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January 4, 2011

Golden Eagles resume conference play against Morehead State

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – As the only team in the Ohio Valley Conference that has not absorbed a conference loss on the season, Tennessee Tech will look to improve to 4-0 in OVC play for the first time since the 2004-05 season as it squares off with Morehead State Thursday. This will the first of a two-game road trip to Kentucky, followed by a game Saturday, at Eastern Kentucky.

This will be the 71st meeting between the Golden Eagles and the Eagles with Tech owning the series edge, 52-18. Morehead State has controlled the series of late, however, as it has won six of the last eight contests and has not lost in Morehead since the 2005-06 season.
 
Tech (9-3, 3-0 OVC) recently improved to 9-3 with a 71-63 win over St. Louis in non-conference play Sunday afternoon. Junior guard Tacarra Hayes and freshman forward Molly Heady led the Golden Eagle offense with 19 points each. Tech has won four of its last five contests including a pair of conference victories against Eastern Illinois and Southeast Missouri.
 
Morehead State currently owns a 10-4 record and has won seven of its last eight games. In conference play, Morehead State is 3-1 with wins against Murray State, UT Martin and Tennessee State. The Eagles lone conference loss came at Austin Peay.
 
Morehead State head coach Tom Hodges is no stranger to Tennessee Tech as he served as a student assistant coach under head coach Bill Worrell from 2000-02.
 
Opening tip between the Golden Eagles and Morehead State is set for 4:15 p.m. CT in Morehead's Ellis T. Johnson Arena.
 
Fan who cannot attend the game can listen to the game on the Golden Eagle Sports Network and via free Teamline on the Internet or by telephone or can view the livestats at the link here.