel Austin Peay to a 93-75 victory over Eastern Kentucky in an Ohio Valley Conference opener on Thursday night.
Taylor, McGhee lead Austin Peay past Purdue Fort Wayne 95-68
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Terry Taylor and Jabari McGhee combined for 52 points, making 21 of 31 shots, and Austin Peay blew the doors off after halftime, wrapping up its nonconference season with a 95-68 win over Purdue Fort Wayne on Saturday.
Austin Peay routs Calvary as 7 score in double figures
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dayton Gumm scored 18 points to lead seven players in double figures and Austin Peay routed Calvary 116-33 on Saturday.
The list of double-figure scorers for Austin Peay (5-4) also included Zach Glotta with 17 points, Steve Harris (15), Terry Taylor (15), Ivan Cucak (14), Jarrett Givens (14) and Richard Henderson (13). Chris Porter-Bunton grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Amanze Egekeze hit a career-high nine 3-pointers and tied a career high with 32 points to help No. 2 seed Belmont beat No. 3 seed Austin Peay 94-79 in the semifinals of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament on Friday night.
Belmont (24-8) will face top-seeded Murray State in the championship on Saturday.
Egekeze made his first nine attempts from the field, all from 3-point range, with eight of them coming after halftime. He had 29 points in the second half.
Austin Peay tops Edwardsville 86-82 to clinch third in OVC
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Chris Porter-Bunton matched his season high with 23 points on 7-of-10 shooting, Zach Glotta hit four 3-pointers and scored 19 and Austin Peay held off SIU-Edwardsville 86-82 on Thursday night.
Phillips scores 29, Tennessee Tech downs Austin Peay 86-80
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Curtis Phillips Jr. scored a career-high 29 points with four 3-pointers, grabbed seven rebounds and had three steals to lead Tennessee Tech to an 86-80 win over Austin Peay on Thursday night to end a three-game skid.
Kajon Mack scored 19 points with seven assists and Shaq Calhoun added 16 points for the Golden Eagles (17-11, 9-6 Ohio Valley Conference), who hit 10 3-pointers and shot 53 percent from the field to sweep the season series against the Governors.
Austin Peay picks up 10th conference win of season
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Dayton Gumm scored 15 points to lead four Austin Peay starters in double figures and the Governors beat Eastern Illinois 76-69 on Saturday, giving the Governors their 10th Ohio Valley Conference victory of the season, the most for the program since the 2010-11 season.
Terry Taylor added 14 points, Averyl Ugba 13 and Chris Porter-Bunton 10 for the Governors (15-11, 10-4), who have won five of their last six games.
Austin Peay pulls away for 96-81 win over SE Missouri State
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Averyl Ugba tossed in 28 points and grabbed eight rebounds, Terry Taylor posted a double-double and Austin Peay cruised to a 96-81 victory over Southeast Missouri State on Saturday.
Austin Peay cruises to 92-76 victory over Morehead State
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Terry Taylor scored 23 points on 9-of-11 shooting, Dayton Gumm scored 21 and Averyl Ugba added his sixth double-double of the season to guide Austin Peay to a 92-76 victory over Morehead State on Saturday night.
Austin Peay balances turns back Eastern Kentucky 90-84
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Terry Taylor scored 19 points, converting a tie-breaking 3-point play with 31.4 seconds left, Averyl Ugba followed with a key block and Austin Peay defeated Eastern Kentucky 90-84 on Thursday night.
Ugba has 35 points, 11 rebounds in Austin Peay’s 87-67 win
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Averyl Ugba scored a season-high 35 points and hot-shooting Austin Peay rolled past Jacksonville State 87-67 on Saturday night.
Ugba, a senior transfer forward from Grambling, made 17 of 21 shots and grabbed 11 rebounds for his fifth double-double with the Governors (10-8, 5-1 Ohio Valley), who came in having lost six straight road games but won at JSU for the first time since 2011.
Austin Peay pulls away late, beats SE Missouri State 78-71
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Terry Taylor scored eight of his 29 points in the final 3:00 and grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds to help Austin Peay beat Southeast Missouri State 76-71 on Saturday night.
Austin Peay (9-7, 4-0 Ohio Valley Conference) is off to its best conference start since the 2010-11 season, and has won five of its last six games.
