January 14, 2011
Another test looms for first place Golden Eagles as Racers visit
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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – After winning a first-place showdown
with UT Martin Thursday, the Tennessee Tech women’s
basketball team will look to keep things going as it hosts the
Murray State Racers Saturday. The Racers are also looking to extend
their recent success as they have won three of their last five
This will be the 69th meeting between the Golden Eagles and
the Racers, with TTU owning the series edge at 55-13. Last season,
Tennessee Tech snapped a six-game losing streak to Murray State as
it took an 80-67 decision at Eblen Center.
Tech (11-4, 5-1 OVC) recently won its fifth OVC contest of the
season with victory 74-57 over UT Martin last Thursday and now sits
atop the OVC along with Eastern Illinois. Five Golden Eagles reach
double-figures in points with junior guard Tacarra Hayes leading
the way with 18. Hayes also added 12 rebounds for her fourth career
double-double and was just one assist away from her second career
Murray State currently holds a 5-11 record and is 3-3 in its
last six games, including its recent 80-66 victory at Jacksonville
State. Murray State’s five OVC losses came against Eastern
Kentucky, Morehead State, UT Martin, Tennessee State and Austin
Opening tip between the Golden Eagles and the Racers is set
for 5:30 p.m., at the Hooper Eblen Center.
Tickets are available for Saturday’s game either online
or at the TTU Athletics Ticket Office in Eblen Center, or by
calling (931) 372-3940.
Saturday is Putnam County Night. Residents from Putnam County
can purchase $1 tickets.
Saturday is also Basketball Alumni Night. Several former
Golden Eagles will be in attendance including members from several
OVC Championship teams.
Fan who cannot attend the game can view the livestats at the
or listen to the game on the Golden Eagle Sports
Network and via free Teamline on the Internet or by