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The Austin Peay Governors basketball team is the men's basketball team that represents Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. The school's team currently competes in the Ohio Valley Conference. The team's most recent appearance in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament to date was in 2016, making the field of 68 by virtue of having won the 2016 Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament. The Governors' head coach is Matt Figger, following the retirement of Dave Loos at the end of the 2016–17 season.[2]

Austin Peay Governors
2019–20 Austin Peay Governors basketball team
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UniversityAustin Peay State University
Head coachMatt Figger (2nd season)
ConferenceOhio Valley
LocationClarksville, Tennessee
ArenaDunn Center
(Capacity: 7,257)
NicknameGovernors and Lady Govs
ColorsRed and White[1]
         
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1973*
NCAA Tournament Second round
1973*, 1987
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1973*, 1974, 1987, 1996, 2003, 2008, 2016
*vacated by NCAA
Conference Tournament Champions
1987, 1996, 2003, 2008, 2016
Conference Regular Season Champions
1973, 1974, 1977, 1997, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008

RivalriesEdit

The Governors' main rival is Murray State University. The two schools are separated by about 65 miles (105 km) and consistently vie for the Ohio Valley Conference championships. ESPN The Magazine featured the Austin Peay–Murray State rivalry in a February 2009 issue.[3]

Year-by-year ResultsEdit

Year Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
1942–43 Fred Brown 9–10
1943–44 WWII n/a
1944–45 WWII n/a
1945–46 Bee Low 2–19
1946–47 David Aaron 23–5
1947–48 David Aaron 16–9
1948–49 David Aaron 17–13
1949–50 David Aaron 14–11
1950–51 David Aaron 13–12
1951–52 David Aaron 11–17
1952–53 David Aaron 14–12
1953–54 David Aaron 14–13
1954–55 David Aaron 7–17
1955–56 David Aaron 16–11
1956–57 David Aaron 24–9
1957–58 David Aaron 17–9
1958–59 David Aaron 17–9
1959–60 David Aaron 22–5
1960–61 David Aaron 22–9 (9–1) VSAC
1961–62 David Aaron 14–12 (8–2) VSAC
1962–63 George Fisher 18–11 (9–1) VSAC
1963–64 George Fisher 14–9 (7–7) OVC
1964–65 George Fisher 4–17 (2–12) OVC
1965–66 George Fisher 7–14 (3–11) OVC
1966–67 George Fisher 14–9 (7–7) OVC
1967–68 George Fisher 8–16 (4–10) OVC
1968–69 George Fisher 10–14 (3–11) OVC
1969–70 George Fisher 5–21 -12) OVC2
1970–71 George Fisher 10–14 -9) OVC5
1971–72 Lake Kelly 10–14 -9) OVC5
1972–73 Lake Kelly 22–7 1–3) OVC1 Lost Regional Semifinal
1973–74 Lake Kelly 17–10 0–4) OVC1 Lost First Round
1974–75 Lake Kelly 17–10 0–4) OVC1
1975–76 Lake Kelly 20–7 0–4) OVC1
1976–77 Lake Kelly 24–4 3–1) OVC1
1977–78 Ed Thompson 15–12 -6) OVC8
1978–79 Ed Thompson 8–18 -9) OVC3
1979–80 Ron Bargatze 8–18 -10) OVC2
1980–81 Ron Bargatze 14–13 -7) OVC7
1981–82 Ron Bargatze 6–20 -12) OVC4
1982–83 Ron Bargatze 11–16 -10) OVC4
1983–84 Howard Jackson 11–16 -9) OVC5
1984–85 Howard Jackson 8–19 -10) OVC4
1985–86 Lake Kelly 14–14 -6) OVC8
1986–87 Lake Kelly 20–12 OVC8 Lost Second Round
1987–88 Lake Kelly 17–13
1988–89 Lake Kelly 18–12 OVC8
1989–90 Lake Kelly 10–19 (2–10) OVC
1990–91 ve Loosa 15–14 -145 (6–6) OVC
1991–92 Dave Loos 11–17 (6–8) OVC
1992–93 Dave Loos 7–20 (4–12) OVC
1993–94 Dave Loos 11–16 (10–6) OVC
1994–95 Dave Loos 13–16 (8–8) OVC
1995–96 Dave Loos 19–11 (10–6) OVC st First Roundo
1996–97 Dave Loos 17–14 (12–6) OVC
1997–98 Dave Loos 17–11 (11–7) OVC
1998–99 Dave Loos -161 (9–9) OVC
1999-00 Dave Loos 18–10 (11–7) OVC
2000–01 Dave Loos 22–10 (10–6) OVC
2001–02 Dave Loos -184 (8–8) OVC
2002–03 Dave Loos 23–8 (13–3) OVC Lost First Round
2003–04 Dave Loos 22–10 6–0) OVC1
2004–05 Dave Loos 13–19 (9–7) OVC
05-060 Dave Loos 17–14 (11–9) OVC
2006–07 Dave Loos 21–12 (16–4) OVC
2007–08 Dave Loos 24–11 (16–4) OVC Lost First Round
2008–09 Dave Loos 19–14 (13–5) OVC
2009–10 Dave Loos 17–15 (11–7) OVC
2010–11 Dave Loos 20–14 (13–5) OVC
11–120 Dave Loos 12–20 (8–8) OVC
2012–13 Dave Loos 8–23 (4–12) OVC
2013–14 Dave Loos 12–18 (6–10) OVC
2014–15 Dave Loos 8–22 (3–13) OVC
2015–16 Dave Loos 18–18 (7–9) OVC Lost First Round
2016–17 Dave Loos 11–19 (7–9) OVC
2017–18 Matt Figger 19–15 (12–6) OVC
2018–19 Matt Figger 22–10 (13–5) OVC

