Lockett scores last-minute goal to clinch Austin Peay win

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Fernandez Lockett scored a shot under the goal in the last second to help Austin Peay beat Tennessee State 79-78 Saturday night.

Wes Channels scored 17 points and grabbed five rebounds, while Kyle Duncan claimed 16 points and eight rebounds for the Govs (15-9, 11-3 Ohio Valley). Derek Wright also added 12 points and Todd Babington had 10.

Channels shot a 3-pointer with less than six seconds left and missed, but Lockett grabbed the ball and scored the game-winning goal for the Govs.

Austin Peay had more points in the first half with 44-40, though the Tigers pulled away to take the lead in the second half, 38-35.

LaDarious Weaver was the lead scorer for the Tigers (10-13, 7-7) with 24 points, and three other Tennessee State players contributed double-digit scores. Jerrell Houston had 15 points, Bruce Price added 14 and Darius Cox scored 10.

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 Tennessee St.
LaDarious Weaver LaDarious Weaver
8-13,  24 Pts
2 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Austin Peay
Kyle Duncan Kyle Duncan
5-6,  16 Pts
8 Rebs, 3 Assists

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