December 28, 2009

Golden Eagles look for third straight win as Union College visits Eblen Center

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will return to action for the first time in 11 days when it hosts Union College on Wednesday night in Eblen Center. Tip off against the Bulldogs is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., and the game will be the second half of a double-header, as the Golden Eagle women will face Bluefield College at 5:30 p.m.

Tech enters the game looking to win three straight games for the first time this season. The Golden Eagles are coming off wins against Ball State (12/12) and Bryan College (12/19). Tech holds a 4-2 all-time record against Union, and the Bulldogs come into Eblen Center at 7-7 overall and 3-1 in the Appalachian Athletic Conference. Tech is 5-6 overall and 0-1 in the Ohio Valley Conference.

Tennessee Tech associate head coach Steve Payne is familiar with Union College, as he earned his bachelor's degree from Union in 1990. Payne also served as an assistant coach for the Bulldogs in 1990-91.

The game will be broadcast live locally and worldwide. Local fans can hear the game on WHUB 1400 AM, as the broadcast will also be streamed live on teamline, available by calling (800) 846-4700 (team code 0654) or visiting www.teamline.cc. Tech fans can also watch the game live on OVCsports.tv.

After the New Year the Golden Eagles will jump back into OVC play, with a trip to Southeast Missouri (Jan. 2) and Eastern Illinois (Jan. 4) before returning home to face Morehead State (Jan. 7) and Eastern Kentucky (Jan. 9) to wrap up a stretch of five games in 11 days.

For ticket information please contact the Golden Eagle athletics ticket office by calling (931) 372-3940. Tickets can also be purchased at TTUsports.com.