COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The ability to put aside one's own personal goals and agenda and concentrate on doing whatever it takes to accomplish what the team has set out to accomplish is a true sign of a leader.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – It’s going to be a tough test for the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team on Thursday night as the Golden Eagles head to Clarksville to take on Austin Peay.
Tipoff on Thursday at the Dunn Center is slated for 4:30 p.m. Roger Ealey will provide the radio call for 106.1 The Eagle, while Ethan Schmidt and Josh Stephenson will handle broadcast duties on ESPN+ (subscription required).
Austin Peay comes into the contest on Thursday with a 7-4 record, 5-2 in the Ohio Valley Conference. The Governors had a quick start in the league winning its first five games in league play, knocking off Murray State, Eastern Kentucky, Tennessee State, SIUE and Eastern Illinois in succession.
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -- The Tennessee Tech women's basketball game at Jacksonville State on Monday night will see a slightly earlier start time than originally scheduled.
On Tuesday, the Ohio Valley Conference approved a 6 p.m. start time for Monday's contest, a departure from the scheduled 7 p.m. previously announced. The game was a makeup from the originally scheduled December 3 matchup that was postponed due to COVID protocol.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – It was a dominant performance for the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team on Saturday night as the Golden Eagles cleared their bench for an 83-34 victory over visiting Tennessee State.
“I’m proud of our kids and proud of their effort,” said Tech head coach Kim Rosamond. “It was a really good team win. It was a good way to bounce back from a really tough road weekend last weekend at Morehead State and Eastern Kentucky.
“While we would have loved to play Belmont on Thursday night, we really needed some time to work on ourselves, especially during this COVID season. Practice time has been very difficult to find, so being able to get in here for three days and really work on, first of all, defense, since we were not pleased with our defensive effort last weekend. We also haven’t been shooting the ball well.”
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – After a tough week on the road, the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team is ready to get back in action in front of their home fans. The Golden Eagles will get that opportunity on Saturday as they host Tennessee State.
Tipoff against the Lady Tigers is scheduled for 5 p.m. Roger Ealey will provide the radio call on 106.1 The Eagle, while Dylan Vazzano and Michael Cooper will cover the game via streaming on ESPN+ (subscription required).
Tennessee State, under the direction of first-year head coach Ty Evans, has had a rough go of it so far, posting a 0-8 record, 0-6 in the Ohio Valley. Despite hosting three players who are averaging double figures, the Lady Tigers have only had one game this season that ended in a single-digit result with an 88-83 loss to Georgia State in overtime.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- After Thursday night's scheduled game between the Tennessee Tech women and Belmont was postponed to the Bruins' COVID protocol, the game was announced as rescheduled for Tuesday, February 23. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the Eblen Center.
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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech calendar for Thursday will shift as the Golden Eagle women’s game against Belmont has been postponed as the Bruins continue to go through COVID protocol.
As a result, the Tech men’s game will move up from an originally-scheduled 8 p.m. scheduled tipoff to 6 p.m.
The makeup date between the Tech women and Belmont at the Eblen Center is still to be determined.
RICHMOND, Ky. – The difference statistically between Tennessee Tech and Eastern Kentucky pretty much came down to one thing on Saturday afternoon – the Colonels got to the free-throw line and the Golden Eagles didn’t.
As Eastern Kentucky pulled away on runs, Tech responded chipping away and chipping away, even climbing back within one with 8:37 remaining in the contest. But as the Colonels started seeing the charity stripe more and more in the waning seconds, EKU was able to inflate its lead to the final margin of 73-65.
The defeat spoiled Tech’s first two double-doubles of the season as senior Mackenzie Coleman grabbed her eighth career double-double and junior Anna Jones tacking on her first. Coleman led the Golden Eagles with 15 points and 10 boards, while Jones had 12 points and 10 rebounds.
RICHMOND, Ky. – If there's any team in the Ohio Valley Conference that is gunning for the Tennessee Tech women, Eastern Kentucky probably fits that bill.
The Golden Eagles have taken the last four meetings and Tech owns a 70-28 record in the all-time series. With the Colonels reversing their trends of the past few seasons with a 4-5 start, 3-2 in the Ohio Valley, Saturday's contest could be an interesting matchup.
MOREHEAD, Ky. – Even when Morehead State went on a few runs, Tennessee Tech kept finding ways to climb back. Thursday’s game came down to the wire, but the final Morehead stretch came late and even some last-second heroics from Jada Guinn and Kesha Brady weren’t enough to knot the game once more.