PostseasonEdit

NCAA Division I Tournament resultsEdit

The Governors have appeared in the NCAA Division I Tournament seven times. Their combined record is 2–8.

Year Round Opponent Result
1973 Regional Quarterfinals
Regional Semifinals
Mideast Regional Third Place
Jacksonville
Kentucky
Marquette
W 77–75
L 100–106 OT
L 73–88
1974 Regional Quarterfinals Notre Dame L 66–108
1987 First Round
Second Round
Illinois
Providence
W 68–67
L 87–90 OT
1996 First Round Georgia Tech L 79–90
2003 First Round Louisville L 64–86
2008 First Round Texas L 54–74
2016 First Round Kansas L 79–105

NCAA Division II tournament resultsEdit

The Governors have appeared in the NCAA Division II Tournament four times. Their combined record is 3–6.

Year Round Opponent Result
1958 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Akron
Wabash
L 61–76
L 69–72
1960 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Belmont Abbey
Kentucky Wesleyan
W 74–63
L 69–83
1961 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Chattanooga
Belmont Abbey
Mount St. Mary's
W 77–69
W 70–63
L 78–96
1963 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Tennessee State
Bellarmine
L 94–119
L 86–96

NIT resultsEdit

The Governors have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) two times. Their combined record is 1–2.

Year Round Opponent Result
2004 Opening Round
First Round
Belmont
George Mason
W 66–60
L 100–106
2007 First Round Air Force L 51–75

CBI resultsEdit

The Governors have appeared in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) one time. Their record is 0–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2011 First Round Boise State L 80–83

CIT resultsEdit

The Governors have appeared in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) two times. Their combined record is 1–2.

Year Round Opponent Result
2009 First Round Bradley L 74–81
2018 First Round
Quarterfinals
Louisiana–Monroe
UIC
W 80–66
L 81–83

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "APSU Athletics Digital & Local Style Guide". January 5, 2015. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  2. ^ "OVC all-time wins leader Dave Loos to retire" (Press release). Austin Peay Athletics. March 2, 2017. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  3. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/story?id=3865828

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