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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – With its recent win, Tennessee Tech won at least a share of the Ohio Valley Conference Championship. The Golden Eagles will try to claim the title for themselves as they welcome in Austin Peay.
This will be the 85th meeting between the Golden Eagles and Austin Peay, with TTU owning the series edge at 69-15. In their previous meeting this season the Golden Eagles took a 69-65 decision from the Lady Govs in Clarksville.
Junior guard Tacarra Hayes paced the Golden Eagle offense with 25 points, while junior guard Rachel Glidden notched 16 points while shooting a perfect 8-of-8 from the line.
Tech (20-5, 14-2 OVC) currently owns a 2.5 game lead over UT Martin and Morehead State and has posted its 26th 20-win season. The last time the Golden Eagles reached the 20-win plateau was in the 2005-06 season when Tech finished with a 23-9 record.
Austin Peay is 11-16 on the season and is tied with Eastern Illinois for fourth place in the OVC standings with a 10-5 conference record. The Lady Govs have won their last four games against UT Martin, Murray State and Jacksonville State.
Opening tip between the Golden Eagles and the Lady Govs is set for 5:30 p.m., at the Eblen Center.
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