Cancun Challenge - Western Carolina vs Austin Peay Recap - Austin Peay Wins 72-71

Cancun Challenge - Western Carolina vs Austin Peay Recap - Austin Peay Wins 72-71

Austin Peay grabbed a 72-71 win over Western Carolina on Tuesday, behind a 22-point effort from Travis Betran at Moon Palace Resort.

Austin Peay was the ATS victor, as they covered the 4.5-point spread as an underdog.

Austin Peay got 21 points from Anthony Campbell and another 11 points from Chris Freeman. Corey Arentsen contributed 4 assists, while Chris Freeman cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.

Western Carolina got 16 points from Trey Sumler in a losing cause and another 14 points from Preston Ross. James Sinclair contributed 6 assists for them, while Preston Ross had 9 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Western Carolina were victorious, as the score was 42-30 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Western Carolina as they grabbed 37 boards, while Austin Peay only had 34.