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February 2, 2014

Tennessee Tech takes on the Tennessee State Tigers in OVC showdown


By Jocelyn VerVelde, TTU Sports Information Coordinator

Gameday Central

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Tech women's basketball team meets up with Tennessee State on Monday night for the second time of the season as they host the Tigers in a 7 p.m. CT showdown.

The last time these two squads met, Tennessee Tech put together a sensational second half to storm past host Tennessee State on January 16 and a claim a 77-68 Ohio Valley Conference road victory in the Gentry Center. It was the eighth TTU win in a row in the rivalry with TSU. 

 Junior guard Diamond Henderson shook off her first-half shooting woes to lead Tech with 21 points, while freshman Hannah Goolsby drained 4-of-5 from long range and added 17 points. T'Keyah Williams powered up 15 points and grabbed six rebounds, while senior Kayla Brewer grabbed nine rebounds. Brianna Lawrence went 6-for-10 from outside the arc and led all scorers with 25 to pace the Tigers. Chelsea Hudson had a double-double for the home team, posting 11 points and 11 rebounds, while Rachel Allen also scored 11. Alana Morris chipped in with five points and nine rebounds.

The Golden Eagles will be looking to rebound from a less-than-perfect outing against Belmont on Saturday night.  The Bruins used a massive difference in free throws, coupled with a big rebounding advantage to steal a 69-56 win in the Hooper Eblen Center. Tech had three in twin digits, topped by Goolsby and Henderson with 12 each. Candace Parson added 11 points and a team-high eight rebounds.

Monday night's game will be Youth Basketball Night and all youth participants in the area will receive free admission if they wear their basketball shirts or jerseys.

Tickets for Monday's game as well as answers to promotional ticket questions are available by calling the TTU ticket office at (931) 372-3940.