The University of Tennessee at Martin women’s basketball team is heading to the Peach State for three neutral site games in the Hostilo Community Classic held in Savannah, Ga. The Skyhawks will face off against Marshall (Nov. 21), Norfolk State (Nov. 22) and Purdue Fort Wayne (Nov. 23) in the field.
Every game of the Hostilo Community Classic contested at Enmarket Arena will be streamed through a pay-per-view option on BeTheBeast Event Live+.
The Skyhawks (1-2) went on the road for their most recent contest and pushed Southeastern Conference foe Missouri to the brink. UT Martin led at the half before ultimately falling to Mizzou by a final score of 60-55.
UT Martin’s freshman group played a big role in the team’s matchup at Missouri. The team had four freshmen see over 23 minutes of action while combining to score 45 of the team’s 55 points on the night. Reigning OVC Player and Freshman of the Week, Kenley McCarn paced the team with 15 points while Anaya Brown and Josie Storey tossed in nine points. Sharnecce Currie-Jelks wasn’t far behind with eight points of her own.
On top of the team’s freshmen performers, the Skyhawks feature three Preseason All-OVC honorees in Paige Pipkin, Shae Littleford and Seygan Robins. Each of the players has already tossed in a double-digit scoring effort this season with Pipkin ranking second the team with 14.0 points per game.
The Skyhawks will square off against a loaded field with the team’s three opponents combining to post a 7-3 mark. Marshall enters the tournament field with a 1-1 overall record while both Norfolk State and Purdue Fort Wayne are 3-1 on the season.
History is limited between the three non-conference opponents. UT Martin has only played Marshall once in program history, dropping a 65-48 matchup back in 2009. Meanwhile, the Skyhawks and Spartans have never met before. The Skyhawks have also faced Purdue Fort Wayne twice in program history, picking up wins in both contests – including a 71-59 win in 2007.