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NCAA-bound! Govs and Lady Govs bring home OVC titles!

March 11, 2003

Only one Ohio Valley Conference school has sent both its men's and women's basketball teams to the NCAA tournament in the same yeartwice: Austin Peay State University.

The Govs and Lady Govs did it in 1996, and they did it again Saturday, when both teams won conference tournament title games at the Gaylord Entertainment Arena in Nashville.

The Govs defeated Tennessee Tech's Golden Eagles 63-57, snagging their first OVC title since1996. The win was made sweeter by the fact that the Govs were predicted to finish fifth in preseason polls.
March 11, 2003

Only one Ohio Valley Conference school has sent both its men's and women's basketball teams to the NCAA tournament in the same yeartwice: Austin Peay State University.

The Govs and Lady Govs did it in 1996, and they did it again Saturday, when both teams won conference tournament title games at the Gaylord Entertainment Arena in Nashville.

The Govs defeated Tennessee Tech's Golden Eagles 63-57, snagging their first OVC title since1996. The win was made sweeter by the fact that the Govs were predicted to finish fifth in preseason polls.

The Lady Govs wound up their best season in historynot to mention the nation's third-longest winning streak of 22 consecutive victorieswith an 85-61 win over Southeast Missouri State, the largest margin ever in an OVC tournament final.

The victory guaranteed the Govs and Lady Govs a spot in the NCAA tournament later this month. Tournament assignments will be announced Sunday, Mar. 16.

For the full play-by-play, go to www.apsu.edu/letsgopeay/.