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Golden Eagles kick off Hall of Fame Showcase with visit to Central Arkansas

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will continue its four-game season-opening road trip when it visits Central Arkansas as part of the Hall of Fame Showcase Monday night in Conway, Ark. Tech will meet Central Arkansas, a member of the Southland Conference, for the first time in program history.

TTU will also face Memphis (Nov. 20), Oakland (Nov. 23) and Kansas (Nov. 27) within the Hall of Fame Showcase.

The Golden Eagles fell in the season opener at No. 18 Minnesota 87-50, and look to bounce back against UCA, who is 1-0 in 2009-10 after beating cross-town foe Hendrix College 68-40. The Bears finished 10-19 overall a season ago.

Tech was led by a pair of sophomores, Kevin Murphy and Zach Bailey, in the season opener. Murphy scored a team-high 10 points and also grabbed four rebounds. His 10-point performance was his third consecutive double-figure scoring game, and his tenth in the last 12 games, dating back to last season. Murphy is averaging 16.3 ppg in that span.

Bailey scored seven points in the game against Minnesota, and led the team with six rebounds and three assists. Seniors Frank Davis and Elijah Cunningham-Muhammad each scored nine points.

The Bears had three players reach double figures in their season opener. Jared Rehmel led the team with 16 points, while Mike Pouncy and Chris Williams each added 10.

The game will tip off at 7 p.m. in UCA’s Farris Center. Tech fans can follow the action on WHUB AM 1400 or by calling Teamline at 1-800-846-4700 (team code 0654) with Roger Ealey calling the play-by-play. Live stats will also be available at www.ucasports.com.

The Golden Eagles will also visit Lipscomb (Nov. 19) and Memphis (Nov. 20) this week before the home opener against Oakland on Nov. 23.

For season tickets to Golden Eagle basketball contact the Tennessee Tech ticket office at 372-3940 or visit ttusports.com.