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February 24, 2012

Less than 800 tickets remain; Fans invited to Friday men's practice

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- With the Ohio Valley Conference basketball doubleheader against Murray State just a day away, less than 800 tickets remain on sale at the Tennessee Tech Athletics Ticket Office. The ticket office will be open Friday from 8 a.m. until noon, and from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, men's basketball coach Steve Payne has issued an invitation to Tennessee Tech students, faculty and staff, as well as all of the team's fans, to watch the Golden Eagles practice Friday afternoon in Eblen Center. The team's final tuneup before hosting No. 12 Murray State, will begin at 2:30 p.m.

The Racers improved to 27-1 overall (14-1 OVC) and tuned up for their game against Payne's Golden Eagles by claiming an 80-62 victory at Tennessee State Thursday night. It was the TSU Tigers who handed MSU its only loss of the year two weeks ago in Murray.

Tickets for Saturday's game have been selling briskly for several weeks, and sales have sped up in the past week. All of the lower bowl reserved seats are sold out. Tickets that are currently on sale are general admission seats in the upper bowl.

To order tickets, fans can call (931-372-3940) or visit the Athletics Ticket Office in Eblen Center. Tickets may also be ordered online at TTUsports.com.

Gates will open at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and the ticket office will open at 4 p.m.

The women's game tips off at 5:30 p.m., with the men's game scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.