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2011-12 Golden Eagle Women's Basketball Headlines

June 28, 2012
Warm welcome for new Golden Eagle women's basketball coach Jim Davis
Tennessee Tech and the Cookeville Community packed the Eagles Nest Thursday morning to greet newly named women's basketball coach Jim Davis.

June 27, 2012
Jim Davis named Golden Eagle women's basketball head coach
Jim Davis, who has won championships in the ACC and OVC and owns 501 career collegiate coaching victories, was named Wednesday as the next head coach of the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagle women's basketball team.

June 17, 2012
Tacarra Hayes wins third straight Outstanding Female Athlete award
Golden Eagle basketball standout Tacarra Hayes has been named Tennessee Tech's Outstanding Female Athlete for 2011-12, the third consecutive year she has captured the honor.

June 8, 2012
TTU’s Kellie Cook named OVC’s SAAC representative
Tennessee Tech women’s basketball player Kellie Cook has been selected to be the Ohio Valley Conference’s representative to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) for the upcoming 2012-12 athletic season

May 15, 2012
Sytia Messer steps aside as Tech women's basketball coach
Tennessee Tech women’s basketball coach Sytia Messer has resigned as Golden Eagle head coach to accept the position of associate head coach at Georgia Tech. Messer recently completed her third season as head coach at Tennessee Tech.

April 27, 2012
Messer among featured speakers this weekend at develoment event in Dallas
Tennessee Tech women's basketball coach Sytia Messer is one of eight coaches chosen nationwide as featured presenters during "A Step Up" national development symposium in Dallas.

April 14, 2012
Golden Eagles Give Back at Healthy Kids Day
For the second consecutive year, members of the Golden Eagle women's basketball team partcipated in Healthy Kids Day, an annual event promoting youth health and wellness within the community.

April 13, 2012
Tech women’s basketball inks two state champions for 2012-13 season
Quira Demery and Zuri Frost both commit to Tennessee Tech after guiding their schools to state championships this past season

April 5, 2012
Hayes, Heady take top honors at annual Awards Dinner
Tacarra Hayes and Molly Heady were the headliners Thursday evening as they came away with four of the seven awards at the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team’s annual awards dinner

March 29, 2012
Tacarra Hayes invited to “So you want to be a coach” program in Denver
Tennessee Tech senior guard Tacarra Hayes has been selected as one of only 50 participants nationwide to attend the “So You Want to be a Coach Program” at the NCAA Final Four in Denver

March 14, 2012
Bradley comeback in final minutes ends Tech season in WBI loss
Bradley trailed Tennessee Tech for more than 35 minutes Wednesday night, but the host Braves found a lethal inside-outside scoring combination and claimed a 74-71, comeback victory over the Golden Eagles in the Women's Basketball Invitational.

March 12, 2012
Golden Eagles visit Bradley in first round of Women's Basketball Invitational
The season isn't finished yet for coach Sytia Messer and the Tennessee Tech women's basketball team. The Golden Eagles will play Wednesday night at Bradley University in the first round of the Women's Basketball Invitational.

March 5, 2012
Hayes and Harris named to OVC All-Tournament Team
Tennessee Tech’s Tacarra Hayes and Jala Harris have been named to the Ohio Valley Conference All-Tournament Team after leading the TTU women’s basketball team to the finals of the OVC Tournament

March 3, 2012
Golden Eagles topped by UTM in OVC championship game
Tacarra Hayes had another sensational game, but Tennessee Tech's shooting woes from long range led to an 82-65 loss to UT Martin Saturday in the OVC Tournament championship game.

March 3, 2012
Golden Eagles battle UT Martin in OVC Finals
With its win over Eastern Illinois Friday in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament, the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team has set up a rematch of last year’s championship game against UT Martin

March 2, 2012
Golden Eagle squads get semifinal rematches as men face No. 9 Murray State, women take on Eastern Ill.
Both Tennessee Tech basketball squads played their way into OVC Tournament semifinal rematches with teams against whom they suffered close losses this season.

March 1, 2012
Nearly flawless first half keys Tech to OVC Tourney victory
The Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team was nearly flawless in the first 20 minutes of their first game of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament, pulled far away from Eastern Kentucky, and coasted to an 81-65 victory.

