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January 22, 2010

Tiger Hunt: Golden Eagles host Tennessee State Saturday night

Most spirited student group to receive $250 cash prize!

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Golden Eagle senior Frank Davis will bid for the 1,000th point of his career, and the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will look for its third win in four games when it takes on Tennessee State in Eblen Center Saturday night. Tech is coming off a 94-90 victory over rival Austin Peay on Jan. 21, and is looking to climb up the Ohio Valley Conference standings.

Tech will welcome back some of the best and most memorable men’s and women’s basketball players from the past as Saturday night is Basketball Alumni Night.

Tech enters the game at 9-10 overall and is 3-5 in OVC play. Tennessee State is 4-16 on the season and 1-7 in the OVC. The Golden Eagles hold a 25-23 edge in the all-time series against Tennessee State. The two teams have split the season series in each of the last two seasons, with the road team winning all four games. However, the Tigers are 1-11 in road games this season and 0-4 on the road in the OVC. TSU has three players averaging double figures in points, with Josh Sain scoring 15.1 points per game, to go along with 10.2 from Robert Covington and 10.0 from Jacquan Nobles. TSU has lost eight of its last nine games.

Tech is led by Davis, who earlier this season broke the school record for all-time 3-pointers made. If Davis hits his average of 15.6 points per game he will become the 31st player in Tech history and the seventh active player in the OVC to join the 1,000 point club.

Despite 25 points from Davis in Tech’s win over Austin Peay Thursday night, freshman Jud Dillard stole the show. Dillard scored a career-high 23 points on 11-of-12 shooting, and had 17 points in the deciding second half. Dillard is averaging 8.8 points and 4.1 rebounds per game in his freshman campaign.

Golden Eagle junior Alfred Jones became the only active Tech player to record a double-double, as he chipped in with 12 points and 12 rebounds for Tech in the victory over Austin Peay. Jones is leading the OVC in field goal percentage, hitting 68.0 percent of his shots.

The most spirited student group in attendance will receive a 250-dollar cash prize.
The game will be broadcast locally on live TV on WCTE with Buddy Pearson calling the action. Fans can also catch the game on WHUB-AM 1400 or on teamline at www.teamline.cc.

For ticket information please contact the Golden Eagle athletics ticket office at (931) 372-3940 or visit TTUsports.com.