CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - Austin Peay State University men's basketball team will play Liberty University, in Lynchburg, Va., Saturday, Feb. 23, as part of the ESPN Ramada Inn BacketBusters contest.
This will be the 10th time-the most of any Ohio Valley Conference school-the Governors have been part of the BracketBusters series.
Liberty currently holds a 7-16 overall record, including a 3-6 Big South record. The Flames are led by a trio of guards-Davon Marshall (12.5 ppg), Taveras Speaks (11.7 ppg) and John Caleb Sanders (11.6 ppg).
Liberty will be the third Big South team APSU has played this season. The Govs played Gardner-Webb in Triple Crown Cancun Challenge and High Point in the Dr. Pepper Classic after Christmas in Chattanooga. By contractual agreement, Liberty will have to return the game within the next two seasons in Clarksville.
This is expected to be the final years of BracketBusters, developed by ESPN in 2003 to showcase mid-major programs outside their normal conference schedules.