Austin Peay Governors basketball
|Austin Peay Governors|
|University||Austin Peay State University|
|Head coach||Dave Loos (25th year)|
Red and White
|NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1973, 1974, 1987, 1996, 2003, 2008|
|Conference tournament champions|
|1987, 1996, 2003, 2008|
|Conference regular season champions|
|1973, 1974, 1977, 1997, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008|
The Austin Peay Governors basketball team is the basketball team that represent Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. The school's team currently competes in the Ohio Valley Conference. The team's most recent appearance in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament was in 2008. The Governors are currently coached by Dave Loos.
The Governors main rival is Murray State University. The two schools are separated by 65 miles and consistently vie for the Ohio Valley Conference championship. ESPN The Magazine featured the Austin Peay–Murray State rivalry in a February 2009 issue.
NCAA Tournament results
The Governors have appeared in six NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 2–7.
Regional Third Place Game
L 106–100 OT
|1974||First Round||Notre Dame||L 108–66|
L 90–87 OT
|1996||First Round||Georgia Tech||L 90–79|
|2003||First Round||Louisville||L 86–64|
|2008||First Round||Texas||L 74–54|
The Governors have appeared in two National Invitation Tournaments. Their combined record is 1–2.
|2007||First Round||Air Force||L 75–51|
The Governors have appeared in one College Basketball Invitational. Their combined record is 0–1.
|2011||First Round||Boise State||L 83–80|
The Governors have appeared in one CollegeInsider.com Tournament. Their combined record is 0–1.
|2009||First Round||Bradley||L 81–74|
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