Austin Peay heads to Iowa to take on Kansas Jayhawks

(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – As Vanderbilt University gets ready for their big NCAA Tournament game Tuesday night in Ohio, the Austin Peay Governors are in Des Moines, Iowa, getting ready for their own game.

News 2 caught up with the team as they boarded the plane early Tuesday morning.

Dave Loos (Photo: WKRN)
Dave Loos (Photo: WKRN)

The Governors found out over the weekend their first-round tournament game will be against the first-seed Kansas Jayhawks.

“It’s a tall order, great challenge, but we’re looking forward to the challenge. We ended the season playing with a lot of confidence and got a lot of momentum going, so we’re excited about it,” said head coach Dave Loos.

Kansas is favored to win the whole tournament, so it really is a tall order for the Governors.

The two teams take the court Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m.

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