The homestanding Eagles topped Tech 65-62 on Thursday night at Johnson Arena, but the Golden Eagles (4-3, 2-2 Ohio Valley Conference) won’t have long to dwell on the loss as they travel up the road to Eastern Kentucky on Saturday to finish Tech’s Death Valley swing.
MOREHEAD, Ky. – When the Tennessee Tech women tip off on Thursday afternoon at Morehead State, it will be the first game since December 19 for the homestanding Eagles.
Holiday aside, the extended break saw a game against Bellarmine canceled and a contest against SIUE postponed. Now, nearly 18 days later, they’ll entertain the Golden Eagles.
Tipoff on Wednesday is slated for 3 p.m. Central time. Roger Ealey will provide the call for 106.1 The Eagle, while Jack Kizer will handle play-by-play duties for ESPN+ (subscription required).
CHARLESTON, Ill. – There were certainly plenty of moments where Saturday’s game looked in doubt, but don’t tell that to sophomore Maaliya Owens.
In the fourth quarter alone, Owens scored nine of her 16 points, helping to propel the Tennessee Tech women from a 15-point deficit nearing the midpoint of the third quarter to a 72-67 victory over Eastern Illinois on Saturday afternoon at Lantz Arena.
CHARLESTON, Ill. – It’s time to take the show back out on the road. The Tennessee Tech women’s basketball spent almost all of December in the friendly confines of the Hooper Eblen Center, only playing once on the road in the Golden Eagles’ season opener at Chattanooga.
On Saturday, they’ll hit the road once again as Tech heads to Eastern Illinois.
Due to guidelines issued by the state of Illinois, fans will not be allowed at Saturday’s game. The game, set to tip off at 1 p.m., will be broadcast on ESPN+ (subscription required) with Rob Calhoun and Rameen Karsbassloon handling play-by-play and analyst duties.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – When a team is shooting as hot as Southeast Missouri was on Wednesday night, even when Tennessee Tech was doing the right things, it was overshadowed.
The Golden Eagles saw their three-game winning streak snapped on Wednesday in the Hooper Eblen Center, falling 79-70 to the visiting Redhawks.
Tech (3-2, 1-1 Ohio Valley Conference) won’t have time to dwell on the defeat long as they return to action on Saturday at Eastern Illinois for a 1 p.m. contest.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – How things change in just a matter of time. The last time Tennessee Tech and Southeast Missouri faced off in women’s basketball, the Cookeville and Putnam County area was hardly 48 hours removed from a devastating tornado. A week later, the COVID-19 pandemic made its early moves into our normal day-to-day routine and things have hardly been the same since.
Now, over nine months later, the two teams take each other again as Ohio Valley Conference action fills out the rest of the Golden Eagle slate. Tipoff Wednesday is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Wednesday at the Hooper Eblen Center.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – On the same day senior guard Jordan Brock was honored for surpassing the 1,000-point mark in her career, she showed why she has been a crucial part of the Tennessee Tech offense over the last few years.
Brock ended the game with 22 points as she helped lead the Golden Eagles to a 73-59 victory over Western Kentucky on Sunday in a game that was a quick change after Saturday’s opponent, Samford, had to cancel as the team entered COVID protocols.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – It will be a hectic couple of days for the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team as it hosts a pair of matinees on Sunday and Monday to close out the pre-Christmas slate.
With the cancellation of Saturday’s game against Samford, the Golden Eagles will pick up Western Kentucky on Sunday. The action will continue on Monday as Tech hosts Mercer.
Both games are scheduled for 2 p.m. tipoffs. Roger Ealey will provide the radio call on 106.1 The Eagle, while Buddy Pearson and Michael Cooper will handle the broadcast on ESPN+ (subscription required).
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – After a quick turnaround, the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team was able to find an opponent for this weekend as the Golden Eagles will entertain Western Kentucky.
The game will be held on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Eblen Center.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Saturday’s game between Samford and the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team has been canceled as the visiting Bulldogs have entered COVID protocols.
The Tech women are looking for an additional opponent to fill in on Saturday. If successful, that will be announced late this afternoon into the evening.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – With the game on the line, the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team came up big at the free-throw line, using a 17-for-19 night as the momentum to hold off Western Carolina 67-63 on Wednesday night at the Hooper Eblen Center.
“Sometimes you just have to dig in and find ways to win,” said Tech head coach Kim Rosamond. “I thought our kids did, especially in the second half. There’s not much pretty about it other than it was a W. I’m proud of the way they were able to dig deep. We made plays when we had to make plays. We won the game at the free-throw line."
