Tennessee Technological University Golden Eagles
In a one-sided affair from start to finish, the Tennessee Volunteers were defeated 31-14 by the Georgia Tech Golden Eagles in the second half of their game against the University of Tennessee in Knoxville on Saturday night. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles played the Tennessee Vols in front of more than 1,000 fans at a sold-out Neyland Stadium.
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles walk off the field after their game against the Tennessee Vols on Saturday, September 2, 2015 at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tennessee Tech's Goldenagles will play the Jacksonville State Gamecocks for the first time in school history on Saturday at 7: 30 p.m. in Jacksonville, Fla.
The team lost to the Jacksonville State Gamecocks in their last meeting in Knoxville, where they trailed by as many as 30 points in the second half after trailing 46-20 after the first half. The Golden Eagles made 11 of their 15 attempts and scored more than 30 points before being allowed 28 or more in a 74-50 loss. In the first half, the Wild Cocks went 24-for-50 from the field, giving them a 48.0% shooting rate.
If we're talking shots from beyond the arc, Jacksonville State buried them, and Tennessee Tech made only one of its first seven shots of the game, finishing the contest with a 3-for-11 shooting rate from the field and a 1-of-4 shooting from behind the three-point line.
The Gamecocks allowed the Golden Eagles to convert 25 of 56 attempts from the floor, earning them 44.6% in the match-up. Xavier hit just 2-for-11 from three - scoring, leading them to just one - on 10 shots on their shot attempts from beyond the arc, but they hit a pair of 3-point attempts, one from deep and one at the free throw line.
Morehead State came in at 63.6 points per game, ranked 313 in the country, and had similar offensive efforts. KenPom - adapted defense, but they were better defensively, allowing 66.2 points per game (that's 226th), while defensively allowing them to rank 104th in the nation in defense - scoring percentage (44.1%).
As a unit, Tennessee Tech has collected 36.8 boards per game and earned 78 dimes this season, making it the 99th ranked team in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Golden Eagles are 271st in KenPom - adjusted defense, and as a group, they give up 37.2 boards per game, but they allow the second - fewest offensive rebounds (4.5) and fourth - fewest assists (2.3). The opposing teams have lit them up for a 47.6 shooting percentage while they shoot 26-for-6 from three-point range, the third-worst percentage in the nation.
Defensively, the Golden Eagles recorded 13.7 personal fouls and forced 10.8 turnovers per game. The Gamecocks are the second-worst team in the nation, with 30 players in total in those competitions. As for the way Jacksonville State has attacked the glass, it has allowed Tennessee Tech 27 total wins, nine of them on offense.
The Golden Eagles committed 18 personal fouls in the game, which brought the Gamecocks to the free throw line on 24 attempts. When it comes to defense, Tennessee Tech has allowed its opponents to shoot 44.6% from the field (25-for-56). Jacksonville State's defense has the second-fewest points per game (16.5) and the third-lowest field goal percentage (41.2). Opponents have only knocked off 28.4% of their shots from outside the arc, the lowest percentage of the season.
The Golden Eagles are one of the worst teams in the country this season, shooting 41.5% from the field (25-for-56). The Gamecocks have shot 41-of-8 from three-point range, ranked 274 in the league and ranked second - worst from beyond the arc.
The struggles aren't over yet, as Tennesee Tech is allowing 78.9 points per game, ranking 312 in the nation in defense. Jacksonville State has 422 points a year (70.3 per game) and is pulling down 40.0 boards per contest. Both teams are great offensively, but the Gamecocks "defense ranks 155th nationally in PPG given up (68.5), second-worst three-point shooting (37.2%) and third-best stealing (1.7 per game).
The school's colors are a very majestic combination of purple and gold, and the sports team is known as the Golden Eagles. The residents of Cookeville visit the TTU, but they do not consider it their team or perform in front of a large audience, but rather outperform the other Tennessee Tech football, men's and women's basketball teams. On the midcourt, on the boundary between baseline and wing, stands a giant golden eagle.
In the lobby there is also a trophy case, in which the prizes of the various Golden Eagle teams are stored. On the outdoor stage, the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame salutes the Golden Eagles of the past. Please note that further details of the event calendar as listed in the Golden Eagle Guide below are provided.