After opening Ohio Valley Conference play with three-straight wins, the Colonels (4-5, 3-2) have been roughed up a bit in the past week.

"(Jacksonville State is) a physical team, like Austin Peay, and that bothered us," EKU coach Samantha Williams said on Thursday after a loss to JSU. "With our youth and international players, we haven't experienced that kind of play a lot. They will have to get used to it."

Those back-to-back losses have dropped the Colonels from first place to sixth place.

They will look to get back on track today at McBrayer Arena.

EKU is set to take on Tennessee Tech (4-3, 2-2) at 4 p.m. The game will be available on ESPN+.

The Colonels fell to Austin Peay, 69-51, last Saturday before suffering a 74-60 loss to Jacksonville State on home on Thursday.

Alice Recanati had a team-best 14 points and also added six rebounds, and three assists against the Gamecocks.

Four Colonels scored in double-digits on the contest.

EKU had 17 turnovers and was shot just 40.7 percent from the field agains JSU — which leads the OVC in scoring defense (60.3 points a game).

Tennessee Tech fell at Morehead State, 65-62, on Thursday in Morehead.

Kesha Brady led the way for the Golden Eagles with 16 points and three rebounds against the Eagles. Brady ranks seventh in conference play in scoring, averaging 14.8 points per game.

The Golden Eagles rank fifth in the OVC in assist-to-turnover ratio in conference play.

The game will mark the 99th all-time meeting between EKU and the Golden Eagles.

Tennessee Tech leads the all-time series between the two teams, 70-28.

The Golden Eagles have won the last four in the series.

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