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – After a successful home opener on Sunday, the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team will continue the homestand as the Golden Eagles entertain Western Carolina on Wednesday night.
Tipoff is slated for 6 p.m. Roger Ealey will provide the radio call for 106.1 The Eagle, while Dylan Vazzano and Michael Cooper will call the action on ESPN+ (subscription required).
The Golden Eagles (1-1) pulled together a complete team effort on Sunday to knock off Jacksonville State in Tech’s Ohio Valley Conference opener and only league action until December 30. Senior Kesha Brady knocked down a pair of go-ahead free throws with four seconds remaining en route to 27 points – her third-highest point total in her career and most at home. She was also 13-of-16 from the free-throw line, a career-best as well.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – In just after her first two games in a Tennessee Tech uniform, junior guard/forward Anna Jones is already pulling in accolades as the Middle Tennessee transfer was named the co-recipient of the Ohio Valley Conference’s Newcomer of the Week award.
The weekly OVC honors are selected by the league’s sports information contacts.
Jones averaged 12 points for her first two contests, but against Jacksonville State, the Jackson native scored 21 points on 7-of-9 shooting, including a 4-for-6 effort from 3-point range. Jones also had four steals.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – It’s amazing how much difference 48 hours can make. After a tough outing at Chattanooga to open the 2020-21 campaign on Friday, the Tennessee Tech women overcame a late deficit in the fourth quarter to top Jacksonville State 68-66 on Sunday in the Hooper Eblen Center.
“We have the utmost respect for Jacksonville State and head coach Rick Pietri,” Tech head coach Kim Rosamond said. “Year-in and year-out, they are among the top teams in the league, and we knew this was just going to be a battle. The improvements that our team made were just really incredible. I’m just really proud of them and their effort. This was just a total team win with some just unbelievable individual performances.”
Senior Kesha Brady topped her total from Friday by one point as she ended Sunday’s victory with 27 points and six boards over 39 of 40 minutes as she helped the Golden Eagles rally from a seven-point JSU advantage with 6:39 remaining. Brady was named the Special Olympics Player of the Game after the effort.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The contest at Jacksonville State for the Tennessee Tech women now has a new date as the Golden Eagles will travel to JSU on Monday, January 25.
Tipoff is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start.
The game was originally scheduled for December 3, but was postponed for COVID protocols.
Tech opens the season on Friday at Chattanooga, then will host Jacksonville State on Sunday at 1 p.m. to open Ohio Valley Conference play.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – One game in the books and the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team won’t have much time to dwell on the past as the Golden Eagles open Ohio Valley Conference play on Sunday against Jacksonville State.
Tipoff for the game is slated for 1 p.m. Sunday. Roger Ealey will have the call on 106.1 The Eagle, while Dylan Vazzano and Michael Cooper will provide broadcast duties on ESPN+.
Tech is coming off of a tough 76-65 loss on Friday to open the season at Chattanooga. It was an uncharacteristic performance, but it was also the team’s first game of the season after COVID protocols wiped out the first four games of the season.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team started quickly and finished strong. It was the middle two stanzas, however, that made it a tough day for the Golden Eagles.
As Tech shook off the rust of opening the season in mid-December, the Golden Eagles still gave Chattanooga a fight in a 76-65 loss on Friday afternoon.
Senior guard Kesha Brady put her effort into overdrive as she collected 11 of her 26 points in the final quarter as Tech bounced back from a 21-point deficit. She narrowly missed a double-double as she pulled down a team-high eight boards in the contest.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – It’s a busy weekend for the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team as it kicks off its golden anniversary season with a pair of games on Friday and Sunday.
Up first, the Golden Eagles travel to Chattanooga on Friday to take on the Mocs at McKenzie Arena with opening tip slated for a 2 p.m. Central start. That game will be available on 106.1 The Eagle with Dylan Vazzano providing the radio call, while also streamed on ESPN+ with Chris Goforth and Todd Agne describing the action.
Chattanooga will not allow fans outside of student-athlete families to attend through the end of December, due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Hamilton County.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – With the first year finished and the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team officially off the ground, there were many players who were helping the program take flight.
From the span of 1973 to 1978, the names Pam Cassity and Gayle Burgess Hastings shine among the brightest. That span saw three Tennessee College Women’s Sports Federation state championships, three AIAW regional crowns and four AIAW national tournament appearances.
That five-year run for the Tech women were a legendary one as the Golden Eagles went 26-5 in 1973-74, 27-5 in 1974-75, 28-2 in 1975-76, 28-8 in 1976-77 and 19-14 in 1977-78.