Austin Peay cruises to 92-76 victory over Morehead State
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Terry Taylor scored 23 points on 9-of-11 shooting, Dayton Gumm scored 21 and Averyl Ugba added his sixth double-double of the season to guide Austin Peay to a 92-76 victory over Morehead State on Saturday night.
Ugba finished with 18 points and a season-high 15 rebounds for the Governors (12-10, 7-3 Ohio Valley Conference), who at 11-2 are off to their best start at home since the 2010-11 season. The win ended a four-game skid against the Eagles (6-15, 2-8). Austin Peay has already topped last season's win total and matched last season's conference victories.
Morehead State led just once at 3-0 on Lamontray Harris' 3-point play 30 seconds into the game. A layup by Taylor and Chris Porter-Bunton's 3-point play gave the Governors the lead and it grew to 49-25 by halftime. Tre' Ivory's 3-pointer 90 seconds into the second half gave the Governors their largest lead of the game 54-26.
Djimon Henson paced the Eagles with 16 points, while A.J. Hicks scored 15.
The two teams were whistled for 62 fouls and combined to shoot 75 free throws.
Updated January 27, 2018