Halftime Report

The last time Cent. Arkansas and the Governors met, the game was decided by 23 points, but it sure doesn't look like the final score will be so lopsided this time. After one quarter, neither team has the match in the bag, but Cent. Arkansas leads 35-33 over the Governors.

Cent. Arkansas came into the game with some extra motivation after the defeat they were dealt the last time these two teams faced off. We'll see if they're able to flip the script or if it'll just be more of the same.

Who's Playing

Austin Peay Governors @ Cent. Arkansas Bears

Current Records: Austin Peay 13-13, Cent. Arkansas 9-18

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Austin Peay has enjoyed a three-game homestand but will soon have to dust off their road jerseys. They and the Cent. Arkansas Bears will face off in an Atlantic Sun battle at 8:30 p.m. ET on Thursday at Farris Center. The two teams each escaped (but just barely!) with wins against their previous opponents.

Austin Peay posted their closest win since December 12, 2023 on Saturday. They sure made it a nail-biter, but they managed to escape with a 79-76 win over the Royals. Kudos to the oddsmakers for accurately forecasting both the winner and the close margin.

Meanwhile, Cent. Arkansas finally caught a break after three consecutive losses. They narrowly escaped with a victory as the team sidled past the Ospreys 79-77.

The Governors pushed their record up to 13-13 with that victory, which was their eighth straight at home. Those victories were due in large part to their offensive dominance across that stretch, as they averaged 82.3 points per game. As for the Bears, their win ended a three-game drought on the road and puts them at 9-18.

Everything went Austin Peay's way against the Bears in their previous meeting back in January as the Governors made off with a 94-71 victory. The rematch might be a little tougher for Austin Peay since the team won't have the home-court advantage this time around. We'll see if the change in venue makes a difference.


Austin Peay is a slight 2.5-point favorite against Cent. Arkansas, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Governors as a 3.5-point favorite.

The over/under is set at 142.5 points.

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Series History

Austin Peay has won 2 out of their last 3 games against Cent. Arkansas.

  • Jan 20, 2024 - Austin Peay 94 vs. Cent. Arkansas 71
  • Feb 11, 2023 - Cent. Arkansas 76 vs. Austin Peay 69
  • Jan 07, 2023 - Austin Peay 86 vs. Cent. Arkansas 62