Austin Peay State University Men’s Basketball plays road game against Queens, Thursday – Clarksville Online
Austin Peay (6-7, 0-0 ASUN) at Queens (10-3, 0-0 ASUN)
Thursday, December 29, 2022 | 5 p.m. CT
Charlotte, NC | Curry Arena
Clarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s basketball team travels to Queens (NC) for a game on Thursday in the ASUN Conference debut for both programs. The announcement is at 17:00.
The game airs on ESPN+. Updates are also available on the official Austin Peay State University men’s basketball Twitter and Instagram (@GovsMBB) accounts.
TV talent: Mike Glennon (play-by-play), Walker Mehl (analyst)
Live Stats: letsgopeay.com
Twitter Updates: @GovsMBB
Instagram Updates: @GovsMBB
Overall streak record: 0-0
Austin Peay Series Record: 0-0
Queens streak record: 0-0
Record of series in neutral country: 0-0
Last meeting: N/A
Austin Peay’s last home win: N/A
Last road win at Austin Peay: N/A
Austin Peay’s latest neutral site win: N/A
Last meeting at Austin Peay: N/A
Last meeting in Queens: N/A
Last match on neutral site: N/A
First date: N/A
First meeting at the Dunn Center: N/A
Coach Nate James vs. Queens: 0-0
About Austin Peay State University Governors
The Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team is coming off an 86-44 loss in then-No. 8/11 Tennessee on December 21st. Elijah Hutchins-Everett and Sean Durugordon each finished with 11 points. Durugordon and Jalen Ware each pulled in six boards. Ware had a pair of blocks. Guy Fauntleroy dished out three assists.
APSU shot 78.6 percent (11 of 14) from the charity stripe, including 9 of 12 in the final 20 minutes. The Governors had 10 assists on 14 field goals.
Two Austin Peay State University redshirt sophomore forwards – Ware (Winston-Salem, North Carolina) and Caleb Stone-Carrawell (Concord, North Carolina) – hail from The Tar Heel State. Associate Head Coach Brett Carey grew up in Lincolnton, North Carolina, before spending time at UNC Asheville as a player (1998-2001) and assistant coach (2008-17).
Prior to the North Carolina State season opener, Austin Peay State University had not played a North Carolina State team since an 88-75 win over Campbell on Dec. 21, 2018, in the St. Petersburg Shootout in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Governors had not played in The Tar Heel State since a 71-57 loss at Western Carolina on Nov. 25, 1997.
The Governors haven’t trailed in their previous two home games and haven’t faced a deficit in the last 97-50 game at the Dunn Center.
Hutchins-Everett posted his first double-double of the season and seventh of his career against Murray State on Dec. 16, following game totals in points (17) and rebounds (11).
Austin Peay State University’s 26 assists against Kentucky Christian on Dec. 6 were the most since recording the multiple against Oakland City on Nov. 6, 2018. The 58 rebounds were the most for the Governors at the Dunn Center since recording 67 against Southern Indiana on Nov. 8 December , 1975. The 23 offensive rebounds were the most for Austin Peay State University at home since dropping 24 against Eastern Kentucky on February 15, 2020.
Austin Peay State University’s 25 free throws against Lindsey Wilson were the most for the Governors since they hit 27 against Dayton on Nov. 20, 2021. James’ 29 free throw attempts were the most for a team since 38 against Missouri Southeastern on January 1st. 2022.
The Governors have shot better than 50 percent in three of their last six games.
Austin Peay State University is the only team in the country to feature the two tallest players in the country this season in Western Kentucky’s Jamarion Sharp (7-foot-5) and Purdue’s Zach Edey (7-foot-4). Including South Florida’s Russel Tchewa (7-foot-0), Bucknell’s Andre Screen (7-foot-1) and Noah Williamson (7-foot-0), Lindsey Wilson’s Lucas Ribeiro (7-foot-0) and Tennessee’s Uros Plavsic (7-foot-1) The Governors have faced seven 7-footers this year.
Drew Calderon posted career highs in 3-pointers made (6) and attempted (11) in the Governors’ win over Kentucky Christian.
Durugordon was named the ASUN Newcomer of the Week on December 5. He became the school’s second player to win the honor in three weeks after Sean Robinson received the award on Nov. 21. Durugordon averaged 16.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists against Western Kentucky and Tennessee State. He recorded eight points, seven rebounds and two assists on Nov. 30 in a one-point loss to the Hilltoppers at the Dunn Center.
Durugordon posted career highs in points (24), minutes (40), field goals (9) and steals (2) and tied a career high with three assists on Dec. 3 in a 77- 61 of the Governors. at home against Tennessee State. He also tallied six boards and one block against the Tigers.
Cameron Copeland has scored in double figures in six of his last nine games, including three of 15 points or more.
Austin Peay State University is 4-1 this season when Stone-Carrawell scores at least 12 points.
APSU has recorded 22 dunks in 13 games.
Against Murray State, Carlos Paez, now with 363 career assists, passed Greg Franklin (1989-93) for sixth on Austin Peay’s all-time list.
The Governors are 9-1 in their last nine games when holding opponents to 60 or fewer points.
Over the past five seasons, Austin Peay State University is 74-22 when holding a halftime lead.
