Freeman, Horton lead Austin Peay past SIU-Edwardsville 64-61
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Chris Freeman had a career-high 24 points and 10 rebounds, and Chris Horton tied a career high with 18 boards to help Austin Peay snap a seven-game losing streak by beating SIU-Edwardsville 64-61 on Thursday night.
An offensive rebound and putback by Keaton Jackson and a 3-pointer by Rozell Nunn gave SIU-Edwardsville (12-15, 8-8) a 59-58 lead with 2:03 to play, but the Cougars went scoreless over the next two minutes.
Damarius Smith's jumper with 40 seconds left gave the Governors the lead for good and Austin Peay hit 4 of 6 free throws from there to seal it.
Kris Davis led SIU-Edwardsville, which had won three in a row, with 18 points. Nunn scored 13.