February 29, 2012
Athletics offers a fun, interactive way to follow Tech at the OVC Tournament
Perhaps the most interactive channel to date, Tennessee Tech Athletics is offering a live blog for fans to follow Golden Eagle action this week. During each of Tech's men's and women's games at the OVC Tournament, TTU Athletics will be manning a live blog for fans to view and with which to interact.

February 29, 2012
Golden Eagles await Eastern Kentucky Thursday
With its 11-5 Ohio Valley Conference record, the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team has earned a first-round bye in the OVC Tournament and will take on Eastern Kentucky, who defeated Tennessee State on Wednesday.

February 29, 2012
Hayes joins long list of elite Golden Eagles
Over the last four seasons, fans of Tech women’s basketball have witnessed not only the re-birth of the program, but they have also witnessed another great who will join the chorus of great players at Tennessee Tech in Tacarra Hayes

February 28, 2012
Golden Eagles Hayes, Harris net all-OVC honors
Hayes was named to her third straight all-OVC First Team, while Harris was named to the all-OVC Second Team and the all-Newcomer Team

February 27, 2012
Tech fans invited to "Music City Mingle" during OVC Basketball Tournament
Tennessee Tech fans attending the OVC Basketball Tournament are invited to attend the "Music City Mingle" events between sessions at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Nashville.

February 27, 2012
Buy locally! Get your OVC Tournament Tickets from Tech Athletics
Fans heading to Nashville this week for the OVC Basketball Tournament are reminded to purchase tickets from the TTU Athletics Ticket Office in order to be seated in the Golden Eagle cheering section.

February 27, 2012
Harris earns third OVC Newcomer of the Week award
After helping the Golden Eagles to a decisive 88-51 win over Murray State Saturday, in front of a record 6,512 fans at Eblen Center, Tennessee Tech junior Jala Harris was named the Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week Monday

February 25, 2012
Golden Eagles dominate Lady Racers, 88-51 on Senior Night
Tennessee Tech celebrated its first Senior Night in three years with a lopsided 88-51 victory over Murray State in front of an Eblen Center women's basketball record crowd of 6,512 fans.

February 23, 2012
Golden Eagles wrap up regular season at home with Senior Night
With the No. 3 seed of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament locked up, the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team will look to keep its momentum going into the tournament as it hosts Murray State Saturday on Senior Night.

February 23, 2012
Messer named to class of 2012 SEC Greats
Tennessee Tech women’s basketball coach Sytia Messer has been named to the Southeastern Conference Greats class of 2012 and will be recognized at the SEC women’s basketball tournament in Nashville next week

February 22, 2012
Ticket Update: Less than 1,000 tickets available for Saturday games
At the end of the day Wednesday, the Tennessee Tech Athletics Ticket Office reports that there are less than 1,000 tickets remaining on sale for the Saturday night OVC doubleheader against Murray State in Eblen Center.

February 20, 2012
Ticket Update: About 2,400 tickets remain on sale for Saturday
All of the seats in the lower bowl of Eblen Center are sold, but about 2,400 tickets remain for seats in the upper bowl for Saturday's OVC doubleheader against Murray State.

February 18, 2012
Tech clinches No. 3 seed with 66-51 win over Eastern Kentucky
The Tennessee Tech women's basketball team used balanced scoring, a big run in the first half and stingy defense from start to finish on the way to a 66-51 Ohio Valley Conference victory over Eastern Kentucky Saturday night in Eblen Center.

February 17, 2012
Getting to know Golden Eagle basketball player Jala Harris
In the continuing series of Getting to Know Tech's student-athletes, this installment looks into the personality of TTU women's basketball player Jala Harris.

February 16, 2012
OVC moves to East/West Divisional play in basketball for 2012-13
Tennessee Tech's basketball teams will compete in the OVC East Division beginning next season, under a plan for divisional play announced Thursday by the league office.

February 16, 2012
Golden Eagles host Eastern Kentucky Saturday
With Ohio Valley Conference playoff implications on the line, the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team will look to rebound Saturday as it hosts the Eastern Kentucky Lady Colonels

February 14, 2012
Harris nets second OVC Newcomer of the Week award
After leading the Golden Eagles in scoring this past week, Tennessee Tech sophomore Jala Harris has been named the Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week

February 13, 2012
Golden Eagles edged by one in final minute by league-leading Panthers
Eastern Illinois moved back into first place in the OVC standings, surviving a scare that went down to the final seconds before escaping Eblen Center Monday night with a 52-51 win over Tennessee Tech.

