Golden Eagles start road stretch with Tuesday game at Florida State

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The most difficult week of the year so far is on the docket for the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles, who face road games Tuesday at 9-1 Florida State and Saturday at 6-3 Vanderbilt.

Off to a 6-2 start, Tech comes off a six-game homestand with a contest Tuesday night against the streaking Seminoles, with tipoff at 6:06 p.m. CST.

Tech earned its sixth win of the season Sunday in convincing fashion, getting contributions from all 13 players in an 87-40 victory over Union College.

Florida State, meanwhile, posted its ninth win of the season with a 62-57 decision at Georgia State. The Seminoles are 4-0 at home this season, and have won 36 consecutive home games.

Tech and Florida State have not met since Dec. 2, 1957, when FSU earned a 74-71 victory.

The Golden Eagles are 3-12 all-time against teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference, including an 83-63 loss at Georgia Tech last December.

After the game at FSU, Tech visits Vanderbilt Saturday for a 5 p.m. game that will be televised by CSS. The Golden Eagles take a few days off for Christmas, then wrap up 2008 with a game at Louisiana-Monroe on Dec. 29.

The game at Florida State can be heard on the Golden Eagle Sports Network, and via free Teamline on either the telephone or the Internet.