Tennessee Tech's women's basketball team is gearing up for a crucial four-game homestand, commencing with a match against Tennessee State, as the season approaches its final stages and the Ohio Valley Conference championships draw near. The team is still in contention for a second-place finish in the league and a double-bye in the conference tournament, making these home games pivotal. Additionally, the upcoming game is Tech's Play4Kay event, honoring those affected by cancer. The Golden Eagles, currently in seventh place, are two games behind the team in second, presenting an opportunity to climb the standings. However, the team has struggled at home in league play, making the remaining home games essential for their postseason aspirations. On the other hand, Tennessee State has lost five of its last seven games and is yet to secure a road victory this season.

By the Numbers
  • Tennessee Tech's record: 11-12 overall, 6-6 OVC
  • Tennessee State's record: 7-15 overall, 4-8 OVC
  • Tennessee State's average points per game: 62.6
  • Tennessee Tech's Maaliya Owens' average points per game: 15.3
State of Play
  • Tennessee State has lost five of its last seven games
  • Tennessee State has not won a road contest this season, going 0-10 away from home
  • Tennessee Tech has won five of its last eight games and is in contention for a higher position in the conference standings
Bottom Line

Tennessee Tech's upcoming games, including the clash against Tennessee State, hold significant importance for the team's league standings and postseason hopes, while Tennessee State aims to turn around its recent performance with a much-needed road win.