Back at it in the Hoop; men's basketball hosts Tennessee State Monday

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- In the first of three final home games of the regular season, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will go up against TSU on Monday in a single game event, starting at 7 p.m.

The game is also the first of two final conference games of the regular season, and both teams will be battling to move up in conference standings with the OVC Tournament looming. Tech currently sits in fourth place with a 10-6 record, while the Tigers of TSU are holding down the no. 6 spot with their own 8-7 record.

On January 22 in Nashville, Tech shouldered a 71-65 loss to the Tigers, which narrowed the lifetime series to a one-game lead for the Golden Eagles, 26-25. This time around, Tech will look to junior Kevin Murphy, who put up his first career double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds against TSU, to lead the way to a win in Cookeville.

Tech is coming off of a road win over UT Martin