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Freeman's double-double, Horton's 18 rebounds help Austin Peay beat SIU-Edwardsville 64-61


CLARKSVILLE, Tennessee — Chris Freeman had a career-high 24 points and 10 rebounds, and Chris Horton tied a career high with 18 boards to help Austin Peay snap a seven-game losing streak by beating SIU-Edwardsville 64-61 on Thursday night.

Josh Robinson added 11 points for Austin Peay (8-21, 3-12 Ohio Valley), which outrebounded the Cougars 45-27 — including 11-4 on the offensive glass.

An offensive rebound and putback by Keaton Jackson and a 3-pointer by Rozell Nunn gave SIU-Edwardsville (12-15, 8-8) a 59-58 lead with 2:03 to play, but the Cougars went scoreless over the next two minutes.

Damarius Smith's jumper with 40 seconds left gave the Governors the lead for good and Austin Peay hit 4 of 6 free throws from there to seal it.

Kris Davis led SIU-Edwardsville, which had won three in a row, with 18 points. Nunn scored 13.

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