APSU went on the road to take on Murray State University in men’s basketball Saturday, Feb. 23, losing to the Racers 54-89. The Govs were behind throughout the entire game, and it showed in the final score. APSU’s leading scorer was Khalil Davis with 12 points, but the Govs shot 18 percent overall from three-point range, which was their lowest percentage of the year.
Murray State remained undefeated in conference play and look strong going into the final games of the year. The leading scorer in this big win for the Racers was Cameron Payne with 22 points on the night. Payne missed his first five shots, but then went 5-6.
The real story of this game was APSU’s shooting from the field. The Govs got some good looks in the first half, but they would not fall. The Racers shot 48 percent from the field and 50 percent from the three-point line, proving to be more than the Govs could handle.
APSU is currently tied for last place in the OVC with a record of 2-11, and have been officially eliminated from the OVC tournament.