Austin Peay Governors

General Information

Conference: ASUN Conference

NCAA Division:  Division I

City: Clarksville, Tennessee

Arena: Winfield Dunn Center


  • National Championships: None
  • NCAA Tournaments: 7 (1973, 1974, 1987, 1996, 2003, 2008, 2016)
  • Conference Titles: 8 (1973, 1974, 1977, 1997, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008)

Past Conferences:

  • Tennessee Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
  • Volunteer State Athletic Conference
  • Ohio Valley Conference

Governors Standings Standings & Analysis

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All-Time Austin Peay Governors Stats & Records

Points Scored

  • Terry Taylor, 2,507
  • Bubba Wells, 2,267
  • Nick Stapleton, 2,073


  • Tom Morgan, 1,431
  • Chris Horton, 1,261
  • Terry Taylor, 1,248


  • Norman Jackson, 637
  • Colby Pierce, 593
  • Derek Wright, 467

Overview of the Austin Peay Governors Standings

Last-Season Standings

The Austin Peay Governors are a college sports team that competes in various sports at the NCAA Division I level. In terms of their men’s basketball program, the Austin Peay Governors team standings for the last NCAAB season (2020-2021) were as follows:

The Governors had a 14-13 overall record and a 10-8 conference record. These Austin Peay Governors team standings placed them fourth in the Ohio Valley Conference standings, which is the conference they compete in. Despite their strong regular season performance, the Governors were eliminated in the first round of the OVC tournament by Eastern Illinois, falling short of their ultimate goal of winning the conference tournament and advancing to the NCAA tournament.

Overall, the Austin Peay Governors team standings for the last NCAAB season showed a solid performance by the team, but they will be looking to improve their postseason success in the upcoming season.

Before Betting on the Austin Peay Governors Check Out These Tips:

Monitor the NCAAB Team’s Injury Report

Injuries can greatly affect a team’s performance, so it’s important to keep track of who is and isn’t available to play. This information can often be found on the team’s official website or through sports news outlets.

Monitor Latest Basketball Trends and Statistics

Keep track of the team’s recent performance and pay attention to any trends or patterns in their statistics, such as their scoring average, defensive efficiency, or their success rate on the road versus at home.

Look at College Basketball Betting Trends and Odds

Pay attention to the odds being offered by different sportsbooks, as well as any betting trends. This can give you a sense of how the public is viewing the team and help you make informed betting decisions. However, it’s important to remember that odds and trends are just one factor to consider and should not be the sole basis for your betting decisions.

Consider the NCAA Team’s Overall Talent Level

Look at the team’s roster to see if they have any star players, as well as their depth at each position. This can give you a sense of the team’s overall talent level and help you predict how they may perform in future games.

The Austin Peay Governors Basketball History

The Austin Peay Governors began to play in the 1929-30 season under coach Halbert Harvill.

The 1939-40 team went 19-0 and the Governors had the typical ups and downs that follow the majority of college basketball teams. By the time the late 1950s rolled around, Austin Peay had a pretty solid team. The Governors qualified for the NCAA Division II Tournament in 1958, 1960, 1961, and 1963.

Austin Peay made the jump to Division I for the 1963-64 season as member of the Ohio Valley Conference. It took a bit of time but Austin Peay won the IVC title in 1972-73, sending the team to its first NCAA Division I Tournament, although the appearance was later vacated by the NCAA. Austin Peay returned to the Tournament the following season.

There was a bit of a lapse between tournament appearances for Austin Peay, which won the Ohio Valley Conference tournament in 1987, earning another trip to the NCAA Tournament.

The Governors defeated Illinois in the first round but lost to Providence in overtime in the next game. Austin Peay returned to the NCAA Tournament in 1996 and again in 2003.

The Governors had a pair of NIT appearances in 2004 and 2007 before returning to the NCAA Tournament in 2008. Austin Peay had a CIT appearance in 2009 and played in the CBI in 2011.

The Governors had their most recent NCAA Tournament appearance in 2016 and the team’s last postseason appearance was in the 2018 CIT. The Governors moved to the ASUN for the 2022-23 NCAAB season.

Boston College Eagles NCAAB FAQs

Why is Austin Peay called the Governors?

Austin Peay was a real person and was the governor of Tennessee. He signed a law establishing Austin Peay Normal School on April 26, 1927. In a show of appreciation, the school took the Governor’s nickname.

How many NBA players have come from Austin Peay?

The Governors have had six players make the NBA, including Terry Taylor, who is on the roster of the 2022-23 Indiana Pacers. Trenton Hassell, who Chicago drafted with the first pick in the second round of the 2001 NBA Draft, had the longest career. He played nine seasons for four different teams.

Who holds Austin Peay’s single-season scoring record?

James “Fly” Williams holds the Governors’ single-season scoring record with 854 points scored in 1972-73, giving him an average of 29.4 points per game. The former streetball legend managed to play just two seasons for Austin Peay but is still No. 12 on the school’s all-time scoring list.
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