February 12, 2012
Athletics announces ticket plan for TTU students for Feb. 25 games
To accommodate what is expected to be a large demand for student seating for the Murray State basketball doubleheader on Saturday, Feb. 25, the Tennessee Tech Athletics Dept. is announcing a ticket plan for TTU students.

February 12, 2012
Golden Eagles open up homestand against OVC-leading Eastern Illinois
With its regular season road schedule wrapped up, the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team will look to continue its solid play in the Eblen Center Monday as it host the Eastern Illinois Panthers

February 11, 2012
Tech’s scoring runs are too much for Tennessee State to overcome
The Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team put together a pair of lengthy scoring runs to thwart Tennessee State Saturday evening in Nashville, as the Golden Eagles rolled to a 78-66 victory

February 10, 2012
Final road game of regular season awaits Golden Eagles
With its recent surge over the past few weeks, the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team will look to claim its fifth Ohio Valley Conference road win of the season Saturday as it takes on Tennessee State

February 9, 2012
Few reserved seat tickets remain for Tech doubleheader vs. Murray State, Feb. 25
Tickets are still available for Tennessee Tech’s doubleheader against Murray State on Saturday, Feb. 25, but less than 30 reserved seat tickets in the Eblen Center lower bowl remain. Upper bowl seats are now on sale.

February 6, 2012
Glidden helps Golden Eagles to come-from-behind road win at APSU
Rachel Glidden hit key baskets in the second half and blocked a potential game-tying shot in the waning seconds to help Tennessee Tech to a 68-65, come-from-behind win over Austin Peay Monday night in OVC action.

February 5, 2012
Golden Eagles look to claim fourth OVC road win of the season at Austin Peay
One of Tennessee Tech’s oldest rivalries will take center stage Monday evening, as the TTU women’s basketball team continues its road trip against the Austin Peay Lady Govs

February 4, 2012
Golden Eagles top Gamecocks, earn another OVC road win
Four Golden Eagles score in double-digits as Tech won its third-straight conference road game, defeating Jacksonville State 62-50 on Saturday. Molly Heady, Jala Harris, Rachel Glidden and Tacarra Hayes all scored in double-digits.

February 3, 2012
Golden Eagles look to bounce back against Jacksonville State
After a tough overtime loss to SIU Edwardsville Wednesday, the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team will look to get back on track Saturday as it travels to Jacksonville State

February 2, 2012
Molly Heady named to Academic All-District Team
With a perfect 4.0 GPA, Tennessee Tech sophomore Molly Heady has been named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-District First Team for her efforts both on the court and in the classroom

February 1, 2012
Golden Eagles edged in overtime by SIUE Cougars
SIU Edwardsville scored the winning basket with five seconds to play in overtime to claim a 64-62 Ohio Valley Conference road win Wednesday night in Eblen Center, snapping Tech's winning streak at four games.

February 1, 2012
Women's basketball to host Think Pink Night Feb. 18 in Eblen Center
The Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team is hosting its annual “Think Pink” Night in Eblen Center Saturday, February 18, when the Golden Eagles host Eastern Kentucky in an OVC contest.

January 31, 2012
Golden Eagles bring four-game winning streak back home as they host SIUE
After extending its winning streak to four games at the expense of Morehead State Monday, the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team returns home Wednesday as it looks to even the season series against SIU Edwardsville

January 30, 2012
Tacarra Hayes honored by College Sports Madness
Behind a solid showing against Jacksonville State and Eastern Kentucky last week, Tennessee Tech senior Tacarra Hayes has been named the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week by College Sports Madness Monday

January 30, 2012
Golden Eagle defense, late Cook heroics top Morehead State
The Tennessee Tech women's basketball team won its fourth consecutive game Monday night, using stout defense and some late-game heroics by Kellie Cook to claim a 57-53 OVC road win at Morehead State.

