2016-17 Men's Basketball News
  • Monday, June 5, 2017

    CAMPS: UT Tyler Men's Basketball

    Join Head Coach Jamon Copeland, the UT Tyler Patriot Men's Basketball Coaching Staff and members of the UT Tyler Patriot Men's Basketball Team as they host basketball camps on the campus of The University of Texas at Tyler.

  • Friday, June 2, 2017

    AWARDS: Winter-Spring Academic All-Conference

    Six hundred forty-eight students from the 13 member institutions are recognized by the American Southwest Conference on its 2017 Winter-Spring Academic All-Conference honor roll.

  • Monday, February 27, 2017

    Five @UTTylerMBB players earn ASC postseason honors

    UT Tyler senior Jordan Francis earned American Southwest Conference East Division Newcomer of the Year and East Division First-Team while Melvin Anthony, Emeka Obukwelu, Josh Tatum and Skyler Hadden were honored with ASC Men's Basketball All-Conference selections following a vote of the league’s head coaches.

  • Thursday, February 23, 2017

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB has season end in ASC quarterfinals

    The UT Tyler men’s basketball team had its season come to an end with an 87-84 loss to Concordia in the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament quarterfinals on Thursday after being outscored 44-33 in the second half at the Solheim Arena.

  • Thursday, February 23, 2017

    PREVIEW: @UTTylerMBB set for ASC Tournament

    The UT Tyler Patriots are back in the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament where they will play Concordia at 5 p.m. on Thursday at the Solheim Arena in Longview in a quarterfinal matchup.

  • Sunday, February 19, 2017

    @UTTylerMBB to play CTX on Thursday in Longview

    The UT Tyler men's basketball team is back in the American Southwest Conference Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament and will play Concordia at 5 p.m. on Thursday in the quarterfinals at the Solheim Arena in Longview.

  • Saturday, February 18, 2017

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB falls to UTD in regular-season finale

    The UT Tyler men’s basketball team will play Concordia at 5 p.m. on Thursday in the American Southwest Conference Championship quarterfinals in Longview.

  • Thursday, February 16, 2017

    RECAP: Ozarks storms back to take win over @UTTylerMBB

    The UT Tyler men’s basketball team took a 94-87 loss to Ozarks on Thursday after leading by 16 at halftime but being unable to stop a 20-0 run to start the second half by the Eagles to get back into the game at the Mabee Gymnasium.

  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    PREVIEW: @UTTylerMBB hits road for regular-season finales

    Postseason seeding is on the line this week for the UT Tyler men’s basketball team which has already secured a berth to the American Southwest Conference tournament going in the regular-season finales at Ozarks on Thursday and UT Dallas on Saturday.

  • Thursday, February 9, 2017

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB shoots lights out in 38-point win

    The UT Tyler men’s basketball team shot a season-best 62.1 percent from the field and cruised to a 104-66 win over Belhaven after limiting the Blazers to 35.4 percent on Thursday in the Patriots’ home finale at the Herrington Patriot Center.

  • Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    PREVIEW: @UTTylerMBB hosts Belhaven on Senior Night

    With a 9-3 record at home this season, the UT Tyler men’s basketball team will play its final game at the Herrington Patriot Center at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday when it hosts Belhaven in a non-conference game. The Patriots will honor its senior class of Deion Robinson, Jordan Francis, Tyler Jacobs, Alan Long, Deon Rodgers and assistant coach Evan Swindle prior to the start of the game.

  • Monday, February 6, 2017

    PROMO: Cram the Court set for Thursday at home finales

    It’s time to Cram the Court and support the UT Tyler basketball teams which will be hosting Belhaven on Thursday in their regular-season finales at the Herrington Patriot Center. The night is sponsored by Altra Federal Credit Union and will feature additional entertainment from Acrodunk who will perform at both halftimes. The group from Houston performs high-flying slam dunk routines using trampolines to entertain fans throughout the country, including being contestants on America’s Got Talent.

  • Saturday, February 4, 2017

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB falls in road game at Louisiana College

    Louisiana College went on a 10-0 run to turn a two-point UT Tyler lead into a 68-60 deficit with just over a minute to play before the Wildcats closed out a 72-66 win over the Patriots on Saturday at the H.O. West Fieldhouse.

