Around the nest: Women’s basketball defeats MTSU

Tech basketball stars show out early

The women’s basketball team defeated Middle Tennessee State University on Nov. 16 for the first time in 14 years, and is ranked fifth in the OVC with a standing record of 5-2.

"Since our staff got here two years ago, it's been all about the process, and that's what we'll continue to focus on,” head coach Kim Rosamond said. “We're going to figure out how we can continue to get better so we can become the team we want to be when the OVC season comes around in January."

 Sophomore guard Jordan Brock is leading the team by averaging 13.3 points per game and shooting 40 percent from the 3-point line. 

The team returns to the home court Dec. 18 against University of North Carolina Asheville. 

Men’s Basketball

The men’s team lost its matchups with No. 7 University of North Carolina Ashville and No. 11 Michigan State in the Continental Time Las Vegas Invitational.

The team sits at 1-6 and is ranked last in the OVC.

"I've told them the last few days 'it's all going to click, I don't know when, but it will click for you if you keep plugging.' Hopefully this is the start of it and we'll be the team I think we can be from here on out," head coach Steve Payne said.

Junior center Micaiah Henry is leading the team by averaging 14.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per game

The team plays their next home game on Dec. 6 against Warren Wilson College.

Both teams will begin conference play on Jan. 3 at Tennessee State University.