Austin Peay Governors men's basketball
|Austin Peay Governors|
|University||Austin Peay State University|
|Head coach||Matt Figger|
|Colors||Red and White
|NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen|
|NCAA Tournament second round|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1973*, 1974, 1987, 1996, 2003, 2008, 2016
*vacated by NCAA
|Conference tournament champions|
|1987, 1996, 2003, 2008, 2016|
|Conference regular season champions|
|1973, 1974, 1977, 1997, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008|
The Austin Peay Governors basketball team is the men's basketball team that represents 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 to date was in 2016, making the field of 68 by virtue of having won the 2016 Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament. The Governors' head coach is Matt Figger, following the retirement of Dave Loos at the end of the 2016–17 season.
The Governors' main rival is Murray State University. The two schools are separated by about 65 miles (105 km) and consistently vie for the Ohio Valley Conference championships. ESPN The Magazine featured the Austin Peay–Murray State rivalry in a February 2009 issue.
NCAA Division I Tournament results
The Governors have appeared in the NCAA Division I Tournament seven times. Their combined record is 2–8.
|1973||Round of 25
Regional Third Place Game
L 100–106 OT
|1974||Round of 25||Notre Dame||L 66–108|
|1987||Round of 64
Round of 32
L 87–90 OT
|1996||Round of 64||Georgia Tech||L 79–90|
|2003||Round of 64||Louisville||L 64–86|
|2008||Round of 64||Texas||L 54–74|
|2016||Round of 64||Kansas||L 79–105|
NCAA Division II tournament results
The Governors have appeared in the NCAA Division II Tournament four times. Their combined record is 3–6.
Regional 3rd Place Game
Mount St. Mary's
Regional 3rd Place Game
The Governors have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) two times. Their combined record is 1–2.
|2007||First Round||Air Force||L 51–75|
The Governors have appeared in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) one time. Their record is 0–1.
|2011||First Round||Boise State||L 80–83|
The Governors have appeared in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) one time. Their record is 0–1.
|2009||First Round||Bradley||L 74–81|
- "Austin Peay Governors - APSU Athletics Digital & Local Style Guide". APSU Athletics. Retrieved 2016-04-03.
- "OVC all-time wins leader Dave Loos to retire" (Press release). Austin Peay Athletics. March 2, 2017. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
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