January 29, 2012
Golden Eagles look to keep thing rolling as they travel to Morehead State
With its first Ohio Valley Conference road win under its belt, the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team will look to keep its newfound momentum going as it travels to Morehead State Monday

January 28, 2012
Balanced offensive attack gives Golden Eagles first OVC road win
Paced by senior Tacarra Hayes’ third double-double of the season, the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team kept the Eastern Kentucky defense on the ropes all night long as the Golden Eagles secured their first Ohio Valley Conference road win of the season by the score of 82-67

January 27, 2012
Golden Eagles look to keep their success going as they travel to Eastern Kentucky
After capping off a perfect 2-0 homestand, the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team will try to keep things rolling as it hits the road to take on Eastern Kentucky Saturday

January 26, 2012
Spirited, vocal student groups backing Golden Eagles, winning prizes
Vocal, spirited student groups have made a difference this season in providing support for Tennessee Tech's basketball teams in Eblen Center, and will become even more critical as the Golden Eagles head into the final month of the season.

January 24, 2012
Get 'em here: Discount tickets on sale through Tuesday for OVC Tournament
Planning ahead can save Tennessee Tech basketball fans a little money, and buying from TTU will allow Golden Eagle fans to stand together when the time comes during the OVC Basketball Tournament in Nashville.

January 23, 2012
Tech shooting tops Gamecocks' rebounding as Golden Eagles win by six
The Tech women’s basketball team had one of its best shooting nights of the season to claim a 65-59 OVC victory over Jacksonville State Monday night, giving the Golden Eagles their fourth consecutive win in Eblen Center.

January 22, 2012
Story of Tech signee Mariah Dean featured on Atlanta television
Tennessee Tech women's basketball signee Mariah Dean survived a vicious dog attack when she was 11, and Atlanta television sports anchor Sam Crenshaw recently did a report on how she inspires her Mays High School teammates.

January 22, 2012
Snowy conditions expected at Eblen Center Monday night against Jacksonville State
The Golden Eagles are 3-0 at home in OVC play this season and have won their last six meetings against the Gamecocks

January 21, 2012
Golden Eagles need overtime, but finally subdue Redhawks, 60-57
Molly Heady scored six consecutive points in overtime that eventually led to a 60-57 OVC victory for Tennessee Tech Saturday night in Eblen Center as the Golden Eagles edged pesky Southeast Missouri.

January 20, 2012
Golden Eagle women open Saturday’s doubleheader against Southeast Missouri
Looking to get back to its winning ways, the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team will make its return to the Hooper Eblen Center Saturday evening to kick off an Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader against Southeast Missouri

January 19, 2012
Several championship teams to be featured at Basketball Alumni Day Feb. 25
Former Golden Eagle men's and women's basketball players are invited back to campus on Saturday, Feb. 25, when the university will host its annual Basketball Alumni Day. Tech hosts Murray State for an OVC doubleheader, and several Tech title teams will be featured.

January 19, 2012
SAAC "Hoops for Heroes" to collect donations at Saturday doubleheader
As part of the Ohio Valley Conference's "Hoops for Heroes" initiative, Tennessee Tech student-athletes will be in the stands at Saturday's doubleheader collecting donations to help send a local wounded warrior and his family to the OVC Tournament.

January 17, 2012
Western Kentucky rebounds to claim 71-58 win over Golden Eagles
Long-time women’s basketball rivals Tennessee Tech and Western Kentucky met for the 38th time Tuesday night in Diddle Arena and the host Hilltoppers rebounded from an early season loss to the Golden Eagles to claim a 71-58 win and split the season series.

January 15, 2012
TTU wraps up non-conference schedule at Western Kentucky
Looking to get back on track after their recent loss to Murray State, the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles will wrap up their non-conference schedule Tuesday as they travel to former Ohio Valley Conference rival Western Kentucky.

January 14, 2012
Second half surge not enough to overcome Murray State
Senior Tacarra Hayes records 11th career double-double with 24 points and 12 rebounds

January 12, 2012
Tennessee Tech begins road trip Saturday at Murray State
Riding high after its second win in a row, Tennessee Tech will look to make it three straight Saturday evening as the Golden Eagles travel to Murray State for the second game of an Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader

January 11, 2012
Eblen Center under "blizzard" advisory for two upcoming games
Whether or not the weather outside cooperates won't matter -- there is a "blizzard" advisory being posted for Eblen Center for a pair of upcoming games. Tech expects more than flurries when Jacksonville State visits, Jan. 19 and 23.

