February 13, 2009

Road trip takes Tech hoops teams to Martin for Saturday doubleheader

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Tech basketball fans will focus their attention on the small west Tennessee town of Martin Saturday afternoon when the Golden Eagle women's and men's teams face the UT Martin Skyhawks in an Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader. The women's game tips off at 4 p.m., while the men's contest is slated for 6 p.m.

The Tech women had won two-in-a-row before dropping a contest Thursday night at league-leading UT Martin. The Golden Eagles waged an outstanding battle against the Lady Racers before falling. Now, head coach Amy Brown is hoping for a similar solid effort against the Skyhawks to give her team a sweep of the season series. Tech beat the UTM women, 63-56 in Eblen Center a month ago.

Later that evening in Cookeville, the UTM Skyhawk men's team claimed an 83-72 win over coach Mike Sutton's squad. Tech comes into Saturday's game at UTM hoping to snap a four-game losing streak, while the Skyhawks are just a half-game out of first place with a 10-3 league worksheet. Tech fell at Murray State Thursday night, 73-52, and brings a 5-10 OVC record into the contest.