2013–14 Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles men's basketball team

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2013–14 Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles men's basketball
Tennessee Tech Athletics pre-2005 logo.svg
ConferenceOhio Valley Conference
DivisionEast Division
2013–14 record17–16 (9–7 OVC)
Head coachSteve Payne (3rd season)
Assistant coaches
  • Rick Cabrera
  • Frank Davis
  • Brian Kloman
Home arenaEblen Center
Seasons
2013–14 Ohio Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Belmont 14 2   .875     26 10   .722
Eastern Kentucky 11 5   .688     24 10   .706
Morehead State 10 6   .625     20 14   .588
Tennessee Tech 9 7   .563     17 16   .515
Jacksonville State 4 12   .250     10 21   .323
Tennessee State 4 12   .250     5 25   .167
West
Murray State 13 3   .813     23 11   .676
Southeast Missouri State 8 8   .500     18 14   .563
Eastern Illinois 7 9   .438     11 19   .367
SIU Edwardsville 7 9   .438     11 20   .355
Austin Peay 6 10   .375     12 18   .400
UT Martin 3 13   .188     8 23   .258
2014 OVC tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2013–14 Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles men's basketball team represented Tennessee Technological University during the 2013–14 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Golden Eagles, led by third year head coach Steve Payne, played their home games at the Eblen Center and were members of the East Division of the Ohio Valley Conference. They finished the season 17–16, 9–7 in OVC play to finish in fourth place in the East Division. They advanced to the quarterfinals of the OVC Tournament where they lost to Morehead State.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
0 Josiah Moore Guard 6–5 215 RS–Sophomore Oakville, Ontario
1 Jordan Johnson Guard 6–1 180 Junior Hinesville, Georgia
2 Jeremiah Samarrippas Guard 5–10 170 Senior Bartow, Florida
3 Matt Marseille Guard/Forward 6–6 205 Senior Brooklyn, New York
4 DeOndre Haynes Guard 6–3 180 RS–Freshman Calera, Alabama
5 Javon McKay Guard/Forward 6–5 195 Junior Roswell, Georgia
11 Shirmane Thomas Guard 6–2 175 Freshman Homer, Louisiana
12 Mitchell Hill Guard 6–1 170 Junior Cookeville, Tennessee
14 Kevin Eaglin Guard 5–11 186 Junior New Iberia, Louisiana
15 Ammanuel Diressa Guard 6–4 190 Sophomore Toronto, Ontario
23 Ty Allen Guard 6–2 180 Junior Chicago, Illinois
24 Ladon Carter Forward 6–6 224 Junior Monroe, Louisiana
25 Mason Ramsey Forward 6–6 220 Freshman Livingston, Tennessee
33 Dennis Ogbe Forward 6–7 220 Senior Munich, Germany
35 Anthony Morse Forward 6–9 215 Sophomore Lawrenceville, Georgia
42 Dwan Caldwell Center 6–8 245 Junior Lancaster, California

Schedule[edit]

[1]

