By Jacob Plecker. FORT MYERS, Fla. – On a day where offense came at a premium, the App State Mountaineers (3-2) ground out a tough, 67-57 win against the Murray State Racers (2-2). On less than 24 hours of rest, the Mountaineers finished the Fort Myers Tip-Off Event 2-0 against two teams who have each made NCAA Tournament appearances in the last five seasons.
App State’s back-to-back wins on back-to-back days marks the first time App State accomplished that feat since winning four games in four days at the Sun Belt Tournament to win their first ever SBC Championship. The two wins also mark the first time App State has won back-to-back games on a neutral floor since the Mountaineers won the Sun Belt Tournament in 2021.
It was another balanced scoring effort for the Mountaineers on Wednesday as nine players saw the floor and all nine scored at least two points. App State extended its streak of consecutive games with at least two double-digit scorers to 11 as Donovan Gregory, Terence Harcum and Tre’Von Spillers each crossed the 10-point threshold.
As indicated, three Mountaineers finished the game with at least 10 points on Wednesday. Donovan Gregory led the way with 16 points on an efficient 6-of-7 from the field. Meanwhile, Terence Harcum finished with 13 points, marking the third straight game he has scored in double-figures. Rounding out the double-digit scorers on Wednesday was Tre’Von Spillers, making his second consecutive start on Wednesday. Spillers’ 10 points and seven rebounds was the third time this season he has posted at least 10 points and at least seven rebounds.
The Mountaineers return home for the first time since Nov. 7, takomg on the Austin Peay Governors for the first time, on Sunday, Nov. 26. Tipoff is set for 1 p.m. and can be streamed on ESPN+.