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January 18, 2011

Take it to the top; Tech basketball faces No. 1 APSU in Clarksville on Thursday

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- An upset alert is on for Thursday evening’s game between the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles and the top ranked Governors of Austin Peay. The game, which will be broadcasted on ESPN3.com and ESPN-U, will tip off at 6:02 p.m. in Clarksville.

Tech is coming off of a split week, after downing UT-Martin in triple overtime last Thursday and falling, 92-85 to defending OVC Champs Murray State on Saturday. After last week’s games, the Golden Eagles sit with a 8-8 overall record, 4-3 in the conference.

APSU currently holds the no. 1 spot in the OVC with a record of 6-1, with their sole loss coming in overtime on Saturday to Tennessee State. Prior to that game, the Govs had won six straight, and now sit with a record of 12-7.

The Govs have the narrowest of edges on Tech over time, having won 68 games to the Golden Eagle’s 65. TTU won two of the last three match-ups though, including a 68-65 win in the first round of the OVC tournament last year on Kevin Murphy’s three-point buzzer-beater.

Thursday night’s game has been selected as a one of two “Wild Card” selections by ESPN-U to receive airtime and will be available for viewing on that outlet.

Fans who can’t make it to Clarksville can follow the Live Stats here, or listen to Roger Ealey calling the action on the Golden Eagle Sports Network.