Austin Peay loses to Murray State 96-88 despite comeback effort

A second half comeback wasn't enough for Austin Peay as they lost 96-88 to Murray State. Christ Horton and Ed Dyson led the Governors with 19 points.

Austin Peay ( 9-13, 3-5 OVC) started out slow and Murray State (13-8, 8-1) led by 16 points with 5:21 left in the first half.

The Governors brought the lead down to eight at the half and continued the comeback into the second half.

They were down 87-86 with 1:21 to play, but the Racers made a few free throws to put the game out of reach.

Demarius Smith and Travis Betran follow Horton and Dyson with 14 points each for the Governors.

Jarvis Williams led Murray State with 26 points and six rebounds, followed by Dexter Fields with 19.   

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