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Taylor’s picks up 8th OVC Player of Week honor

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By Colby Wilson

APSU Athletics Communications

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Austin Peay junior Terry Taylor was named the Ohio Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for a record-tying eighth time during the 2019-20 season.

In a tough week for the Govs as a group, Taylor was outstanding as an individual, posting two double-doubles including Austin Peay’s first 20-20 night since the 2016 season and just the 11th in Division I over the course of the 2019-20 campaign. He posted 23 points and 14 boards against Tennessee State, then followed that with 26 points and a career-best 23 rebounds against Belmont; the rebound mark was the highest by an OVC player since Kenneth Faried (Morehead State, Jan. 27, 2011) and most by a Gov since at least the 1999-00 season.

Taylor has now tied Faried and Murray State’s Ja Morant for most individual OVC Player of the Week honors in a single season. To date, the junior is one of four players in Division I averaging 20 points (22.3) and 10 rebounds (10.4), with 1.2 blocks, 1.2 steals and shooting a 56.4 percent clip from the floor.

Taylor and the Govs host archrival Murray State in an 8 p.m., Thursday contest scheduled to be televised on ESPNU.

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