COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Tech basketball teams close
out the 2008-09 regular season Saturday afternoon with a matinee
doubleheader against Jacksonville State. Both games carry plenty of
meaning for the Golden Eagle squads.
For the Tech women, the game offers the opportunity to record the 800th win in the program's incredible history, although it doesn't mean anything for the Golden Eagles plans for the balance of the year. Tech has locked up the No. 7 seed in next week's tournament, and will play at either Tennessee State or Eastern Illinois next Tuesday night.
For the Tech men, however, this game against the Gamecocks means everything as far as the rest of the season goes. It's a one-game, all-or-nothing battle with Jacksonville State for the No. 8 seed in the tournament. A Tech win, and the Golden Eagles will play next Tuesday at the No. 1 seed. With a loss at JSU, the Golden Eagles season is finished.