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Analysis: Men’s basketball struggled against resurging Austin Peay

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

March 6, 2020

EVANSVILLE,IND- Easterns men’s basketball team dug themselves into a deep 19-2 hole to begin the first half against Austin Peay and failed to recover until late in the second half. That and the Governors keying in on juniors Mack Smith and Josiah Wallace helped them win 76-65 in a game that the...

Eastern loses 76-65 to Austin Peay in the quarterfinals, season ends

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

March 6, 2020

It seemed like, from the tip, that Austin Peay had a clear vendetta against the Eastern men’s basketball team. It seemed like the Governors took out all their anger of losing 83-80 to Eastern in Lantz Arena Feb. 22 Thursday night. “That’s what I was just saying with some other people, I felt like it was a rev...

Eastern, Austin Peay clash in quarterfinals Thursday night

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

March 5, 2020

If recent history is any indication, Eastern’s men’s basketball team and Austin Peay should put on a great show Thursday evening in the quarterfinals of the OVC Tournament. Eastern lost by four points on the road to the Governors, but the Panthers beat Austin Peay a couple weeks later in Lantz Arena ...

Analysis: Eastern made important plays in win

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

February 23, 2020

It looked like a heavyweight boxing match between top contenders, with one team landing a blow as the other returned the favor just seconds after. Eastern head coach Matt Bollant certainly thought so, likening the women’s basketball team’s 73-72 victory over Austin Peay Feb. 22 to a bout in...

Panthers show OVC tournament potential

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

February 23, 2020

The Eastern men’s basketball team squared off with Austin Peay on Saturday at Lantz Arena, and the Governors came with two of the top scorers in the conference, junior Terry Taylor and freshman Jordyn Adams. The duo brought a combined eight OVC Player of the Week and eight OVC Freshman of the...

Litwiller makes free throws late to give women’s basketball team win over Austin Peay

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

February 23, 2020

With 1.6 seconds left on the clock, freshman Morgan Litwiller hit two free throws after being fouled on a second-chance opportunity to put Eastern (17-10, 11-5 OVC) ahead by one and collect a 73-72 win over Austin Peay (16-11, 7-9 OVC) at Lantz Arena Saturday on senior day. Litwiller went to the l...

Men’s basketball team completes sweep of top OVC teams, defeats Austin Peay 83-80

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

February 22, 2020

Eastern’s men’s basketball team flipped the script on the momentum of their OVC tournament chances for the second straight game.  Eastern defeated first-place Austin Peay in an 83-80 overtime win Saturday, which was also senior day. “Murray and Austin Peay are like hometown games to me,” se...

Men’s basketball falls late to Austin Peay, now 0-6 in road OVC games

Vince Lovergine, Men's Basketball Reporter

February 1, 2020

It seems evident that the Eastern men’s basketball team struggles away from home, but these last two games would say otherwise based on their performances. Eastern is now only 3-10 on the road, after coming up short in the final seconds against Austin Peay Saturday, 68-64. The Panthers found the...

Women’s basketball prepared for Murray State, Austin Peay in road conference games

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Grace McRae tries to get a layup attempt off as two defenders sandwich her in the post. Eastern lost to Southeast Missouri 77-65 Jan. 25 in Lantz Arena.

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2020

On paper the Eastern women’s basketball team (5-3 OVC) looks like it should be headed into a weekend where it can pick up wins against two opponents in Murray State and Austin Peay, who both have 2-6 conference records. That’s on paper at least. The reality behind the paper tells a different stor...

Austin Peay on the brink of winning OVC

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Dylan Hughes returns a kickoff for 20 yards in Eastern’s 26-12 loss against Southeast Missouri on Nov. 16th at O’Brien Field.

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

November 20, 2019

The final week of the Ohio Valley Conference football season has arrived and all Austin Peay (8-3, 6-1 OVC) has to do to win the conference is beat last place Eastern (1-10, 1-6 OVC). Yes, the cards are in the Governors favor: beat Eastern on Saturday and secure an OVC championship and FCS tournament...

Panthers to play final road trip of 2019

Panthers to play final road trip of 2019

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

October 30, 2019

A pair of familiar foes await the Eastern volleyball team on its final road trip of the season. The Panthers will travel to play Austin Peay on Friday and Murray State on Saturday. Both teams visited Eastern on Sept. 28 and 29 on the very first weekend of conference play. These rematches will be t...

Austin Peay is the team to beat in OVC

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Runningback Jaelin Benefield avoids a tackle and breaks through the offensive line in Eastern’s 16-6 loss against Indiana State at Memorial Stadium.

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

October 16, 2019

Austin Peay might have, at least for now, solidified itself as the team to chase in the Ohio Valley Conference after beating Southeast Missouri 28-24 Saturday, moving to 2-0 in conference play. It is not just Austin Peay’s beating of the Redhawks by four points that puts them in this position, but rath...

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