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UT Martin Skyhawks (20-15)


4 wins in 4: Austin Peay beats UT Martin 83-73 for OVC title

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Dave Loos gasped when senior Chris Horton went down with a sprained left ankle late in the first half.

Turns out the veteran coach needn't have worried. His Austin Peay Governors had come too far to let injury or playing their fourth game in as many days stop them.

Freshman Jared Savage scored 24 points, hitting 8 of 14 from 3, as Austin Peay upset No. 2 seed UT Martin 83-73 Saturday night in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship earning an automatic NCAA Tournament berth.

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Leaders
Points: T. Howard15.6
Rebounds: T. Howard7.0
Assists: T. Howard2.4
FG%: T. Howard45.2%
FT%: M. Taylor78.8%
3P%: A. Anderson36.0%
Steals: K. Edwards1.5
Blocks: M. Taylor0.6
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas33-5
2 Michigan State29-6
3 North Carolina33-7
4 Virginia29-8
5 Oregon31-7
6 Villanova35-5
7 Oklahoma29-8
8 West Virginia26-9
9 Xavier28-6
10 Miami (FL)27-8
10 Kentucky27-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova35-5
2 North Carolina33-7
3 Kansas33-5
4 Oklahoma29-8
5 Virginia29-8
6 Oregon31-7
7 Michigan State29-6
8 Miami (FL)27-8
9 Indiana27-8
10 Syracuse23-14
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Ohio Valley Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
East
Belmont 12-4 20-12
Tennessee State 11-5 20-11
Morehead State 11-5 23-14
Tennessee Tech 11-5 19-12
Eastern Kentucky 6-10 15-16
Jacksonville State 4-12 8-23
West
UT Martin 10-6 20-15
Murray State 10-6 17-14
Eastern Illinois 9-7 13-17
Austin Peay 7-9 18-18
SIUE 3-13 6-22
Southeast Missouri State 2-14 5-24
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 73.0 (180)
Rebounds: 10.6 (186)
Assists: 12.1 (264)
FG%: 44.4% (166)
FT%: 70.9% (136)
3P%: 34.7% (171)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 71.3 (159)
Rebounds: 25.9 (128)
Assists: 14.1 (246)
FG%: 43.1% (151)
FT%: 70.8% (232)
3P%: 34.0% (150)
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