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So if you check back to my weekend Final Word I said I’m trying to remain patient with the Governors, who are winless on the season.

And I’m still trying to do so. Remember, when I ranked the schedules, Austin Peay’s was rated as the toughest non-conference schedule.

But they’re still making it really, really hard.

But if you’ve written off the Govs after 4 losses, you’re going to find yourself surprised when OVC play begins.

Mark my words, the Governors will make a run, and will be a top 4 team in the conference.

Eventually…

Here’s tonight’s Final Word:

[Austin Peay 72, Bowling Green 82] What has happened to Tyshwan Edmondson? Better yet, where is he. The preseason all-OVC pick has all but disappeared through 4 games, and continued that disappearing act again with just 9 points on 4-11 shooting. 4 other Governors reached double digits in the loss. On the plus side, Edmondson did pull down 6 boards. I’m not sure the last time a team shot over 50% and lost a game by 10 points, but when you commit 19 turnovers and only force 13, when you allow 15 offensive rebounds, and when you barely hit 50% from the free throw line, (14-27) you’re going to lose more often than not. John Fraley cannot come back soon enough for the Govs, but I’m not sure that will be a cure-all for the team’s struggles.

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  1. KEvin:
    I truly believe the Govs are lost on defens without fraley but with a rematch with mtsu coming up soon I think that could be the game that helps turn the Govs back around and gets them their confidence boost needed! -Kevin
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Compiling all OVC non-conference games

2016 Football Standings

OVC Overall
Jacksonville State 7-0 10-2
UT Martin 6-2 7-5
Tennessee Tech 5-3 5-6
Tennessee State 4-3 7-4
Eastern Illinois 4-4 6-5
Murray State 4-4 4-7
SEMO 3-5 3-8
Eastern Kentucky 2-6 3-8
Austin Peay 0-8 0-11


2016-17 Basketball Standings

OVC Overall

EAST

Belmont 15-1 23-7
Morehead State 10-6 14-16
Jacksonville State 9-7 20-15
Tennessee State 8-8 17-13
Tennessee Tech 8-8 12-20
Eastern Kentucky 5-11 12-19

WEST

UT Martin 10-6 22-13
SEMO 9-7 15-18
Murray State 8-8 16-17
Austin Peay 7-9 11-19
Eastern Illinois 6-10 14-15
SIUE 1-15 6-24


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