January 10, 2012
Harris and Hayes net OVC honors
After guiding the Golden Eagles to a 2-0 conference mark last week, Tennessee Tech senior Tacarra Hayes and junior Jala Harris have received a pair of Ohio Valley Conference awards with Hayes being named Player of the Week and Harris the Newcomer of the Week

January 9, 2012
Golden Eagles win second straight, top TSU Tigers 80-71
Tacarra Hayes scored 27 points and Jala Harris added 22 to help Tennessee Tech win its second consecutive game, 80-71 over Tennessee State, in a foul-filled affair Monday night in Eblen Center.

January 8, 2012
Golden Eagles wrap up homestand Monday against Tennessee State
With their first conference win under their belts, the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles will look to keep their new found momentum going as they host the Tennessee State Tigers Monday evening

January 7, 2012
Golden Eagles net 18-point OVC home win over Morehead State
Tacarra Hayes, Molly Heady and Jala Harris provided much of the offensive firepower and the Golden Eagles put together a solid defensive effort to earn a 68-50 victory over Morehead State Saturday night in the Eblen Center.

January 6, 2012
Golden Eagles open OVC home schedule Saturday against Morehead State
Looking for its initial conference win of the season, the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team returns to the Hooper Eblen Center to kick off an Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader against Morehead State Saturday evening

January 4, 2012
Fans encouraged to recycle when they attend events in Eblen Center
Through a partnership between Golden Eagle Athletics and R-Cubed Environmental Solutions, fans attending events in Tennessee Tech's Eblen Center are being encouraged to recycle cans and bottles.

January 2, 2012
Lunch plans? Sidelines Lunch resumes Tuesday with TTU basketball coaches
After a two-week holiday break, the Sidelines Lunch featuring Tennessee Tech basketball coaches Sytia Messer and Steve Payne resumes Tuesday in the Eagles Nest of Eblen Center. The public is welcome.

January 2, 2012
WCTE TV to air 10 Golden Eagle basketball games starting Thursday
WCTE TV has announced plans to televise 10 Tennessee Tech basketball games during the 2011-12 regular season, a program lineup that includes five men's games and five women's games on the PBS station.

January 2, 2012
Late run not enough to overcome SIU Edwardsville
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles nearly completed their second half comeback Monday evening at SIU Edwardsville, but the Cougars were able to withstand the Tech onslaught as they took the 62-54 victory

January 1, 2012
Golden Eagles continue OVC play at SIU Edwardsville
With their first Ohio Valley Conference game in the books, the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles will look to draw even in conference play as they travel to SIU Edwardsville Monday for a 7 p.m. tip.

December 31, 2011
Golden Eagles begin OVC play Saturday at UT Martin
With the first part of the season behind them, the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles will start off their Ohio Valley Conference schedule as they take on the UT Martin Skyhawks Saturday at 2 p.m.

December 31, 2011
Late run leads Skyhawk women to OVC-opening win over Tech
Tennessee Tech kept things close before a late run by UT Martin helped lift the host Skyhawks to an 83-61 victory over the Golden Eagles in the OVC opener for both teams Saturday afternoon.

December 28, 2011
Golden Eagles turn focus to OVC after five-point loss to Marshall
Tennessee Tech fought back from a 15-point deficit to claw its way to within two points late in the game, but Marshall held on for a 73-68 victory Wednesday night in Eblen Center.

December 26, 2011
Golden Eagles return home Wednesday as they host the Marshall Thundering Herd
With Christmas and a long road trip to Louisiana in the books, the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagle women's basketball team will look to get going again Wednesday night as it hosts the Marshall Thundering Herd at 7 p.m. The ticket office will open at 1 p.m.

December 21, 2011
Lady Techsters top Golden Eagles in battle of legendary programs
The host Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters came out on top in a battle between two of the teams with the most wins in women's basketball history. The Lady Techsters claimed an 82-64 win Wednesday afternoon.

December 20, 2011
Tennessee Tech wraps up road trip Wednesday at Louisiana Tech
Fresh off their win Monday at Louisiana Monroe, the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles will look to make it a perfect Louisiana trip as they take on the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters Wednesday at 2 p.m.

