Nashville, Tenn. - Tennessee State University basketball players, Wil Peters and Kenny Moore were tagged with Ohio Valley Conference weekly honors for their performance in TSU's upset over rival Austin Peay.
The Tigers defeated the Governors live on ESPNU last Saturday with a, 76-74, overtime victory. The win ended APSU's six-game win streak and gave them their first conference loss of the season.
Peters was named the Adidas OVC Player of the Week after scoring 16 points, including the game-winning shot in overtime. The former walk-on and Nashville, Tenn. native hit 6-of-9 shots, grabbed a season-high seven rebounds, tied a career-high nine assists, and had a steal in the victory. The redshirt junior receives his first OVC weekly honor of his career and is the second Tiger named player of the week this season (Robert Covington - 12/27).
After the Tigers overcame a seven-point deﬁcit with 1:18 to play in regulation, Peters started the extra period by assisting on the ﬁrst bucket, as TSU would not trail again. Peters then hit his only three-pointer of the game to put TSU up six.
With the score tied at 72, Peters hit a jumper in the lane to put Big Blue up two points with 43 seconds to go. After the Govs tied the game on the next possession, Peters made the same play with another one-on-one move, this time with two seconds left to seal the victory. Overall in the extra period, Peters accounted for seven of the Tigers' 11 points.
Currently, Peters is averaging 11.1 points and a team-high 4.4 assists per game.
Moore was voted the Adidas OVC Co-Newcomer of the Week after help leading the Tigers with his fourth double-double of the year. He scored a team high, 20 points, and grabbed 10 rebounds in the nationally-televised game. It is his third newcomer selection this season sharing it this week with former junior college teammate, Austin Peay's Tyshwan Edmondson.
The junior transfer from Midland College and Philadelphia, Pa. native also had two assists and two steals. Moore scored 16 points in the ﬁrst half as TSU built a 16-point lead. At the end of regulation, Moore had the tip-in from his miss that tied the score with 16 seconds left and forced the extra period.
Moore leads TSU in points (14.6 ppg), rebounds (7.6 rpg) and three-point percentage (.492).
Next up, the Tigers will host Jacksonville State on Thursday, Jan. 20, at the Gentry Center. The OVC match-up is slated for a 7:30 p.m. tip-off.