Austin Peay 67, Fla Gulf Coast 57

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SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (AP)—Drake Reed scored 21 points to lead Austin Peay to a 67-57 over Florida Gulf Coast at the South Padre Island Invitational on Friday.

The Governors (2-2) jumped out to a 14-point lead in the first half. But Florida Gulf Coast guard Casey Wohlleb kept his team in the game with 18 points before the break, including a half-court shot that beat the halftime buzzer.

The Eagles (1-4) scored five straight points to open the second half and tie the game. But that’s when Austin Peay took control, opening up a 13-point lead that the Eagles couldn’t overcome.

The Governors used a full-court press to force 20 turnovers and controlled the glass, grabbing 11 offensive rebounds.

Austin Peay will play the winner of the game between Valparaiso and Maryland-Eastern Shore on Saturday. Florida Gulf Coast will play the loser.

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 Top Performers
 Austin Peay
D. Reed D. Reed
7-9,  21 Pts
8 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Fla Gulf Coast
C. Wohlleb C. Wohlleb
8-15,  21 Pts
4 Rebs, 5 Assists

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