Austin Peay (8-10, 4-3 OVC) was led by April Thomas’ 16 points and 12 rebounds.
In a low scoring and tightly played first half, neither team was able to build more than a four point lead. TSU carried a slight 25-23 advantage into the break.
Kendra Appling christened the second half with a triple from the top of the key to push TSU’s advantage to 28-23. The Lady Govs, however, responded with a 5-0 run to go ahead 33-28.
A lay-up by Tiffany Jackson ended nearly a three-minute Lady Tiger scoring drought and brought the score to 33-30 at the 14:52 mark.
With the Lady Tigers trailing 31-35, a jumper by Kendra Appling sparked a 10-0 run that gave TSU a 45-31 lead. APSU slowly climbed from behind and tied the game 43-43 with 6:29 on the clock.
Neither team would let up as both teams battled down the stretch.
With 11 seconds left on the clock and TSU holding a slight 54-52 lead, Meredith Stafford knocked down two crucial free-throws to ice the game.
Tigers return to action on Thursday night against