Austin Peay (5-16, 2-10 OVC) out-rebounded
Austin Peay scored the first seven points of the second half to go ahead 36-32 but TSU posted the next four points to even the score 36-36. The game was played very close until the Lady Tigers managed to create a little distance at the 8:48 mark (57-47). Two more made buckets stretched the TSU lead to 61-47.
TSU had an 11-point lead (68-57) with 1:13 left in the game but Austin Peay would not go away. The Lady Govs outscored the Lady Tigers 15-6 to cut the deficit to two points (72-74). With two seconds left on the clock Austin Peay had the ball but was not able to get a shot off.
Four Lady Tigers posted double-figures for
Janay Armstrong led Austin Peay with 26 points in addition to 11 rebounds. April Thomas also recorded a double-double with 16 points and 12 boards.
The Lady Tigers return to action on Thursday, Jan. 7 at UT-Martin. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at Skyhawk Arena.