December 19, 2011
Better late than never; Late surge lifts Tech to 68-64 win
Senior Tacarra Hayes led a late second half surge that lifted Tennessee Tech to a 68-64 non-conference road victory Monday night at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

December 18, 2011
Golden Eagles head to Louisiana to take on UL Monroe Warhawks
With finals week behind them, the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagle women's basketball team has hit the road for a pair of games in Louisiana before heading into Christmas break beginning with UL Monroe Monday, at 7 p.m.

December 16, 2011
Hoop Troop members can bring a friend FREE to game vs. Marshall
Members of Tennessee Tech's Hoop Troop kids club can bring a friend with them free to the women's basketball game against Marshall Wednesday night.

December 13, 2011
Ticket office holiday hours announced; Tickets make great gifts (hint, hint)
Looking for a Christmas gift? How about tickets to Golden Eagle basketball games? Or treat yourself during the holidays...and beyond. With the busy holidays upon us, check this schedule for when the Athletics Ticket Office will be open.

December 13, 2011
Hayes named the OVC Player of the Week
Tennessee Tech senior Tacarra Hayes has been named the adidas Ohio Valley Conference’s Player of the Week

December 10, 2011
TTU’s second half surge not enough to get by Samford
A very one-sided first half morphed into a nail-biting second half that saw the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles nearly pull one out before taking a 61-55 loss at Samford Saturday afternoon

December 9, 2011
Golden Eagles head to Samford Saturday
Having put one in the win column against a former Ohio Valley Conference foe last Wednesday, the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team will look to keep that trend going as it takes on the Samford Bulldogs Saturday, at 2 p.m.

December 7, 2011
Hayes leads Golden Eagles to 69-59 win over WKU Lady 'Toppers
Senior Tacarra Hayes put together a complete game Wednesday with 30 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals to lead Tennessee Tech to a 10-point victory over rival Western Kentucky in Eben Center.

December 6, 2011
Golden Eagles host old rival Western Kentucky Wednesday
An old rivalry will take center stage Wednesday evening in Eblen Center as the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team hosts former Ohio Valley Conference rival Western Kentucky

December 5, 2011
Red-hot second half lifts Lipscomb to 66-61 win over Golden Eagles
Lipscomb found the range in the second half, erasing a first-half deficit with 70 percent shooting after the break to roll to a 66-61 victory over Tennessee Tech Monday night in Eblen Center.

December 4, 2011
Tech begins two-game homestand Monday against Lipscomb Lady Bisons
After a rough November in which the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team went 2-5, the Golden Eagles will look to start anew in December as it hosts the Lipscomb Lady Bisons Monday, with the opening tip set for 7 p.m.

December 1, 2011
Tech women’s basketball game against Louisiana Tech moved up to 2 p.m.
The Tennessee Tech women’s basketball game scheduled on Dec. 21 at Louisiana Tech has had its start time moved up to 2 p.m. It was originally scheduled for a 7 p.m. start

November 29, 2011
Shots won't fall as Golden Eagles downed by Alabama A&M
The Tennessee Tech women's basketball team just couldn't get its shots to fall Tuesday night, shooting 21 percent from the field in a 61-35 loss at Alabama A&M in Huntsville in non-conference action.

November 28, 2011
Golden Eagles travel to Alabama A&M
Looking for their second road victory of the season, the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team will head to Huntsville, Ala. Tuesday to take on the Alabama A&M Lady Bulldogs. The opening tip is set for 6 p.m.

November 26, 2011
Catamounts slip past Tech with three-point, comeback victory
The only number that matters -- the final score -- had Western Carolina on top Saturday night as the Catamounts slipped past Tech for a come-from-behind, 61-58 non-conference women's basketball victory in Eben Center.

November 25, 2011
Golden Eagles welcome in Western Carolina Saturday
After a rough outing at Middle Tennessee, the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team will look to rebound Saturday evening as it hosts a 7 p.m. contest against the Western Carolina Catamounts

November 23, 2011
Golden Eagles come in at 25th in the Mid-Major Poll
In the most recent poll conducted by CollegeInsider.com, the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team is ranked 25th in the NCAA Mid-Major Top 25

November 23, 2011
Golden Eagles head to Middle Tennessee
An old rivalry takes center stage Wednesday evening as the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team hits the road to take on the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders beginning at 7 p.m.

