2012-2013 Season Preview: Austin Peay

Filed under Season Preview on November 7th, 2012
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Austin Peay basketball gets the 2012-2013 season underway on November 9 in Clarksville against Samford. The Governors have assembled a squad that hopes to match last season's team. They will be replacing 61% of last season's minutes with the expected contributions of four incoming freshmen.

Austin Peay will see the largest deficiency on offense, where the team lost 73.3% of their three-point shooting. That's followed closely by steals, where they lost another massive 70.4% of last season's numbers.

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Austin Peay played to a final overall record of 12-19 last season and placed 6th in the Ohio Valley regular season with a conference record of 8-8. In postseason play, the Governors lost to Jacksonville State 75-70 in the Ohio Valley tournament. Austin Peay lost last year's seniors TyShwan Edmondson (31 minutes per game), Josh Terry (30 MPG), John Fraley (29 MPG), and Melvin Baker (26 MPG). The Governors will also go without Justin Blake (12 MPG) and Alton Williams (8 MPG), who left the team.

Returning for the Governors are senior Jerome Clyburn (6.3 points/game), junior Will Triggs (6.2 points/game), senior Anthony Campbell (4.6 points/game), sophomore Herdie Lawrence (1.5 assists/game), and sophomore Chris Freeman (3.0 points/game).

Freshmen joining the Governors include 6-8 Chris Horton, 6-5 Corey Arentsen, 6-7 Preston Herring, and 6-2 A.J. Lynch. Also joining the team is 6-3 junior Travis Betran.

The Governors will face one AP preseason Top 25 opponent, at #17 Memphis on December 8th. Austin Peay opens Ohio Valley play on January 3rd at Southeast Missouri State.

Season Preview Notes:
  • Since 2002, Austin Peay has an overall winning percentage of 57.8%.
  • The Governors have an average conference finish of 2.8 over the last 5 seasons. Over the past 16 the team has an average finish of 2.9.
  • The average final RPI (last year) of opponents on this year's schedule is 195.4.
  • This year's opponent with the highest RPI from last year is Memphis (#20).
  • This year's opponent with the lowest RPI from last year is Tennessee-Martin (#326).
  • The last time Austin Peay returned less than 34% of the team's statistical production was 2001-2002.

Tags: TyShwan Edmondson, Josh Terry, John Fraley, Melvin Baker, Justin Blake, Alton Williams, Jerome Clyburn, Will Triggs, Anthony Campbell, Herdie Lawrence, Chris Freeman, Chris Horton, Cory Arentsen, Preston Herring, A.J. Lynch, Travis Betran

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Ohio Valley Standings

OverallConf
1 Belmont 26-10 14-2
2 Murray State 23-11 13-3
3 EKU 24-10 11-5
4 Morehead State 20-14 10-6
5 Tennessee Tech 17-16 9-7
6 SE 18-14 8-8
7 EIU 11-19 7-9
7 SIUE 11-20 7-9
 9Austin Peay 12-18 6-10
10 JSU 10-21 4-12
10 Tennessee State 5-25 4-12
12 UTM 8-23 3-13
Last updated: Apr 10th, 2014

2013-2014 Roster

#20 Cory Arentsen So G 6-5 185
#4 Travis Betran Sr G 6-3 185
#24 Ed Dyson Jr F 6-4 190
#15 Chris Freeman Jr F 6-6 205
#1 Fred Garmon Jr G 5-11 175
#11 Thomas Greer Jr G 6-5 180
#21 Preston Herring So F 6-7 180
#5 Chris Horton So C/F 6-8 195
#25 Josh Ledbetter Fr F 6-6 200
#23 Serigne Mboup So F/C 6-7 190
#12 Jeremy Purvis Sr G 5-10 150
#22 Demarius Smith Jr G 6-2 190
#10 Will Triggs Sr F 6-6 230
#2 Zavion Williams So G 5-10 170