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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 games.

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 triple-double.
 
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 Peay.
 
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 link here or listen to the game on the Golden Eagle Sports Network and via free Teamline on the Internet or by telephone.