Meschede enjoyed a successful career as a four-year player with the basketball team by leading the team to the Gulf-South Conference championship in 1988.
Mike scored 1,729 points in his four-year career and was GSC Player of the Year for leading UT Martin to the GSC title in his senior year. He was also All-GSC his junior year and named second team All-Southern Region. He played two seasons with the 3-point field goal rule in effect and still holds the single season mark with 94 made in a season. He became a starter during his freshman year and twice served as team captain. His No. 13 jersey has been retired.