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Govs hold off Morehead State with Carmichael three-pointer

Levi Carmichael had just one field goal, but it proved to be the game winner as APSU held off Morehead State, 69-65, in Ohio Valley Conference basketball action Saturday.

With the game tied and less than 30 seconds left, Maurice Hampton kicked the ball to Carmichael, who was standing alone at the three-point line. The senior let the shot fly, and it dropped through to give the Govs a 68-65 lead.

The victory put the Govs at 5-11 on the season, 3-1 in the OVC.
Levi Carmichael had just one field goal, but it proved to be the game winner as APSU held off Morehead State, 69-65, in Ohio Valley Conference basketball action Saturday.

With the game tied and less than 30 seconds left, Maurice Hampton kicked the ball to Carmichael, who was standing alone at the three-point line. The senior let the shot fly, and it dropped through to give the Govs a 68-65 lead.

The victory put the Govs at 5-11 on the season, 3-1 in the OVC.

The Govs' victory came with great struggle. APSU trailed by as much as nine first-half points after an 11-4 Eagles run. But the Govs came back, led by Josh Hampton's five points, and even took a two-point lead into halftime after Zac Schlader's late bucket for a 27-26 advantage.

In the second half, the Govs would build as much as an 11-point advantage, but the Eagles proved more than pesky. They would keep the Govs within sight, despite making only one field goal during the 6 1/2-minute stretch. The reason? The free-throw line. During that same time frame, the Eagles, who came in shooting 76.4 percent at the line, nailed 15-of-18 free ones. At the same juncture, the Govs got some key buckets from Zac Schlader—four in a two-minute stretch as APSU held a 62-54 lead with 3:46 left.

The Govs were led by Schlader, who had 18 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double. He also had four assists and four blocks—tying his career best.

Hampton had 15 points, five assists, five rebounds and three steals, while Anthony Davis added 11. Although Carmichael finished with only four points, he did have a game-high six assists and just one turnover.
—Brad Kirtley