January 24, 2011
OVC leading Golden Eagles begin third leg of road trip against Eastern Illinois
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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Looking for its eighth road win of the
season, the first-place Tennessee Tech women's basketball team
squares off with the Eastern Illinois Panthers Thursday.
This will be the 34th meeting between the Golden Eagles and
the Panthers, with TTU owning the series edge at 21-12. In their
previous meeting this season, Tech snapped its nine-game losing
streak to EIU as it defeated the Panthers 65-58 at Eblen Center
Junior guard Tacarra Hayes
junior center Brittany Darling
each recorded a double-double against Eastern Illinois earlier this
season. Hayes tallied a team-high 19 points along with 10 rebounds,
while Darling notched 14 points and 14 rebounds.
Tech (14-4, 8-1 OVC) recently won its eighth OVC contest of
the season with a 69-55 victory over Tennessee State on Saturday.
Four Golden Eagles reached double-digits in points with Hayes
leading the way with 14.
Eastern Illinois is 9-10 on the season and presently sits in
fifth place in the OVC with a 5-4 conference record. The Panthers
are on a three-game skid including losses to Morehead State, Murray
State and UT Martin.
Opening tip between the Golden Eagles and the Panthers is set
for 5:30 p.m., at the Lantz Arena in Charleston, Ill.
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