Eastern Kentucky holds off Austin Peay 70-67 in OVC tourney

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Wendell Green Jr. scored 23 points, including clinching free throws with 12 seconds left, and Eastern Kentucky survived a last-gasp try from Austin Peay to edge the Governors 70-67 in the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. The Colonels meet top-seeded Belmont in Friday’s semifinals. King scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds, all on defense, for third-seeded Eastern Kentucky. Devontae Blanton and Cooper Robb each added 11 points. Terry Taylor led the sixth-seeded Governors with 19 points and 16 rebounds. Mike Peake added 13 points and seven rebounds. Reginald Gee had 11 points.