NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State could not snap Austin Peay's unbeaten streak in the Ohio Valley Conference as the visiting Govs pulled away down the stretch for a 65-54 victory Thursday night in the Gentry Center.
The Tigers (4-13, 3-4) played the Govs close, but APSU took advantage of a pair of key turnovers to stretch its lead on the way to a ninth straight victory. The Govs improved to 12-7 and 9-0, seven of the OVC victories coming on the road.
"We made a couple of key turnovers and we have to learn to be mentally tough," said TSU head coach Cy Alexander. "We still have to learn that we have to play a complete forty minutes."
The Tigers trailed 26-23 at halftime and were down 43-40 when APSU made a run to make the score 58-47 with 4:12 remaining. The final margin of 11 points matched the Govs' biggest lead.
Freshman Price led TSU with 23 points, 15 coming from the free throw line. Adrian Pritchett scored 10 for the only other TSU player to be in double figures.
Anthony Davis led the Govs with 19 points while Adrian Henning scored 15. Josh Lewis had six blocked shots and nine rebounds to lead APSU's defense.
The Tigers close their four-game homestand Saturday against Tennessee Tech.