Since the 2010-11 season, the Governors have compiled a 155-82 record when scoring 70 points or more.
Austin Peay State University has made at least one 3-pointer in 650 straight games. The last time the Governors missed a game was on February 18, 2002 against Morehead State.
The Governors have won four of their last five games when they make 10 or more 3-pointers.
APSU has won five of its last six games, including three straight, when it recorded 10 or more steals.
Austin Peay State University ranks second in the ASUN in free throws made per game (13.1).
Durugordon leads the conference in offensive rebounds per game (2.62). Hutchins-Everett is third in offensive rebounds per game (2.38) and rebounds per game (6.8) and fourth in field goal percentage (.475).
A Governor has faced a prep teammate from an opposing team three times this season. Lindsey Wilson’s Copeland (F, Sr.) and Rodney Lewis (G, Jr.) attended Douglas County (Ga.) High School. Durugordon (G, R-So.) and Hutchins-Everett (C, So.), and Howard’s Bryce Harris attended Putnam (Conn.) Academy of Sciences. Durugordon and Hutchins-Everett faced Russel Tchewa (C, Jr.) of South Florida.
Austin Peay State University faced a pair of schools – Murray State and Tennessee – in back-to-back games that own two of the seven longest active home winning streaks in the country. Austin Peay State University traveled to Murray State on Dec. 16. The Racers have won 20 consecutive home games, which is their seventh. Austin Peay State University traveled to Tennessee on December 21st. The Volunteers have won 23 consecutive home games, which is their sixth.
Ware was named to the Greenlight Sunshine Slam All-Tournament Team on Nov. 23. In three games, Ware averaged 8.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game. He shot 60 percent overall (9-of-15) and from distance (3-of-5).
Austin Peay State University notched its first win in program history against South Florida and an American Athletic Conference opponent with a 62-60 win at South Florida on Nov. 17. It was the first win over a current AAC member since an 81-80 triumph at then-Conference USA-bound Memphis on Nov. 22, 2002.
Governors are represented by nine states – Tennessee (Kamarie Coffey, Codey Bates, Jacob Roberts), North Carolina (Stone-Carrawell, Ware), New York (Durugordon, Kelechi Okworogwo), New Jersey (Elijah Perkins, Rodrique Massenat), Texas ( Calderon), Maryland (Fauntleroy), Illinois (Robinson), Alabama (Nathan Moore) and Georgia (Copeland). Paez, from Venezuela, is the team’s only international player. Austin Peay has had a player from outside the United States on its roster every season since the 2013-14 season.
Austin Peay State University is:
- 5-1 when leading with five minutes to play
- 6-2 when leading with two minutes to play
- 5-0 when shooting a higher percentage of field goals than his opponent
- 5-2 when shooting 40 percent or better
- 6-2 when the opponent shoots below 50 percent
- 5-1 when rebounding the opponent 3-1 when making 10 or more 3-pointers
- 5-1 when taking more free throws than the opponent
- 4-1 when making 15 or more free throws
- 4-1 when registering more assists than the opponent
- 3-0 when recording 15 or more assists
- 3-0 when he scores more points in the paint than his opponent;
Austin Peay State University has won at least three straight games:
- At the Winfield Dunn Center
- The lead with two minutes to play is fine
- Shooting a higher field goal percentage than the opponent
- Outrunning her opponent
- By recording more offensive rebounds than the opponent
- Score more 3 points than the opponent
- Shooting 15 or more free throws
- Recording 15 or more assists
- By scoring more points on the bench than the opponent
- By scoring more points in the paint than his opponent
- By scoring more second chance points than the opponent
About Queens Royals
The Queens Royals are coming off an 82-73 win at Fairleigh Dickinson on Dec. 22. Five Queens players reached double figures. AJ McKee reached double figures for the 13th straight game, finishing with a season-high 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting. Kenny Dye added 19 points, five rebounds and nine assists in the game.
Kalib Mathews scored 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting while also swiping down three steals and blocking a career-high four shots. Gavin Rains scored 10 points and pulled down a team-high seven rebounds. BJ McLaurin reached double figures for the sixth game this season with 10 points, going 5-for-5 from the free throw line. Queens shot 51.8 percent (29 of 56) from the field.
Queens is 30-0 in the last two seasons when scoring at least 80 points.
On July 1, 2022, the Royals began a four-year transition from Division II to Division I as new members of the ASUN. Queens previously competed in the South Atlantic Conference since 2013 when it moved from the Conference Carolinas.
The Royals, who have won 16 straight at home, are 101-13 at Curry Arena in the last eight seasons, including a 4-0 mark this season.
Austin Peay State University and Queens are the two newcomers to the ASUN in 2022-2023 and face each other in the league opener on Thursday. For 59 seasons (1963-2022), the Governors were members of the Ohio Valley Conference.
Each team’s hometown — Clarksville, TN and Charlotte, NC — is nicknamed the Queen City.
Single-game tickets for any of the Governors’ remaining nine regular-season contests in their final season at the Dunn Center start at $10.00 and can be purchased:
- In person by visiting the SS&E office inside the Dunn Center
- By calling 931.221.PEAY (7329)