SKYHAWK MEN'S BASKETBALL OFFICIALLY OPENS PRESEASON SCHEDULE TODAY

October 3, 2016

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MARTIN, Tenn. – The journey for an Ohio Valley Conference championship and a third straight postseason appearance began today for the University of Tennessee at Martin men’s basketball team, as the Skyhawks started their preseason practice schedule.

First-year head coach Anthony Stewart oversees a UT Martin squad that is the only OVC program to have won at least one postseason game in each of the past two seasons. The Skyhawks are coming off their second-straight 20-win campaign and first-ever appearance in the OVC Tournament championship game in 2015-16.

UT Martin returns nine players (including two Division-I transfers) and welcomes in seven newcomers to the fold this season. The Skyhawks boast 12 upperclassmen on this year’s roster, including seniors Kedar Edwards, Malik London, Javier Martinez, Jacolby Mobley and Chandler Rowe.

“We are anxious to get started after working so hard all summer and this fall,” said Stewart, who helped UT Martin tie a program record for most wins (41) over a two-year span as associate head coach from 2014-16. “It’s good for us to spend more time with the team as a whole as we stay focused on our main goal, which is to get better as a program every day.”

The Skyhawks will have a home exhibition against Transylvania on Monday, Nov. 7 before the season-opener will take place at Ole Miss on Nov. 11.

For information on season ticket packages and single-game tickets, contact ticket operations manager Fran Spears at (731) 881-7207.



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