Austin Peay eliminates Tennessee Tech 92-72 at OVC Tournament

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Chris Horton exploded for 37 points and 21 rebounds and Austin Peay upset Tennessee Tech 92-72 in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Wednesday in Nashville.

The eighth-seeded Governors raced out to a 12-point lead at the half and never looked back as they blistered the nets, shooting 54 percent for the game.

The fifth seeded Golden Eagles struggled from the floor shooting only 38 percent and a dreadful 5-29 from 3-point range.

Torrance Rowe led Tennessee Tech with 18 points, despite hitting just one of 10 from 3-point range.

The Governors advance to the quarterfinals where they meet fourth-seeded Tennessee State and OVC Coach of the Year Dana Ford Thursday at 6 p.m.

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