Longwood will ‘bust’ into Martin
Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 12:00 pm
The UT Martin men’s basketball team will play host to Longwood in the Ramada Worldwide BracketBusters series Feb. 23. Tip-off time from the Elam Center will be announced at a later date.
The Skyhawks are 3-4 all-time in the BracketBusters event, which features 122 teams from 15 collegiate athletic conferences in its 11th and final year.
Although the Skyhawks and Longwood have never met on the basketball court, the two programs are linked by former UT Martin head coach Cal Luther.
Luther served as head coach at Longwood from 1981-90 and is the school’s all-time winningest coach, posting five winning seasons while going 136-105 as bench leader for the Lancers.
Less than a year after leaving Longwood, he was appointed UTM’s head coach in December 1990 and led the team until 1999, ushering in the school’s Division I/OVC era.
He won conference coach of the year honors at both Longwood (1987-88) and UT Martin (1995-96).
The Lancers are currently 3-20 overall with a 0-9 Big South Conference record. Published in The WCP 2.5.13