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December 16, 2010

Tech resumes conference play as it hosts Eastern Illinois

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Fresh off their fourth road win of the season, the Tennessee Tech women's cagers return to conference action Sunday, as they host the Eastern Illinois Panthers.

Tech (6-2) is currently 1-0 in conference play with its lone game coming at Jacksonville State in which TTU took the 79-64 decision.
 
EIU enters the weekend owner of a 5-5 record and is 2-0 in OVC play with wins over Tennessee State and Austin Peay. The Panthers were the top ranked team in the OVC pre-season poll and Golden Eagles are looking forward to the task ahead them.
 
"I think our team is ready for the challenge," head coach Sytia Messer said. "This game will tell us where we stand in the conference."
 
Since the 1996-97 season, Tennessee Tech has compiled a 20-12 record against Eastern Illinois, but is looking for its first win against the Panthers since the 2005-06 season.
 
"We have to hit the shots we need to make and we have to defend every position well," Messer said. "EIU is a balance team. It will be a great game."
 
Opening tip between the Golden Eagles and the Panthers is set for 1:00 p.m.
 
Fan who cannot attend the game can view the livestats at the link here or listen to the game on the Golden Eagle Sports Network and via free Teamline on the Internet or by telephone.