Austin Peay vs. Murray State: Full Game Preview

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Austin Peay vs. Murray State: Full Game Preview
Austin Peay
(5-17, 0-9 away)
Murray State
(15-5, 7-3 home)
Venue: CFSB Center
1:00PM ET / 10:00AM PT, February 02, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Austin Peay T Betran 17.4 C Horton 6.5 T Betran 2.9
Murray State I Canaan 21.1 E Daniel 11.0 I Canaan 4.1

Murray State welcomes Austin Peay to CFSB Center on Saturday. It gets started at 1:00 EST and it can be seen on ESPN U. The Racers beat the Governors 71-68 on January 12th and are 6-4 against them over the last four years.

Murray State is 2nd in the conference and Austin Peay is 12th. Both teams continue to jockey for position.

The Racers fell 65-64 to Jacksonville State on January 26th. Isaiah Canaan finished with 20 points in the loss. He contributes a team-leading 21.1 points per game, 4.1 assists per game, and 1.5 steals per game. The Governors were defeated by Tennessee Tech 70-52 on January 26th despite 13 points and 5 rebounds from Will Triggs. He contributes 5.0 rebounds per game in addition to his 12.6 points per game.

Austin Peay StatSmack

  • Murray State is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Murray State is 198 lbs compared to 191 lbs for Austin Peay.
  • We make our fans proud. Murray State has a better record at home than Austin Peay this season (6-2 vs 4-5).
  • We just win. Murray State has more wins over the last 5 years than Austin Peay (137 vs 97).
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Murray State has a stronger schedule than Austin Peay this season (SOS Rank: #238 vs #290).
  • It's only wins and losses, but Murray State has a better overall record than Austin Peay this season (15-5 vs 5-17).
  • Murray State is better at defending the three (29.9% allowed vs 33.7% allowed) than Austin Peay this season.
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Murray State has come back to win after being down at half against Austin Peay 5 times since 1999.
  • Boom! Murray State defeated Austin Peay by 3 points the last time they played (Jan 12, 2013).
  • The Murray State scoring leader (Isaiah Canaan) has more points than the Austin Peay scoring leader (Travis Betran).
  • AP voters think more highly of Murray State and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Austin Peay (14 vs 0).
APSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Travis Betran 34 17 2 3 1 0 3
C A. Campbell 31 14 5 2 1 0 2
C- Will Triggs 29 13 5 2 1 1 3
C- Chris Horton 24 8 6 1 1 3 2
D Jeremy Purvis 29 4 2 3 1 0 2
D Chris Freeman 18 6 5 1 0 1 1
D- Corey Arentsen 13 4 2 1 1 0 1
F A.J. Lynch 16 3 1 2 0 0 2
F Matt Hasse 7 1 1 1 0 0 0
F Herdie Lawrence 10 2 1 1 0 0 2
F Preston Herring 6 2 1 0 0 0 1
F Kevin Covington 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
F Thomas Greer 8 1 1 1 0 0 1
F Jerome Clyburn 8 1 1 0 1 0 1
F Joe Harms 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
MURRAY Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Isaiah Canaan 35 21 4 4 1 0 3
B+ Ed Daniel 30 14 11 1 1 2 2
B- Stacy Wilson 30 13 5 3 1 0 3
C Dexter Fields 27 7 2 1 1 0 1
C Brandon Garrett 25 6 5 1 1 0 2
C- Jeffrey Moss 20 4 2 1 0 0 1
D+ LaTreze Mushatt 13 3 3 0 0 0 1
D+ Terron Gilmore 10 2 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Zay Henderson 7 1 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Erik McCree 10 2 2 0 0 0 1
D+ Tyler Rambo 8 2 1 0 0 0 1
D C.J. Ford 9 1 1 1 1 0 1
D- Jordan Burge 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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