Austin Peay Governors men's basketball

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Austin Peay Governors
2016–17 Austin Peay Governors basketball team
Austin Peay Athletics logo.svg
University Austin Peay State University
Conference OVC
Location Clarksville, TN
Head coach Matt Figger
Arena Dunn Center
(Capacity: 7,257)
Nickname Governors
Colors Red and White[1]
         
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1973*
NCAA Tournament second round
1973*, 1987
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.[2]

Rivalries[edit]

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.[3]

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Division I Tournament results[edit]

The Governors have appeared in the NCAA Division I Tournament seven times. Their combined record is 2–8.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1973 Round of 25
Sweet Sixteen
Regional Third Place Game
Jacksonville
Kentucky
Marquette
W 77–75
L 100–106 OT
L 73–88
1974 Round of 25 Notre Dame L 66–108
1987 Round of 64
Round of 32
Illinois
Providence
W 68–67
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[edit]

The Governors have appeared in the NCAA Division II Tournament four times. Their combined record is 3–6.

Year Round Opponent Result
1958 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Akron
Wabash
L 61–76
L 69–72
1960 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Belmont Abbey
Kentucky Wesleyan
W 74–63
L 69–83
1961 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Chattanooga
Belmont Abbey
Mount St. Mary's
W 77–69
W 70–63
L 78–96
1963 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Tennessee State
Bellarmine
L 94–119
L 86–96

NIT results[edit]

The Governors have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) two times. Their combined record is 1–2.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2004 Opening Round
First Round
Belmont
George Mason
W 66–60
L 100–106
2007 First Round Air Force L 51–75

CBI results[edit]

The Governors have appeared in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) one time. Their record is 0–1.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2011 First Round Boise State L 80–83

CIT results[edit]

The Governors have appeared in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) one time. Their record is 0–1.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2009 First Round Bradley L 74–81

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Austin Peay Governors - APSU Athletics Digital & Local Style Guide". APSU Athletics. Retrieved 2016-04-03. 
  2. ^ "OVC all-time wins leader Dave Loos to retire" (Press release). Austin Peay Athletics. March 2, 2017. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  3. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/story?id=3865828

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