LEXINGTON, Ky. – For the first time in over 25 years, Austin Peay women’s basketball claimed a win against a Southeastern Conference team in the form of the University of Kentucky. The final score was 68-63 and served as the team’s first win of the season following losses to Trevecca Nazarene University and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
The last time the Govs beat an SEC team was against the University of Georgia in 1997.
Leading APSU in this victory was sophomore Anala Nelson. So far, Nelson has proven to be a power player for Austin Peay this season following ASUN All-Freshman honors last season. She was the first APSU women’s basketball player to receive conference honors since 2003, and she doesn’t appear to be stopping there.
In last night’s game, Nelson earned career highs in points scored (21) and free-throws (7). She also picked up eight rebounds and four assists. Her points alone made up nearly a third of the APSU’s total score. With her 21 points, she also scored the most points by a Governor this season, the most by a Gov since teammate Shamarre Hale earned 23 points against Eastern Kentucky University in March last season.
The Governors’ next game will put them up against Butler University on Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind.