COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Riding its longest winning-streak
-seven- since the 2005-06 season, the Tennessee Tech women's
basketball team returns home for a pair of Ohio Valley Conference
games Thursday, beginning with Eastern Kentucky.
Should Tech defeat EKU, it would clinch a spot in the OVC
This will be the 51st meeting between the Golden Eagles and
the Colonels, with TTU owning the series edge at 49-21. Tech began
its seven-game winning streak against EKU in early January as it
took the 69-58 decision in Richmond, Ky.
Five Golden Eagles reached double-figures in points against
the Colonels in their last encounter including sophomore guard Kellie Cook and
freshman guard Briana Jordan, who
tallied a team-high 15 points each.
Tech (16-4, 10-1 OVC) recently wrapped up a perfect 4-0 road
trip with its 69-59 victory over Southeast Missouri Saturday.
Freshman forward Molly Heady posted a
career-high with 20 points, while junior guard Tacarra Hayes
notched her sixth career double-double with 18 points and 12
Hayes, who leads the team in scoring with 295 points, now sits
22 points away from joining the TTU 1,000-point club. Should she
reach 1,000 points, she would become the 26th player in Tech
history to reach the 1,000-point plateau. The last Golden Eagle to
achieve this feat was Blair Bowens back in the 2008-09
Eastern Kentucky is 6-14 on the season and presently sits in
eighth place in the OVC with a 3-8 conference record. The Colonels
have won their last two games against Austin Peay and Tennessee
State, the latter of which coming in double-overtime, but have yet
to win an OVC game on the road.
Opening tip between the Golden Eagles and the Colonels is set
for 5:30 p.m., at Eblen Center.
Thursday's doubleheader features several promotions including
Military Appreciation Night, Academic Excellence Night and Upward
Basketball Night. For more information on these events follow the
link here. Tech student-athletes wil also be at the Eblen
Center for the Hoops for Heroes. For more information on the Hoops
for Heroes initiative click here.
In addition, the first 1,500 fans at Eblen Center will receive
a Cumberland Insurance Purple Pride Towel.
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. The
game will also be televised by WCTE TV.