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October 21, 2009

Tech men's basketball to hold open scrimmage Saturday morning

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - Golden Eagle fans will have a chance to get a sneak peak at the 2009-10 Tennessee Tech men's basketball team Saturday morning when head coach Mike Sutton and the Golden Eagles hold an open scrimmage.

The team will begin its scrimmage at 11 a.m, with free admission to the public. Fans can get their first look at Tech's five newcomers and nine returnees in action, then catch the Golden Eagle football team take on Southeast Missouri at Tucker Stadium at 1:30 p.m.

"This is a good opportunity for our fans to come out and get a look at our team, and then head over and watch a football game," Sutton said. "It's a two-for-one for our fans."

Among the five newcomers to the 2009-10 Golden Eagle squad is nearby Livingston, Tenn., native Chase Dunn. Dunn led Livingston Academy to the state tournament as a senior last year, and is one of three true-freshmen for the Golden Eagles. Also new to the Tech squad are Georgia-transfer Zac Swansey, Terrell Barnes, Jud Dillard and Byron Pickens. Tech's returnees include redshirt-freshman Charles Newton, sophomores Bassey Inameti, Kevin Murphy, Zach Bailey and Riley Hunley, junior Alfred Jones and seniors Alex Davis, Will Barnes and Elijah Cunningham-Muhammad.

The Golden Eagles will host an exhibition against Bluefield College on Nov. 5 before opening the regular season on the road at Minnesota on Nov. 13. Tech will play its first home game on Nov. 23 against Oakland University.

For season ticket or single-game ticket information, contact the Tennessee Tech ticket office at 372-3940.