Recap: Austin Peay vs. SIU Edwardsville
Clarksville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Rozell Nunn and Donivine Stewart each netted 17 points as the SIU Edwardsville Cougars easily handled the Austin Peay Governors, 83-68, in an Ohio Valley Conference clash at the Dunn Center.
Nunn added seven rebounds to his stat line, and Stewart chipped in five boards and five assists for SIUE (11-16, 7-6 OVC). Christian Salecich came off the bench to score 10 points in the win, which was the third in four games for the Cougars.
Travis Betran tallied 19 points on 4-of-16 shooting, and hit a perfect 10- of-10 from the free-throw line for Austin Peay (11-15, 5-7). Ed Dyson contributed 14 points, Zavion Williams added 11 and Chris Horton notched a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds in the losing effort. The Governors have lost two of their last three games.
SIU Edwardsville netted 50 percent of its field goal attempts in the first half, including 3-of-10 from 3-point range, and took a 36-31 lead into the break. Austin Peay connected on 40 percent of its shots, and outscored the Cougars, 10-5, from the free-throw line in the frame.
The Cougars came out even hotter in the second half, hitting 66.7 percent of their shots, including 4-of-5 from deep, and 15-of-18 from the charity stripe. The Governors slightly improved in the second period, netting 42.3 percent of their attempts, but failed to make any headway into the lead.
SIUE had the advantage in rebounding, 37-21, and in bench points, 23-10. Austin Peay won the battle in points off turnovers, 18-7.Game Notes