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular season
11/09/2013*
6:00 PM
at South Florida L 62–72  0–1
USF Sun Dome (4,103)
Tampa, Florida
11/12/2013*
7:30 PM
Loyola–Chicago W 74–69  1–1
Eblen Center (1,185)
Cookeville, Tennessee
11/15/2013*
5:00 PM
vs. Texas–Pan America
Islanders Classic
L 78–81  1–2
American Bank Center (N/A)
Corpus Christi, Texas
11/16/2013*
5:30 PM
at Texas A&M–Corpus Christi
Islanders Classic
W 62–60  2–2
American Bank Center (N/A)
Corpus Christi, Texas
11/17/2013*
1:00 PM
vs. IPFW
Islanders Classic
L 66–69  2–3
American Bank Center (N/A)
Corpus Christi, Texas
11/21/2013*
7:00 PM
Indiana–Kokomo W 92–39  3–3
Eblen Center (1,221)
Cookeville, Tennessee
11/23/2013*
7:00 PM
Milwaukee L 63–70  3–4
Eblen Center (1,114)
Cookeville, Tennessee
11/26/2013*
7:00 PM
East Tennessee State W 98–83  4–4
Eblen Center (702)
Cookeville, Tennessee
11/30/2013*
7:00 PM
Utah Valley W 71–74  5–4
Eblen Center (847)
Cookeville, Tennessee
12/05/2013*
6:00 PM, ESPN3
at Lipscomb L 79–87  5–5
Allen Arena (N/A)
Nashville, Tennessee
12/07/2013*
11:00 AM
at Tennessee L 63–84  5–6
Thompson–Boling Arena (13,606)
Knoxville, Tennessee
12/15/2013*
2:00 PM
at Lamar W 79–74  6–6
Montagne Center (1,696)
Beaumont, Texas
12/17/2013*
7:00 PM
at Green Bay L 49–76  6–7
Resch Center (2,013)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
12/19/2013*
7:00 PM
Hillsdale W 112–56  7–7
Eblen Center (930)
Cookeville, Tennessee
12/28/2013*
8:00 PM
at Utah Valley L 66–75  7–8
UCCU Center (1,428)
Orem, Utah
01/02/2014
7:00 PM
at Tennessee State W 57–53  8–8 (1–0)
Gentry Complex (275)
Nashville, Tennessee
01/04/2014
4:00 PM
at Belmont L 62–64  8–9 (1–1)
Curb Event Center (2,520)
Nashville, Tennessee
01/09/2013
7:00 PM
Eastern Illinois W 81–69  9–9 (2–1)
Eblen Center (1,418)
Cookeville, Tennessee
01/11/2013
7:30 PM
SIU Edwardsville W 64–63  10–9 (3–1)
Eblen Center (2,632)
Cookeville, Tennessee
01/18/2013
7:00 PM
Southeast Missouri State L 74–83  10–10 (3–2)
Eblen Center (2,035)
Cookeville, Tennessee
01/23/2014
7:00 PM
at Murray State L 53–92  10–11 (3–3)
CFSB Center (2,285)
Murray, Kentucky
01/25/2014
7:30 PM
at Austin Peay L 69–83  10–12 (3–4)
Dunn Center (3,133)
Clarksville, Tennessee
01/30/2013
7:00 PM
Tennessee State L 68–81  10–13 (3–5)
Eblen Center (2,366)
Cookeville, Tennessee
02/01/2013
7:30 PM
Belmont W 81–76  11–13 (4–5)
Eblen Center (3,277)
Cookeville, Tennessee
02/08/2014
4:30 PM
at Jacksonville State W 72–60  12–13 (5–5)
Pete Mathews Coliseum (1,423)
Jacksonville, Alabama
02/13/2013
7:00 PM
Eastern Kentucky W 72–66  13–13 (6–5)
Eblen Center (1,235)
Cookeville, Tennessee
02/15/2013
7:30 PM
Morehead State L 53–79  13–14 (6–6)
Eblen Center (1,987)
Cookeville, Tennessee
02/20/2014
7:00 PM
at UT Martin W 91–83  14–14 (7–6)
Skyhawk Arena (1,044)
Martin, Tennessee
02/22/2013
7:00 PM
Jacksonville State W 69–57  15–14 (8–6)
Eblen Center (1,522)
Cookeville, Tennessee
02/27/2014
6:00 PM
at Eastern Kentucky L 67–74  15–15 (8–7)
McBrayer Arena (2,900)
Richmond, Kentucky
03/01/2014
6:30 PM
at Morehead State W 91–84  16–15 (9–7)
Ellis Johnson Arena (2,905)
Morehead, Kentucky
2014 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament
03/05/2014
6:00 PM, ESPN3
vs. SIU Edwardsville
First round
W 74–67  17–15
Nashville Municipal Auditorium (1,123)
Nashville, Tennessee
03/06/2014
6:00 PM, ESPN3
vs. Morehead State
Quarterfinals
L 61–76  17–16
Nashville Municipal Auditorium (1,323)
Nashville, Tennessee
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

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