Austin Peay holds off UT-Martin with 75-69 win
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chris Porter-Bunton scored 16 points, grabbed seven rebounds and distributed seven assists and Averyl Ugba had a double-double to help Austin Peay beat Tennessee-Martin 75-69 on Thursday.
Ugba finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Terry Taylor had 15 points and five rebounds for Austin Peay (8-7, 3-0 Ohio Valley Conference). Porter-Bunton, Ugba and Taylor made 15 of the Governors' 25 field goals.
Ugba, Taylor lead Austin Peay past Eastern Illinois 70-54
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Averyl Ugba scored 17 points and hauled in 11 rebounds to lead Austin Peay to a 70-54 win over Eastern Illinois on Saturday night.
Terry Taylor added 12 points and also had 11 rebounds and Chris Porter-Bunton, Dayton Gumm and Zach Glotta had 10 points each for Austin Peay, which dominated the glass 46-29.
Ugba, Taylor help Austin Peay take OVC opener 78-58
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Averyl Ugba and Terry Taylor combined for 40 points and 21 rebounds as Austin Peay opened up Ohio Valley Conference play with a 78-58 win over SIU-Edwardsville Thursday night.
The conference win was the first for coach Matt Figger, who took over for Dave Loos, who retired after 27 years coaching the Governors at the end of last season. The win was also the first conference opener Austin Peay has won since the 2013-14 season.
Western Kentucky uses big second half to win 72-53
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Darius Thompson scored 21 points, Taveion Hollingsworth added 20 and the pair led a second-half surge that carried Western Kentucky to a 72-53 victory over Austin Peay on Friday night.
Trailing by two at halftime, the Hilltoppers (8-5) took off in the second half behind 16 points from Hollingsworth and 13 from Thompson, shooting 61 percent. Lamonte Bearden added 14 points for Western Kentucky, which finished at 59 percent shooting for the game.
Taylor scores 27, helps Austin Peay hold off Troy 75-73
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Terry Taylor scored seven of his 27 points in the final three minutes, and Austin Peay held off Troy for a 75-73 victory on Tuesday night.
Taylor made a layup, 3-point play and jump shot during a 7-2 surge to give the Governors a 70-65 lead with 1:22 to play. Wesley Person made 6 of 7 free throws to pull Troy to 74-73 with 15 seconds left. Dayton Gumm made the second of two free-throw attempts, but Troy's B.J. Miller missed a layup at the buzzer.
Harris, Ugba combine for 30, Austin Peay wins 67-47
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Steve Harris and Averyl Ugba scored 15 points each, Chris Porter-Bunton added 14 with seven rebounds and three steals and Austin Peay defeated Alabama A&M 67-47 on Saturday, extending the Bulldogs winless streak to eight games.
Carroll leads Oklahoma State past Austin Peay, 79-63
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — What looked like a comfortable Oklahoma State blowout victory turned into a much closer battle than anticipated, but in the end, the Cowboys prevailed.
Jeffrey Carroll came off the bench to score 17 points, with five rebounds and three assists, as Oklahoma State held on for a 79-63 victory over Austin Peay on Wednesday night, after allowing a 23-point second half lead dwindle into the single digits.
Gumm, Glotta lead Austin Peay past Miami (Ohio) 86-61
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dayton Gumm scored 23 points, Zach Glotta added 13 and Austin Peay cruised by Miami (Ohio) 86-61 on Sunday.
Gumm and Glotta each made three of the Governors' nine 3-pointers on just 15 attempts.
Gumm made it 70-39 on a fast-break dunk midway through the second half and the Govs didn't make a field goal in the final three minutes of the game.
UNC Asheville holds off Austin Peay 82-79 in OT
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Macio Teague scored 20 of his 26 points in the first half and Kevin Vannatta scored 15 of his 19 after the break to help UNC Asheville hold off Austin Peay 82-79 in overtime to close out the NIT Season Tip-Off on Saturday.
Gumm scores 25, Austin Peay beats DII Oakland City 109-50
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Freshman Dayton Gumm scored a season-high 25 points, two Austin Peay players had double-doubles and the Governors beat Division II Oakland City 109-50 on Wednesday night in their home opener.
Austin Peay went on a 36-3 run down the stretch until Austin Robertson ended Oakland City's field-goal drought with 46 seconds remaining.