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Get To Know: University of Tennessee-Martin

And now, a quick introduction to Marquette's opponent.

Myles Taylor led the Skyhawks in points and rebounds last season.
Myles Taylor led the Skyhawks in points and rebounds last season.
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Name: University of Tennessee-Martin

Location: Martin, Tennessee, duh.

Ha, ha, smartmouth.  Where's Martin, Tennessee? The northwest corner of the state, about a 2.5 hour's drive from Memphis.

Nickname: Skyhawks

The hell's a Skyhawk? I'm glad you asked!  Here's a helpful video from UT-Martin. Ranking: #334 out of 351 in the preseason list.  Finished last season at #313.

Speaking Of Last Season: 8-23, 3-13 in Ohio Valley Conference action.

Returning Scoring Leader: Myles Taylor, 6'7" 250 lb., 14.6 ppg

Returning Rebounding Leader: Myles Taylor, 6.3 rpg

Returning Assists Leader: Marshun Newell, 6'3", 195 lb., 3.5 apg

Head Coach: Heath Schroyer, 1st year at UTM.  Career record in seven seasons at Portland State & Wyoming: 84-115

Thing To Watch For: The Skyhawks finished DEAD LAST in effective field goal percentage defense last season, allowing teams to shoot 58.8% against them.  Given the coaching change and the randomness of life, that's probably not going to continue, but it's still a lot of the same players that defended that poorly a year ago.