Tigers hand Austin Peay first OVC loss, 76-74 OT
Sunday, January 16, 2011

Nashville, Tenn. - Wil Peters knocked down a floater in the paint, leaving two seconds on the clock, to help Tennessee State to a 76-74 overtime win against Austin Peay State in the White Out at the Gentry Center on Saturday.

At home in front of a crowd of nearly 6, 000, the Tigers (8-9, 5-2 OVC) pick up their second straight win giving the Governors (12-7, 6-1 OVC) their first loss in conference play this season while snapping APSU's six-game win streak.

Peters finished with 16 points, scoring seven of TSU's 11 points in overtime. He tied a career-high nine assists shooting 6-of-9 from the floor while hauling in a season high seven rebounds.

Kenny Moore and Robert Covington each recorded a double-double. Moore led the Tigers in scoring with 20 points, posting 16 in the first half, to go with 10 boards.

Covington finished with 13 points and 14 rebounds hitting 5-of-10 from the floor. Patrick Miller added 15 points, making 7-of-11, scoring 11 points in the second.

TSU shot 48 percent overall, including 5-of-7 (71%) in overtime, and dominated APSU on the glass, 52-35.

The Tigers held their largest lead in the first half, 28-12, with 6:04 on the clock with Moore contributing 12 points. The Governors responded outscoring TSU 11-6, but still trailed at the break, 34-28.

For APSU, Tyshwan Edmondson tied a career-high with a game best, 33 points, hitting 7-of-14 from the outside.  Melvin Baker shot 6-of-12 chipping in 14 points. Josh Terry and Caleb Brown each added nine points with Brown serving the team high six assists.

The Governors shot 40 percent from the field and outscored TSU in the paint, 34-32.

In a game that experienced 10 ties and seven lead changes, APSU grabbed their largest lead of the night after an Edmondson three-pointer, 61-54, with 3:25 remaining. With TSU trailing 65-60, Miller knocked down a three-pointer and Moore tipped it in to tie it up after APSU's Terry missed the one-and-one with 26 seconds left.

Moore's shot tied the game up at 65 with Brown missing a three-point shot as time expired for APSU. In overtime, TSU opened a six-point lead but Edmondson tied it up for the Govs with a three-point basket followed by two free throws on the next possession.

With 43 seconds left, Peters answered for TSU and APSU's Melvin Baker replied to knot the score at 74. Peters grabbed the ball on the inbound and went the distance for the win. APSU's last second shot fell off the mark.

The Tigers will continue OVC play at home when they host Jacksonville State at the Gentry Center. The match-up is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 p.m.