CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.-For the second consecutive week and the fifth time this season Austin Peay State University guard Travis Betran has been named Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week.
The junior from Harlem, N.Y., averaged 23.5 points/game in two outings last week in leading APSU to a split. In APSU's first OVC win, 84-81, against Morehead State, Betran hit the game-winning fall-away three pointer at the overtime buzzer.
He finished the game 3-of-6 from three-point line and 7-of-7 at the free-throw line in tallying 20 points.
Against Murray State, Betran finished with 27 points, including 5-of-11 from the three-point line. He especially came up big in the final minute when APSU's rally just fell short. However, Betran connected on a trio of three pointers in the final 52 seconds, including one that became a four-point play.
Betran has scored 20 or more points in all four OVC games this season, averaging 24.8 points/game. He currently is ranked 13th nationally in three-point field goal percentage (47.4 percent) and 17th in three-pointers made per game (3.06).
APSU will return to action this weekend when it plays host to SIU Edwardsville, 7 p.m., Thursday, before facing Eastern Illinois, 7:30 p.m., Saturday.