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Cuonzo Martin - Coach of the Tennessee Vols basketball team

The University of Tennessee named former Purdue player and Missouri State coach Cuonzo Martin as its 18th men's basketball coach on Sunday, March 27, 2011, as a successor to Bruce Pearl, who was fired Monday, March 21, 2011, with an NCAA investigation hanging over the program.

After taking over Missouri State in 2008, Cuonzo Martin's teams steadily improved from a 3-15 Missouri Valley Conference record in his first season to 15-3 in MVC play his final campaign, a school record, recording the first MVC title in school history. Overall, the Bears improved from 11-20 his first season in 2008-09 to 24-12 in 2009-10 to 26-9 in his last season at Missouri State. Cuonzo Martin's final team at Missouri State finished 7th nationally in forcing turnovers per game, while leading the MVC in three-point shooting, assist-to-turnover ratio and finishing second in the conference in scoring and scoring margin.

As a player at Purdue, Cuonzo Martin shot 45.9 percent from three-point range (179-for-390) his junior and senior seasons, helping the Boilermakers win back-to-back Big 10 titles.

Cuonzo Martin also has appeared at Tennessee's Thompson-Boling Arena as both a player and a coach, as the Vols defeated his Missouri State team 60-56 in the 2010-11 season, while Cuonzo Martin set a Purdue record for three-pointers in a game with 8 against Kansas in the March 24, 1994, regional semifinals in Knoxville.

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Tennessee's Cuonzo Martin "going to do it the right way"
Tennessee hires Cuonzo Martin to replace the fired Bruce Pearl as men's basketball coach
Cuonzo Martin one of seven possibilities to replace Bruce Pearl
Tennessee hangs on to beat Cuonzo Martin's Missouri State team

The University of Tennessee named former Purdue player and Missouri State coach Cuonzo Martin as its 18th men's basketball coach on Sunday, March 27, 2011, as a successor to Bruce Pearl, who was fired Monday, March 21, 2011, with an NCAA investigation hanging over the program.

After taking over Missouri State in 2008, Cuonzo Martin's teams steadily improved from a 3-15 Missouri Valley Conference record in his first season to 15-3 in MVC play his final campaign, a school record, recording the first MVC title in school history. Overall, the Bears improved from 11-20 his first season in 2008-09 to 24-12 in 2009-10 to 26-9 in his last season at Missouri State. Cuonzo Martin's final team at Missouri State finished 7th nationally in forcing turnovers per game, while leading the MVC in three-point shooting, assist-to-turnover ratio and finishing second in the conference in scoring and scoring margin.

As a player at Purdue, Cuonzo Martin shot 45.9 percent from three-point range (179-for-390) his junior and senior seasons, helping the Boilermakers win back-to-back Big 10 titles.

Cuonzo Martin also has appeared at Tennessee's Thompson-Boling Arena as both a player and a coach, as the Vols defeated his Missouri State team 60-56 in the 2010-11 season, while Cuonzo Martin set a Purdue record for three-pointers in a game with 8 against Kansas in the March 24, 1994, regional semifinals in Knoxville.

Getting to know Tennessee men's basketball coach Cuonzo Martin
Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin wins national award
Cuonzo Martin might keep Houston Fancher on staff
Leadership was Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin's calling
Players say Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin will "keep it real"
Tennessee's Cuonzo Martin "going to do it the right way"
Tennessee hires Cuonzo Martin to replace the fired Bruce Pearl as men's basketball coach
Cuonzo Martin one of seven possibilities to replace Bruce Pearl
Tennessee hangs on to beat Cuonzo Martin's Missouri State team

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