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.
The hell's a Skyhawk? I'm glad you asked! Here's a helpful video from UT-Martin.
KenPom.com 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.