Golden Eagles visit Vanderbilt for early Saturday evening TV contest

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- An earlier-than-usual starting time awaits the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagle basketball team when it visits Vanderbilt Saturday. The contest, which will be televised in the Southeast on CSS, will tip off at 5 p.m. in Memorial Coliseum.

The Golden Eagles are 6-3 overall, and coming off a 69-59 loss at Florida State on Tuesday night. Vanderbilt comes into the contest with a 7-3 record, following a 71-52 win over South Florida in the SEC/Big East Challange.

Vanderbilt holds a 12-6 lead in the all-time series with the Golden Eagles, including a 75-62 win two years ago in Puerto Rico.

Following their game against the Commodores, the Golden Eagles get a few days off for Christmas, and return to action on Monday, Dec. 29, with a game at Louisiana-Monroe. Tech's next home games are OVC contests against Southeast Missouri (Saturday, Jan. 3) and Eastern Illinois (Monday, Jan. 5).

In addition to being televised, the game can be heard on the Golden Eagle Sports Network, with Roger Ealey calling the action. The broadcast can also be heard on Free Teamline on the Internet and the telephone.