November 23, 2011
Blue Raiders steal 74-55 victory from Golden Eagles
Middle Tennessee swiped the latest meeting with Tennessee Tech in the long-standing rivalry, claiming a 74-55 victory Wednesday night in the Murphy Center with the help of 33 steals.

November 21, 2011
Golden Eagles reach million fans in Eblen Center, outlast Tennessee Wesleyan
Balanced scoring and stout second half defense helped lift Tennessee Tech to a 66-52 victory over Tennessee Wesleyan Monday night as the team reached one million fans in Eblen Center's 36th season.

November 20, 2011
Tennessee Tech women’s basketball hosts Tennessee Wesleyan
Fresh off its three contests of the Preseason WNIT, the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team will get a little more home cooking as it welcomes in the Tennessee Wesleyan Lady Bulldogs for a 7 p.m. contest Monday

November 18, 2011
Long Island holds off Tech in Eblen Center WNIT tilt
Long Island used a 16-0 run midway in the second half to take a lead, then held off a late rally by Tennessee Tech to claim a 62-60 victory over the Golden Eagles in a WNIT contest in Eblen Center Friday night.

November 16, 2011
Golden Eagles remain steady at 16th in Mid-Major Poll
In the most recent poll conducted by CollegeInsider.com, the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team is ranked 16th in the NCAA Mid-Major Top 25

November 14, 2011
Golden Eagles conclude Preseason WNIT with home game against Long Island
After a rough game against No. 22 UCLA last weekend, the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team will get to wrap up the Preseason WNIT Friday, as it hosts Long Island, at 7 p.m.

November 13, 2011
Golden Eagles stopped in preseason WNIT by No. 22 UCLA, 74-52
The 22nd ranked UCLA Bruins used a solid defensive first half to build a lead and staved off Tennessee Tech in the second half for a 74-52 win Sunday afternoon in a preseason WNIT contest in the John Wooden Center.

November 12, 2011
TTU women’s basketball to take on UCLA in second round of Preseason WNIT
After a convincing 87-76 victory over East Tennessee State last Friday, the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team will look keep things rolling in the Preseason WNIT as it travels to Los Angeles to take on No. 22 UCLA Sunday, at 4 p.m.

November 11, 2011
Women's basketball team to welcome Millionth Fan in Eblen Center
One lucky fan who attends Tennessee Tech's first women's basketball home game this season will be rewarded for the loyalty of the team's fans throughout the years by being recognized as the team's Millionth Fan in Eblen Center.

November 11, 2011
Mariah Dean and Tia Nicholson sign with Tennessee Tech
Tennessee Tech women’s basketball coach Sytia Messer flexed her recruiting muscle recently as she announced the signing of Mariah Deana and Tia Nicholson

November 11, 2011
Kellie Cook's career-performance lifts Tech to season-opening WNIT win
Kellie Cook caught fire, pouring in a career-high 36 points, and Tennessee Tech led throughout the game en route to a season-opening 87-76 victory over East Tennessee State Friday night in the Preseason Women’s National Invitation Tournament.

November 9, 2011
TTU women’s basketball team begins season at ETSU
With the start of their 2011-12 season just days away, the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team will begin its season with some of the best competition the NCAA has to offer as they take part in the Preseason WNIT. Tech begins play with East Tennessee State Friday, at 6 p.m.

November 8, 2011
WHUB to air weekly Coach's Show with Messer, Payne each Wednesday
Tennessee Tech basketball coaches Sytia Messer and Steve Payne will join Roger Ealey each week on WHUB am 1400 for the weekly TTU Coach's Show, airing Wednesdays at 8 p.m.

November 8, 2011
Messer speaks at Cookeville Kiwanis Club
Tennessee Tech head women’s basketball coach Sytia Messer spoke at the Cookeville Kiwanis Club Tuesday afternoon

November 8, 2011
Preseason WNIT to feature top competition from around NCAA
There’s no doubt that the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team will begin its 2011-12 season with some potentially competitive games over the next two weeks in the Preseason WNIT

November 7, 2011
Defense, balanced scoring lead to big exhibition win over Bryan College
The Tennessee Tech women's basketball team used smothering defense and balanced scoring to earn an 86-41 victory over visiting Bryan College Monday night in an exhibition contest in Eblen Center.

