NCAA Tournament March Madness

#185 TN Martin

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Projection: need to automatically qualify

Let's get down to brass tacks here: Tennessee Martin has shown some offensive firepower this season, but they're being massively let down by their defense. The significant losses to the likes of Mississippi State and NC State highlight this vulnerability against higher-tier opponents. Moreover, the damaging defeats to North Alabama and Eastern Illinois, combined with their lackluster defense rankings, put a dent in the team's profile that can't be ignored. On the flip side, they've had a commendable double-take against Morehead State, but their inability to consistently notch wins against the top-tier teams in their own conference signals that they might struggle in the pressure-cooker environment of the NCAA Tournament. To punch their ticket, they'll likely need to go full throttle in their conference tournament and come out on top, securing an automatic bid. The regular season has shown they can light up the scoreboard, but whether they can tighten up defensively when it counts will be the key to their postseason aspirations.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/11@Mississippi St21L87-63
11/17@E Kentucky195W80-74
11/19(N)Prairie View343L78-66
11/22North Alabama230W105-103
11/25@Chicago St310W94-71
12/2@McNeese St43L91-80
12/12@NC State60L81-67
12/28@Tennessee St282W91-75
12/30@Tennessee Tech323W81-73
1/4E Illinois319L79-72
1/11W Illinois243L73-64
1/13Ark Little Rock209W77-72
1/18@Morehead St103L84-66
1/25SE Missouri St349W84-58
2/1@E Illinois319W76-59
2/6@Ark Little Rock209L77-57
2/10@W Illinois243W62-59
2/15Southern Indiana340W77-68
2/17Morehead St103W88-82
2/24@SE Missouri St349W82-72
2/29Tennessee Tech323W80-69
3/2Tennessee St282W96-87
3/8(N)Morehead St103L84-78