Austin Peay cruises by Morehead St. in OVC finale

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MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP)—Todd Babington scored 18 points as Austin Peay defeated Morehead State 72-56 Saturday night.

Austin Peay, the winners of the Ohio Valley Conference regular season, jumped out to a 42-34 halftime lead.

The Governors (21-10, 16-4) had no trouble maintaining the lead, which grew to as much as 20.

Caleb Brown, who came into the game averaging 1.5 points per game, hit for a career-high 16 points.

Morehead State (15-14, 12-8) was topped by Kenneth Faried’s 17 points and 11 rebounds. Jamyron Steward finished with 12 points. The loss was just the second at home for Morehead State this season.

Austin Peay hit 47 percent from the field while Morehead State connected on only 37.5 percent. The Governors had 11 3-pointers, five by Babington, while the Eagles were only 5 of 22 from behind the arc.

Both teams will host first-round OVC Tournament games Tuesday night.

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 Top Performers
 Austin Peay
Caleb Brown Caleb Brown
5-7,  16 Pts
2 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Morehead St.
Kenneth Faried Kenneth Faried
8-15,  17 Pts
11 Rebs, 0 Assists

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