  • Thursday, February 2, 2017

    RECAP: Second-half rally falls short for @UTTylerMBB

    A 14-point halftime deficit was reduced to four by UT Tyler but ultimately proved to be too much to overcome as the Patriots had a six-game winning streak end with a 76-66 loss to East Texas Baptist on Thursday at the Ornelas Gym.

  • Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    PREVIEW: @UTTylerMBB eyes sweeps against ETBU, LC

    On a six-game winning streak and with the best defense in the American Southwest Conference, the UT Tyler men’s basketball team returns to action on Thursday at East Texas Baptist in Marshall before playing at Louisiana College on Saturday in Pineville, Louisiana.

  • Saturday, January 28, 2017

    @UTTylerMBB takes winning streak to 6 with win over ETBU

    The UT Tyler men’s basketball team extended a season-best six-game winning streak with a 92-78 win over East Texas Baptist on Saturday with five players scoring in double figures and the team shooting 59.6 percent from the field in the American Southwest Conference victory at the Herrington Patriot Center.

  • Thursday, January 26, 2017

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB extends winning streak to five games

    Jordan Francis scored 21 points and added eight rebounds to help lead the UT Tyler men’s basketball team extend a five-game winning streak with a 72-66 win over Louisiana College on Thursday in an American Southwest Conference game at the Herrington Patriot Center.

  • Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    PREVIEW: @UTTylerMBB hosting LC, ETBU this week at the HPC

    The UT Tyler men’s basketball team enters this week on a season-best four-game winning streak and will host Louisiana College on Thursday and East Texas Baptist on Saturday in a pair of American Southwest Conference games at the Herrington Patriot Center.

  • Saturday, January 21, 2017

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB earns 2-point win over Blazers

    UT Tyler’s Anthony Sanders scored 14 second-half points and Melvin Anthony had 10 rebounds and nine points to help lead the Patriots to a 75-73 win over Belhaven on Saturday at the Rugg Arena.

  • Thursday, January 19, 2017

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB earns win at Rust College

    UT Tyler freshman Davis Moore hit five 3-pointers and scored a career-best 18 points to help lead the Patriots to a 77-66 non-conference win over Rust College on Thursday at the Kinzell Lawson Gymnasium.

  • Thursday, January 19, 2017

    PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Francis provides leadership, scoring

    Some players would get frustrated if after a career night they were forced to miss the next four due to injury. With his experiences, Jordan Francis understands it was just another challenge to overcome in his journey.

  • Saturday, January 14, 2017

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB rolls to ASC win over Ozarks

    UT Tyler freshman Emeka Obukwelu scored a season-best 20 points in a performance where he didn’t miss a shot or a free throw and helped to lead the Patriots to an 89-67 win over the University of the Ozarks on Saturday at the Herrington Patriot Center.

  • Thursday, January 12, 2017

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB protects home court in win over UTD

    The UT Tyler men’s basketball team snapped a 17-game losing streak to UT Dallas by earning a 79-76 win over the Comets on Thursday with Josh Tatum and Jordan Francis leading the team with 16 points each and Melvin Anthony recording a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds at the Herrington Patriot Center.

  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    PREVIEW: @UTTylerMBB to host UTD, Ozarks at the HPC

    The UT Tyler men’s basketball team will host UT Dallas on Thursday and Ozarks on Saturday in a pair of American Southwest Conference games at the Herrington Patriot Center.

  • Saturday, January 7, 2017

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB takes 5-point loss to CTX

    The UT Tyler men’s basketball team took a 90-85 loss to Concordia on Saturday with the Tornados owning a 26-13 scoring advantage at the free-throw line to overcome an impressive 54.1 shooting percentage by the Patriots in an American Southwest Conference game at the Herrington Patriot Center.

  • Thursday, January 5, 2017

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB earns ASC win over Cru

    Skyler Hadden threw down a one-handed put-back dunk and was followed by two free throws from Verlo Levels and one from Melvin Anthony as the UT Tyler men’s basketball team held off Mary Hardin-Baylor for a 76-73 win on Thursday at the Herrington Patriot Center.

  • Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    PREVIEW: @UTTylerMBB hosting West's UMHB, CTX this week

    The UT Tyler men’s basketball team hosts Mary Hardin-Baylor on Thursday and Concordia on Saturday as it continues a five-game American Southwest Conference home stand and a three-game week at the Herrington Patriot Center.

  • Monday, January 2, 2017

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB falls in overtime to YellowJackets

    The UT Tyler men’s basketball team finished regulation on a 15-4 run over the final five minutes to force overtime but LeTourneau would take an 85-74 win over the Patriots on Monday at the Herrington Patriot Center.

  • Saturday, December 31, 2016

    PREVIEW: @UTTylerMBB to host LeTourneau on Monday

    The UT Tyler men’s basketball team will look to even its season series against LeTourneau when the Patriots host the YellowJackets at 7:30 p.m. on Monday in the first of five straight American Southwest Conference games at the Herrington Patriot Center.

  • Wednesday, December 28, 2016

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB earns road win in Sherman

    Verlo Levels scored 19 points and secured nine rebounds to help lead UT Tyler to a 78-68 non-conference win over Austin College on Wednesday at the Hughey Gymnasium to even the season-series between the two teams.

  • Monday, December 26, 2016

    @UTTylerMBB travels to Sherman to play Roos on Wednesday

    The UT Tyler men's basketball team returns to action at 3 p.m. on Wednesday against Austin College in Sherman. The Patriots are coming off a three-point loss at LeTourneau and will host the YellowJackets on Monday, Jan. 2nd at the Herrington Patriot Center.

  • Monday, December 19, 2016

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB takes 89-86 loss at LeTourneau

    Jordan Francis scored the second most points in a game in UT Tyler history but it wasn’t enough as the Patriots took an 89-86 loss to LeTourneau on Monday in an American Southwest Conference at the Solheim Arena.

  • Monday, December 12, 2016

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB runs away with win over McMurry

    The UT Tyler men’s basketball team cruised to an 82-56 American Southwest Conference win over McMurry on Monday with the team shooting 48.2 percent from the field and limiting the War Hawks to 26.5 percent at the Herrington Patriot Center.

  • Sunday, December 11, 2016

    PREVIEW: @UTTylerWBB, @UTTylerMBB to host McMurry on Monday

    The UT Tyler basketball programs will host McMurry in a pair of Monday night American Southwest Conference games starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Herrington Patriot Center following a pair of wins over Hardin-Simmons.

  • Saturday, December 10, 2016

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB takes down Cowboys in triple overtime

    The UT Tyler Patriots earned a 106-101 triple-overtime win over Hardin-Simmons on Saturday at the Herrington Patriot Center to improve to 2-1 in ASC play.The team returns to action at 7:30 p.m. on Monday against McMurry at the HPC.

  • Friday, December 9, 2016

    PREVIEW: @UTTylerMBB set to host Cowboys on Saturday

    The UT Tyler men’s basketball team hosts Hardin-Simmons at 3 p.m. on Saturday in an American Southwest Conference game at the Herrington Patriot Center after splitting its conference openers last weekend on the road.

  • Saturday, December 3, 2016

    RECAP: Late rally falls short for @uttylermbb in loss at HPU

    UT Tyler’s Davis Moore hit 3-pointers on back-to-back possession to cap a 10-0 run and cut a deficit to three with 1:43 to play, but Howard Payne would hit seven free throws to close out an 80-73 win over the Patriots on Saturday in an American Southwest Conference game at the Brownwood Coliseum.

  • Thursday, December 1, 2016

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB goes on road to earn ASC opening win

    The UT Tyler men’s basketball team went on the road and earned a 63-61 win over Sul Ross on Thursday in its American Southwest Conference opener over the Lobos who won last year’s ASC West Division at the Gallego Center.

  • Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    PREVIEW: @UTTylerMBB travels west for ASC openers

    The UT Tyler men’s basketball team is on a two-game winning streak entering American Southwest Conference play where it travels to face Sul Ross and Howard Payne following a 38-point victory on Monday at home.

