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Govs will open OVC schedule with Racers

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By Colby Wilson

APSU Athletics Communications

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. —When the OVC men’s basketball slate was announced, the most-anticipated dates on the calendar remained in a state of flux, as Austin Peay and Murray State were still ironing out some of the finer points of the two meetings scheduled in 2020-21.

No more. Monday, it was announced that the Govs would travel to Murray State for a Dec. 8 meeting at the CFSB Center, while the Racers would make the return trip to Clarksville, Dec. 21, for a meeting in the Dunn Center.

The contest across the border is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., while the home tip-off time remains to be determined.

The Govs have not opened the Ohio Valley Conference slate against the Racers since 1999-00 and have not opened conference play in Murray since 1990-91. It will mark the first time since 1948 the season series will be completed before January.

The Govs and Racers split the season series last year for the first time since 2017; Austin Peay will seek its first season sweep since 2009 beginning in December.

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