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
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
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
or listen to the game on the Golden Eagle Sports
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