By Layne Weitzel, TTU Sports Information
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech hits the road for the final time in the 2017-18 regular season, paying visits to Austin Peay and Murray State to wrap up its home-and-home series with the two teams.
Tech tips off at Austin Peay on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 5:15 p.m. CT and at Murray State on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 5 p.m. CT.
- 2016-17 record: 14-16, 8-8 Ohio Valley Conference (tied for fourth in the regular season; lost to 4-seed UT Martin 59-43 in the tournament first round)
- Notables: APSU head coach David Midlick and Tech head coach Kim Rosamond share the same alma mater, as they were both Ole Miss Rebels in the 90's. Midlick played at Ole Miss from 1988-91, helping the Rebels to an NIT appearance in 1989 and a Southeastern Conference Tournament championship appearance in 1990. Midlick led the team in both free-throw and three-point field goal percentage in 1989… Austin Peay returns to Clarksville for the first time since Jan. 27 after enduring a four-game road trip. APSU split its four away games over the past two weeks, defeating Southeast Missouri and Eastern Illinois and falling to UT Martin and Murray State. In its two losses, the Governors allowed a combined 191 points (100 points to UT Martin and 91 points to Murray State).
Murray State Racers (9-16, 5-9 OVC)
- 2016-17 record: 15-14, 7-9 Ohio Valley Conference (tied for sixth in the regular season)
- Notables: Senior Racer Ke'Shunan James is one of two OVC players to average more than 20 points per game (20.7) and one of four to average more than eight rebounds (8.3). In her previous game with Tech, she managed just 16 points and three rebounds… Murray State will play its final home game of the season on Saturday vs. Tech. The Racers have had trouble defending their home court, breaking even with a 6-6 record inside the CFSB Center. Murray State will welcome Jacksonville State (15-10, 9-5 OVC) to Kentucky on Thursday.