Austin Peay State University Men’s Basketball falters at Lipscomb, 86-72 – Clarksville Online

Austin Peay State University Men’s Basketball falters at Lipscomb, 86-72 – Clarksville Online

Nashville, TN – Elijah Hutchins-Everett posted his third 20-point game and second double-double of the season, but the Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s basketball team lost to Lipscomb, 86-72, on on Saturday in ASUN Conference action. The Bisons improved to 8-1 inside Allen Arena.

Jacob Ognacevic finished with 22 points for Lipscomb (11-8, 3-3 ASUN) on 5-of-8 shooting and was 10-of-10 from the free throw line. Derrin Boyd added 15 points and was 7 of 8 from the charity stripe. Will Pruitt had 12 points and was 5 of 10 from the floor.

The Bison shot 51 percent (26 of 51) overall. 45.5 percent (10-of-22) from 3-point range and 82.8 percent (24-of-29) from the line.

Hutchins-Everett finished with 20 points and tied a season high with 11 rebounds to pace four Governors in double figures. He shot 6 of 10 overall and 7 of 8 from the line to go along with a pair of blocks. Cameron Copeland added 16 points and three steals. Sean Robinson scored 14 points, going 5-for-5 from the line. Carlos Paez scored 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting, including a 3-of-5 effort from deep.

Robinson and Sean Durugordon each had six rebounds. Robinson and Guy Fauntleroy each had four assists.

Austin Peay (8-11, 2-4 ASUN) shot 40.3 percent (25-of-62) overall and 93.8 percent (15-of-16) from the line. The red and white scored 13 assists on 25 field goals.

The Governors scored the first four points of the contest from Robinson and Hutchins-Everett, but Lipscomb responded with a 23-5 run in a 9:06 span.

Austin Peay State University cut a 21-point, first-period deficit in half less than five minutes into the second stanza with a 12-2 run at the 3:30 mark. Hutchins-Everett, who scored 14 points in the final 20 minutes, had eight points during the shootout and five straight for his team. The first of his two old-fashioned 3-pointers in the period made it 52-41 with 15:37 left.

The APSU Govs’ spurt turned to 17-3, as Hutchins-Everett converted the second of two free throws to cut the lead to seven, 53-46, with 13:35 on the clock. Austin Peay State University trailed by just seven twice in the final 3:33, but never got any closer.

In the second half, Hutchins-Everett shot 3-for-4 from the field and 7-for-8 from the line. Copeland had 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting from the arc. Paez contributed eight points on a 3-of-5 shooting performance from the field and 2-of-3 shooting from distance. Hutchins-Everett and Durugordon each grabbed six rebounds.

Austin Peay State University shot 50 percent (11 of 22) inside the arc and 90 percent (9 of 10) from the stripe in the second period.

Next up for APSU men’s basketball

The Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team returns to the Winfield Dunn Center for its next two games, beginning Jan. 19 against Bellarmine. Tip-off is set for 7pm CT.

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