@uttylermbb drops ASC game at UMHB
Texas-Tyler (8-5, 3-4 ASC)
Mary Hardin-Baylor (4-8, 1-2 ASC)
1/9/2016 | Belton, Texas (Mayborn Campus Center) | Attendance: 650
Mary Hardin-Baylor413677
Stats at a GlanceUTTUMHB-MEN
FG Percentage.328 (20-61) .509 (27-53)
3P FG Percentage.258 (8-31) .500 (9-18)
FT Percentage.500 (3-6) .609 (14-23)
Offensive Rebounds137
Defensive Rebounds2429
Total Rebounds3736
Bench Points2036
Statistical LeadersUTTUMHB-MEN
PointsDemarcus Metcalf - 12
Daniel Mills - 15
ReboundsMelvin Anthony - 9
Russell Green - 9
AssistsDadrian Taylor - 3
Layton Zinsmeister - 6
StealsAnthony Gonzales - 2
Daniel Mills - 1
Russell Green - 1
Demarius Cress - 1
Layton Zinsmeister - 1
Austen Stolte - 1
Justin Gammill - 1
BlocksRussell Green - 1
Sidney Deloach - 1

Saturday, January 9, 2016
by Wes Bloomquist || wbloomquist@uttyler.edu

BELTON – The UT Tyler men’s basketball team fell 77-51 to Mary Hardin-Baylor on Saturday in an American Southwest Conference game at the Mayborn Campus Center after being limited to 32.8 percent shooting and getting to the free-throw line only six times the entire game.

The Patriots (8-5, 3-4 ASC) are 0-2 to start a five-game road trip that will continue next week with games at Texas-Dallas on Thursday and Ozarks next Saturday. UT Tyler, which closed out playing ASC West Division teams this season with a 3-3 record, was coming off a defeat at Concordia on Thursday before falling to the Cru (4-8, 1-2 ASC) who snapped a six-game losing streak with their win over the Patriots.  

“We just need to stay true to the process of striving to improve daily through learning from our mistakes from previous games and preparing in practice for our upcoming game,” UT Tyler head coach Jamon Copeland said. “Our commitment to competing on the defensive end has not been at the level it needs to be over the last two games. Tonight we did not shoot it well but that comes and goes. We have to commit to exceling at the constants in the game (defense, rebounding, competing every possession, 50/50 balls) if we want to be successful on this week’s road trip.”

With outside shots not falling and an inability to get to the line, the Patriots never led and were down 41-29 at halftime where they were shooting 3-for-16 on 3-pointers and 12-for-34 from the field. UMHB on the other hand was at 46.7 percent shooting form the field and had hit six 3-pointers in the first 20 minutes. The 51 points were a season-low for the Patriots who are now 2-5 away from Tyler this season.

Demarcus Metcalf led the Patriots with 12 points in the game after hitting two 3-pointers, while Ja’Carre Crockett came off the bench to finish with nine points with three second-half 3-pointers. Melvin Anthony would add nine rebounds and six points for UT Tyler and Dadrian Taylor had three assists and five points.

Daniel Mills led UMBH which had four double-figure scorers with 15 points after going 6-for-8 from the field, while Sidney Deloach, Russell Green and Demarius Cress had 12 points each. The Cru finished the game 14-for-23 from the free-throw in contrast to the Patriots going 3-for-6 from the line.