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Looking Back: A peek into the Golden Eagle photo archives

Looking Back: A peek into the Golden Eagle photo archives

Note: Each week, the TTU Sports Information Staff will dig into the school's rich Photo Archives and publish a photo from the past. Some of the photos will include identification, but sometimes Tech will ask for viewers' help in identifying the people shown in the photo. To submit missing identification or comments about the photos in this series, send an email to: sportsinfo@tntech.edu.

Featured this week: From the 1984-85 Ohio Valley Conference championship season, Golden Eagle guard Jimmy Elliott (left) is guarded closely by Chris Michael of the Clemson Tigers in a game that Tech won, 68-67, in overtime. Jon Miller grabbed a weak side rebound and banked in a putback with three seconds remaining in the extra session to give coach Tom Deaton's squad the victory in the second game of the season. Elliott was 9-for-12 from the field amd led the Golden Eagles with 21 points in the game. Tech's starting lineup in the game included Elliott and Carlton Clarington in the backcourt and a front line featuring Lonnie Boone, Stephen Kite and James Henry. Clemson's roster included three future NBA standouts in Glen McCants and brothers Harvey and Horace Grant.

After the 2-0 start, Tech went on to win the OVC regular season title and eventually host the Tennessee Vols in Eblen Center in front of a standing-room-only crowd of 10,321.

Elliott, featured in the photo, is battling cancer and has been writing a blog about his fight against the disease. You can log onto Jimmy's blog and learn more by clicking here. Everyone in the Athletics Department send our thoughts and prayers to Jimmy's family and friends.