COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Fans who are looking forward to watching
Tennessee Tech play first-round OVC Tournament games in Eblen
Center....it's not gonna happen. Not this year.
And it's not because the women's and men's teams won't be in the tourney field -- on the contrary, we think both Golden Eagle squads will finish the regular season near the top of the standings.
Nobody is hosting a first-round game this year because the entire OVC tournament, all 16 qualifying teams, is headed to Nashville's Municipal Auditorium, March 2-5. The new format will feature eight men's and eight women's teams playing in a total of eight sessions over the four days.
The cost to purchase indivdual session tickets to all eight sessions would be $180, but Golden Eagle fans have until Monday, Jan. 31, to purchase an all-session pass from the Athletics Ticket Office in Eblen Center for only $60. That's a savings of $120, or 66 percent!
Tech officials are encouraging Golden Eagle fans to make plans to head to Nashville for the entire tournament to support your teams. Either make the drive each day -- or better still, stay in Nashville and enjoy Music City USA as the Golden Eagles bid for OVC championships and automatic bids to the NCAA Tournament.
With the high quality of teams the Golden Eagles will put on the floor in Municipal Auditorium, it would be great for the size of the Tech crowd to swell to the largest its ever been for the OVC Tournament. So, how about it Golden Eagle fans? Are you with us?
And, while we're at it, let's get the party started in the Eblen Center all throughout February. Tech hosts seven more nights of basketball, so let's fill the arena with noise.
You can call the Athletics Ticket Office at (931) 372-3940 to order your OVC Tournament tickets, and also get your tickets to any (how about all) of the games in February.
It all starts next Thursday, February 3 with a doubleheader against Eastern Kentucky.