Under the Radar Game of the Day: Fort Wayne at Austin Peay, 8:30 PM Eastern, Gov-TV/ovcdigitalnetwork.com
The Under the Radar Game of the Day comes to us from Clarksville, Tennessee tonight as the Austin Peay Governors will be welcoming in the IP-Fort Wayne Mastodons in a non-conference game. Fort Wayne enters tonight’s game with a 5-2 record, including one of the signature wins of any UTR team so far this season, a thrilling 71-68 overtime win last week at home over the Indiana Hoosiers. The Mastodons had two players record double-doubles in that win as Bryson Scott scored 18 points and grabbed a dozen rebounds while John Konchar scored 15 and pulled down 11 boards. Scott has been in double figures in all but one game so far this season, as he is excelling at this level in his junior year after two somewhat disappointing season playing at Purdue. Fort Wayne, with the confidence they gained in the Indiana win, has a chance to excel in Summit League play this season and potentially earn the school’s first ever bid to the Division I Tournament. However, they will need to win away from home to do that, and today’s test at Austin Peay will certainly be a tough one.
The Austin Peay Governors enter tonight’s game with a record of 4-2 on the season. Their two Division I wins came at the Tarkett Sports Classic, hosted by Miami (Ohio), where the picked up wins over Northern Kentucky and Delaware. They finished 2-1 in the event, losing to host Miami by 6 points. Their only other loss was on the first night of the season at Dayton. Kenny Jones has been a force so far this season for the Govs, with three double-doubles already, including a 26 point, 12 rebound performance against Delaware. He will need to have another strong night tonight if his team wants to knock off IPFW.