Sunday, January 2, 2011

TTU Men's Team Posts Victory

Tennessee Tech had to work a lot harder than expected Sunday afternoon to even their season record and remain unbeaten against Bluefield College. The Rams challenged Tech throughout the first half before the Golden Eagles took control in the second half for a 74-56 non-conference victory. The win allowed the Golden Eagles to level their overall season record at 6-6 while Bluefield’s record dipped to 4-10. Sunday’s outcome allowed Tech to stay perfect in the all-time series with the NAIA program from Virginia at 7-0, but this was one of the toughest challenges the Rams have provided. Tech held Bluefield to two field goals over a 17-minute span, and used that defensive stretch to open a double-figure lead in a contest that was close up until halftime. Redshirt freshman Chase Dunn finished with 21 points in 22 minutes on the floor to pace the Golden Eagles, while junior Kevin Murphy netted 20. On the women's side, Molly Heady and Tacarra Hayes each scored 19 points as Tennessee Tech improved to 9-3 overall with a 71-63 victory over St. Louis in the Eblen Center. Both teams travel to Morehead State on Thursday.