Reed pushes Austin Peay to 71-55 win over Jacksonville St.

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Drake Reed scored 17 points and added 10 rebounds to lead Austin Peay to a 71-55 win over Jacksonville State on Saturday night.

Reed’s double-double extended Austin Peay’s winning streak to five games and the Ohio Valley Conference champions improved to 9-6 overall and 5-0 in conference play.

Nick Murphy scored 20 points for Jacksonville State (2-11, 0-5) and started a rally at the top of the second half with four lay-ups and a free throw tie it at 39-39 with 15:45 left.

But Jacksonville State went on to shoot only 9-of-24 from the field in the second and was kept scoreless in the last 4:08 as Austin Peay sealed the win with 11 unanswered points.

Fernandez Lockett and Derek Wright both added 13 for the Govs, who forced 17 turnovers while only committing four. ^

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 Jacksonville St.
N. Murphy N. Murphy
7-13,  20 Pts
4 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Austin Peay
D. Reed D. Reed
5-9,  17 Pts
10 Rebs, 0 Assists

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