  • Monday, November 28, 2016

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB runs away with win over Rust College

    UT Tyler’s Alan Long scored a career-best 17 points and Jordan Francis added 15 as the Patriots cruised to a 95-57 non-conference win over Rust College with 14 players scoring points at the Herrington Patriot Center.

  • Sunday, November 27, 2016

    PREVIEW: @UTTylerWBB, @UTTylerMBB to host Monday doubleheader

    The Herrington Patriot Center will host a Monday night doubleheader when the No. 3-ranked UT Tyler women play Birmingham Southern at 5:30 p.m. with the men to follow against Rust College in a pair of non-conference games.

  • Saturday, November 26, 2016

    Moore drills game-winning 3-pointer for @uttylermbb

    UT Tyler freshman Davis Moore drilled a game-winning 3-pointer with three seconds remaining to lift the Patriots to a 71-70 non-conference win over Jarvis Christian on Saturday at the Herrington Patriot Center.

  • Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB falls by 5 in home opener

    UT Tyler’s Melvin Anthony hit a jumper to tie the game at 59-all with 4:27 remaining but Austin College would close out the game on an 11-6 run and take a 70-65 non-conference win over the Patriots on Wednesday in their Herrington Patriot Center opener.

  • Monday, November 21, 2016

    PREVIEW: @UTTylerMBB set for home opener on Wednesday

    The UT Tyler men’s basketball team will open its home schedule with a pair of Thanksgiving week games starting at 3 p.m. on Wednesday by hosting Austin College and then on Saturday night against Jarvis Christian at the Herrington Patriot Center.

  • Saturday, November 19, 2016

    RECAP: Anthony, Francis lead @UTTylerMBB to first win

    Melvin Anthony scored 17 and 12 rebounds while Jordan Francis went for 16 points to help lead the UT Tyler men’s basketball team to a 63-62 non-conference win over Pacific University on Saturday at the Stoller Center.

  • Friday, November 18, 2016

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB falls in opener to Bearcats

    The UT Tyler men’s basketball team opened its season with an 85-81 non-conference loss to Williamette University on Friday at the Cone Field House despite having four players score in double figures and forcing 22 turnovers.

  • Wednesday, November 16, 2016

    PREVIEW: @UTTylerMBB headed to Oregon for season openers

    The UT Tyler men’s basketball team opens its 2016-17 season this weekend with a pair of non-conference games in Oregon against Williamette University at 9 p.m. (CST) on Friday in Salem and Pacific University at 6 p.m. (CST) on Saturday in Forest Grove.

  • Friday, November 11, 2016

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB plays D2 opponent to 4-point game

    UT Tyler’s Chase Mason went for 17 points, Verlo Levels 16 and Jovan Yancy added 10 as the Patriots finished off their exhibition schedule with a 76-72 loss at Ouachita Baptist on Friday at the Bill Vining Arena.

  • Thursday, November 10, 2016

    PREVIEW: @uttylermbb to play exhibition in Arkansas

    The UT Tyler men’s basketball team will play Ouachita Baptist in an exhibition game on Friday in Arkadelphia, Arkansas in its final competition before opening the regular season with two games next weekend in Salem, Oregon.

  • Wednesday, November 2, 2016

    PREVIEW: @uttylermbb to play UTRGV in exhibition opener

    The UT Tyler men’s basketball team will play UT Rio Grande Valley in an exhibition game at 7 p.m. on Friday at the UTRGV Fieldhouse.

  • Saturday, October 22, 2016

    UT Tyler Dunk Contest

    Click the link and RETWEET your favorite dunk by 11 a.m. on Monday. The two Patriots with the most RETWEETS will advance to the finals next week.

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016

    Trio of Patriots named to ASC Preseason Watch List

    Jordan Francis, Verlo Levels and Skyler Hadden are on the American Southwest Conference Preseason Watch List and the UT Tyler men’s basketball team has been picked to finish fifth in the East according to the ASC Preseason Poll which was released on Tuesday following voting from head coaches, sports information directors and members of the media.