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Vols coach Cuonzo Martin no stranger to Big Ten basketball

[ 0 ] March 17, 2014 |

Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin is familiar with Big Ten basketball. He played for Gene Keady at Purdue, completing his career in 1994-95 with 1,666 career points.

Cuonzo Martin is shown in 1994 as a member of the Purdue basketball team (left) and now as head coach of Tennessee (right). (Getty Images and USA TODAY Sports photos)

Cuonzo Martin is shown in 1994 as a member of the Purdue basketball team (left) and now as head coach of Tennessee (right). (Getty Images and USA TODAY Sports photos)

Martin is also familiar with Iowa, Wednesday’s first-round opponent in the NCAA Tournament, because both teams were in the field at the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas in late November.

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“We’re playing against an Iowa team with a lot of parts,” Martin said today. “I had a chance to see them in the Bahamas. I’ve watched a lot of Big Ten Network games so I’ve seen them there. Those guys are one of the best transition teams in college basketball.”

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About Rick Brown: Rick Brown covers men's basketball for The Des Moines Register and Hawk Central. He's married and the father of two. He also covers golf for the Register. View author profile.

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