Tuesday, January 23, 2007


That's TTU's overall record, and they are 7-4 in the OVC. Murray State came to town against the Golden Eagles, but we were there to fight them off, live on ESPNU.

I got to the 6 PM game at about 5:10 to get a good spot. I looked and saw a bunch of my friends who were huddled discussing something. They then asked, "Hey, you want to help us with something?" I couldn't resist. "What?" I asked. They were getting their bodies painted for television. I had done it before when TTU played Eastern Kentucky in football. A game where the student section destroyed the EKU morale. We had over 30 students participate in the painting. I loved it!

This game was no different. From the start, the student section hammered the Murray State players. It didn't help that after getting 2 shots in the net in the first three minutes, #3 Ray George air-balled one of his first shots. From then on, whenever the ball touched his hands, a thunderous "AIR-BALL! AIR-BALL! AIR-BALL!" echoed through the Eblen Center. Rogers ended up 3-10 for the whole game with only one basket in the remaining 37 (of 40) minutes of the game.

In the end, the score was 63-52 Golden Eagles. Tech is now 3-0 for the Fall 2006/Spring 2007 when on the ESPNU. Tech is 8-1 at home for the basketball season and is currently on a 5 game winning streak.

"If Tennessee Tech plays the way they did tonight: Their up and down style, their full court pressure defense, and they've got a host of athletes. They're going to be tough to stop once this tournament gets to Nashville.
...Watch out for Mike Sutton and Tennessee Tech." - ESPN U Commentators Dave Weekley and Mark Adams

See Also:
TTU Sports Recap
ESPN Recap