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UTM Lady Skyhawks Get NCAA Tournament Opponent

By WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

MARTIN, Tenn.- The University of Tennessee at Martin Lady Skyhawks basketball team hosted an NCAA tournament selection show party on campus, Monday night.

Hundreds of fans came out to the Skyhawk Field House on UT Martin's Campus to watch as the Lady Skyhawks pulled the 16th seed in the Women's National Championship Tournament. This means they will have to face the number one seeded team in that region, which is Notre Dame.

Notre Dame is considered one of the best women's college basketball teams in the country, but the coach of the Lady Skyhawks said he is not scared.

"That's going to be neat for us," said Coach Kevin McMillan of the Lady Skyhawks. "Those are supposed to be the two elite guards in the country and we're going to walk in there with our two little no names and we going to see if we can't play the game against two of the best in the country. And that's what I want to see, you know, how good are our kids and what do we need to do against a team like Notre Dame."

The Lady Skyhawks will face Notre Dame on Sunday.