Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Golden Eagles Looking To Sweep Tigers

Looking to rebound after its recent loss to UT Martin, the Tennessee Tech women's basketball team hosts the Tennessee State Tigers Thursday night. Tech officials say the game will feature the infamous blizzard, and will mark the first time such an event is to occur at a Tech women's basketball game. This will be the 56th meeting between the Golden Eagles and Tennessee State, with TTU owning the series edge at 45-10. In their previous meeting this season the Golden Eagles took a 69-55 decision from the Tigers in Nashville. Five Golden Eagles posted 10 points or more in their last meeting with TSU, including junior guard Tacarra Hayes who recorded a game-high 14 points. Tech (19-5, 13-2 OVC) currently owns a 1.5 game lead over second-place UT Martin in the Ohio Valley Conference standings and is looking for 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. Tennessee State is 7-18 on the season and is tied with Murray State for eighth place in the OVC standings with a 3-11 conference record. The Tigers have split their last four games with a pair of wins coming against Murray State and SIU Edwardsville, and a pair of losses to Austin Peay and UT Martin. Opening tip between the Golden Eagles and the Tigers is set for 7:00 p.m., at the Eblen Center.