November 6, 2011
Basketball Poster Nights at two home games in November
First Tennessee Bank will host Poster Night at the first women's and men's basketball home games of the 2011-12 season in Eblen Center, with free TTU schedule posters for Golden Eagle fans.

November 6, 2011
Golden Eagles host Bryan College in exhibition contest
For the second time in as many seasons, the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team will kick off its season with an exhibition contest at Eblen Center against the Lions of Bryan College Monday evening. The opening tip is set for 7 p.m.

November 4, 2011
TTU women’s basketball to unveil 2010-11 championship banner
A Tennessee Tech tradition makes its way back to Eblen Center Monday night as the women’s basketball team will celebrate its 2011 conference title with the unveiling of its 2010-11 Ohio Valley Conference championship banner

November 3, 2011
Golden Eagles women’s basketball ranked 16th in Mid-Major Poll
In the most recent poll conducted by collegeinsider.com, the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team is ranked 16th in the NCAA women’s Basketball Mid-Major Top 25

November 3, 2011
Golden Eagles set to make a run at the NCAA Tournament
The Golden Eagles begin the season Monday, at 7 p.m., with an exhibition contest against Bryan College in Eblen Center. TTU opens the regular season at East Tennessee State on Friday, Nov. 11, in the opening round of the Preseason WNIT.

November 1, 2011
Start times for 2011-12 Golden Eagle basketball games announced
Tennessee Tech has announced the starting times for all Golden Eagle basketball games during the 2011-12 season, home and away. The season begins Monday with a women's exhibition game.

October 26, 2011
Payne, Messer speak to Cookeville Noonday Rotary Club
Tennessee Tech head basketball coaches Steve Payne and Sytia Messer implored Cookeville Noonday Rotary Club members to support both Golden Eagle squads in the upcoming 2011-12 season at the organization’s Wednesday meeting.

October 25, 2011
Tech picked first in OVC; Hayes named Preseason Player of the Year
Entering the 2011-12 season however, the bar has been set even higher as the Golden Eagles have been selected to finish first in the Ohio Valley Conference for the first time in six years, with senior Tacarra Hayes being named the OVC Preseason Player of the Year

October 21, 2011
Hoop Troop forming: New kids' fan club for Tech Basketball teams
Young basketball fans are invited to join a brand new, official kids club to follow Tennessee Tech Basketball in 2010-11. The Hoop Troop is for fans ages 3 through 18, and a membership includes many benefits.

October 20, 2011
Tennessee Tech women’s basketball hosts “Meet the Golden Eagles”
Just like in its home games from a season ago, the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team continues to draw crowds as the Golden Eagle faithful packed the Eblen Center Thursday evening for the annual “Meet the Golden Eagles.”

October 10, 2011
A pair of Golden Eagles earn preseason marks from College Sports Madness
With just a week of practice already under their belts, the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles have already begun to rake in the preseason awards.

October 5, 2011
Tennessee Tech women’s basketball begins practice for 2011-12 season
Practice makes perfect is a phrase that everyone has heard at some point in their lives and there’s no doubt that the hard work the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team will be the cornerstone to another successful season

September 23, 2011
Women's Basketball opens season at WNIT Preseason Tournament
The Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team enters the 2011-12 season after completing one of the most successful seasons in the program’s history a year ago. Even though Tech won its 16th Ohio Valley Conference Championship last season, the Golden Eagles will be anything but complacent as their 2011-12 schedule clearly shows.

September 15, 2011
Golden Eagle women's basketball hosts Welcome Back Picnic
The Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team hosted its annual Welcome Back Picnic for the upcoming 2011-12 basketball season Thursday evening in the Eagles Nest, at Eblen Center

August 11, 2011
Golden Eagle women's basketball inks another recruit for 2011-12 season
Tennessee Tech women’s basketball coach Sytia Messer has announced the signing of 5’-10” guard Christina Caddy, an Oklahoma high school player with one season at Barton (Kan.) Community College

June 14, 2011
Tennessee Tech campus keeping busy with summer sports camps
Summertime on the Tennessee Tech campus means sports camps, and visits by hundreds of youngsters. Currently Golden Eagle coaches are hosting camps in baseball, softball and girl's basketball, with boy's basketball team camps set to begin Thursday.