First Tennessee hosts annual Basketball Poster Night Saturday

First Tennessee hosts annual Basketball Poster Night Saturday
From left: Men’s basketball head coach Steve Payne; Davis Watts, Senior Vice President of First Tennessee Bank Cookeville; Nelson Forrester, Regional President of First Tennessee Bank Cookeville; and Bart Walker, women’s basketball assistant coach

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- First Tennessee Bank will host Tennessee Tech's annual Basketball Poster Night on Saturday when both Golden Eagle teams open the regular season by hosting a doubleheader in Eblen Center.

Colorful, two-sided TTU basketball schedule posters will be available for fans, and all of the players on each team will be on hand after their games to sign the posters. The women’s team will be at the autograph tables in the Eblen Center lobby while the men’s team will be on the floor along the press row tables.

First-year coach Jim Davis’ women's team hosts Tennessee Wesleyan at 6 p.m. to open the doubleheader. The Golden Eagles played an exhibition game Monday night and defeated Lee University, 71-66.

Second-year head coach Steve Payne's men’s team hosts Crowley’s Ridge at 8 p.m.

Fans with tickets to the football game earlier Saturday (1:30 p.m. vs. UT Martin) can receive a free ticket to the basketball games by showing their football ticket at the Eblen Center Ticket Office.

Season tickets for Tennessee Tech Basketball are currently on sale, including the popular Hoop Troop membership for youth, ages 3 to 18. To order tickets, or for more information, visit the Athletics Ticket Office in Eblen Center or call (931) 372-3940.