The Governors (15-7, 7-2 Ohio Valley Conference) scored 10 straight and jumped to a 17-5 lead after Tennessee Tech (7-15, 3-6) scored the opening basket. Austin Peay had a double-digit lead from 24-14 with 7:27 left in the first half until Hunter Vick's 3-point play cut the deficit to 75-66 with 32 seconds left in the game.
Vick and Jr. Clay had 14 points each for the Golden Eagles.
Austin Peay committed just nine turnovers while Tennessee Tech had 24.
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