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February 20, 2012

Ticket Update: About 2,400 tickets remain on sale for Saturday

Murray State will be highest-ranked men's opponent in Eblen Center

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Tech Athletics officials want to let basketball fans know that -- as of Tuesday morning -- about 2,400 tickets remain on sale for seats in the upper bowl of Eblen Center for Saturday's Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader against Murray State.

The women's game tips off at 5:30 p.m., with the men's game to follow about 7:30 p.m. Gates to the arena will open at 4:30 p.m.

All of the reserved seats in the lower bowl of the arena are sold out while about 300 student tickets remain to be picked up for student seating in the lower bowl. Students can pick up free tickets with a valid ID (limit of one per ID).

The night includes two special features in addition to two great games -- it's Senior Night and it's Basketball Alumni Night. For Senior Night, Tech will say farewell to 10 senior players who are seeing their final action in Eblen Center. The Senior Night recognitions will take place about 10 minutes before tipoff of each game.

For Alumni Night, several dozen former players will be back for the event and will be recognized during the two halftimes.

The Golden Eagle women's team has won eight of its last 10 games, and has clinched the No. 3 seed in next week's OVC Tournament. The Golden Eagles could establish a new school record for the highest attendance at a women's basketball game. The current record of 6,113 was set when Tech defeated Middle Tennessee on Feb. 3, 1990.

The Tech men have won seven of their last 10, and played an extremely close battle at Murray State a few weeks ago. With a victory over the Racers -- who have only lost one game all year -- the Golden Eagles would hold a tiebreaker advantage over several other OVC teams for seedings in the upcoming league tournament.

Murray State is currently 26-1 overall and ranked 12th nationally this week. The Racers will be the highest-ranked men's team ever to visit Eblen Center.

Golden Eagle fans are also reminded to wear purple to the games.

The ticket office Eblen Center is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to noon, and from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased by calling (931) 372-3940, or ordered online at TTUsports.com.