FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — Averyl Ugba had 18 points and seven rebounds, Deyshawn Martin added 14 points for his first double-figure game, and Austin Peay beat NAIA Bethel (Tenn.) 90-58 on Wednesday at Fort Campbell.
It was the first time Fort Campbell, home of the 101st Airborne Division, has hosted a regular season collegiate basketball game. The Shaw Physical Fitness Center holds a crowd of around 1,400.
Richard Henderson hit 6 of 14 free throws and scored 10 points for Austin Peay (2-3), which was just 29 of 51 (57 percent) from the stripe. Ugba, Henderson and Martin each had two of Austin Peay’s seven blocks. The Govs were just 1 of 14 from 3-point range but forced 29 turnovers.
Austin Peay led 33-30 at halftime and Chase Nappier pulled Bethel within 48-46 with 13:40 left on a 3-point play. But the Wildcats didn’t make their next field goal until the 5:39 mark and trailed 73-53.
Nappier and Bradley Walker each scored 10 points for Bethel. Walker also grabbed 10 rebounds.