CHATTANOOGA -- Austin Peay will attempt to snap a five-game losing streak when it plays High Point in the consolation game of the Dr. Pepper Classic, 3:30 p.m. (CDT), Saturday in McKenzie Arena.
High Point also is amidst a losing streak. Its 68-61 loss to Chattanooga, Friday, was its fourth straight.
This is Dave Loos' 23rd season as Austin Peay head coach and he is 367-319 at APSU-the winningest basketball coach in Ohio Valley Conference history-while 449-372 all-time in his 27th season as a college head coach.
Austin Peay was picked to finish third behind Murray State and Southeast Missouri in the newly formed OVC West Division in the preseason poll.
This is the third of five straight games played by the Govs away from Dave Aaron Arena, including the OVC-opening weekend at Southeast Missouri (Jan. 3) and UT Martin (Jan. 5).
Austin Peay enters the game seeking to snap a five-game losing streak after losing 84-77, Friday, against Utah Valley in first-round Dr. Pepper Classic play.
High Point owns a 4-7 record and also amidst a losing streak. The Panthers lost their fourth straight to Chattanooga, 68-61, Friday night.
Scott Cherry is in his fourth season as High Point head coach, owning a 44-59 record.
Redshirt freshman forward John Brown has been on fire of late, recording back-to-back double-doubles. He had 23 points and 16 rebounds against Chattanooga, Friday. He is averaging a team-high 18.5 ppg to go with 7.5 rpg.
Senior forward Allan Chaney is the Panthers only other player averaging in double figures at 13.8 ppg. He also is the team's leading rebounder (8.1 rpg).
Freshman forward Lorenzo Cugini came off the bench to grab 12 rebounds and dish out a team-best five assists versus Chattanooga.
This is the first meeting between Austin Peay, a member of the Ohio Valley Conference, and High Point, a member of the Big South Conference. This will be APSU's fifth meeting against current Big South programs, including the second this season. APSU played Gardner-Webb in the Mayan Division title game of the Cancun Challenge. .