Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tech To Battle UT Martin For 1st Place In OVC

With three teams currently tied atop the Ohio Valley Conference, the Tennessee Tech women's basketball team will look to make it a little less crowded as they host the UT Martin Skyhawks Thursday.  This will be the 57th meeting between the Golden Eagles and the Skyhawks with TTU owning the series edge at 43-13. Over the last three seasons Tech has controlled the series winning five of six games including an 85-41 decision in their last meeting. Tech is 10-and-4 overall, with a 4-and-1 OVC record. The women recently won their fourth OVC contest of the season with a 78-69 decision against Eastern Kentucky last Saturday. Five Golden Eagles reached double-figures in points with sophomore guard Kellie Cook leading the way with 15. UT Martin currently holds a 9-and-7 record and is 5-and-2 in its last seven games. The Skyhawks also own a 4-and-1 OVC record with wins over Murray State, Tennessee State, Eastern Kentucky and Austin Peay, with their only loss coming to Morehead State. Opening tip between the Golden Eagles and the Skyhawks is set for 5:30 p.m., at the Hooper Eblen Center.