Southeast Comes up Short at Austin Peay
Jan 24, 2004
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Adrian Henning scored 16 points to help Austin Peay hold on for a 54-52 victory over Southeast Missouri on Saturday.
Austin Peay (10-7, 7-0 Ohio Valley Conference) is off to its best start ever in the conference, and managed to get there despite scoring just three points in the final 5:43 against the Indians (9-8, 2-4).
Southeast Missouri rallied from 51-40 down to within a point at 53-52 on Brett Hale's jumper with 33 seconds left.
After one free throw by Austin Peay's Corey Gipson, Southeast Missouri had a chance to tie or win with 19 seconds left. But the Governors jumped into a half-court trap and the Indians never even got off a shot.
Southeast Missouri led by as many as seven in the first half and 29-28 at halftime.
Austin Peay took the lead for good with the first two points of the second half on a pair of free throws by Henning.
The Governors' only other player in double figures was Anthony Davis with 13.
Brandon Griffin had 16 points and Hale finished with 14 for Southeast