|Stats at a Glance||ETBU||UTTM|
|FG Percentage||.400 (28-70)||.596 (31-52)|
|3P FG Percentage||.240 (6-25)||.438 (7-16)|
|FT Percentage||.667 (16-24)||.767 (23-30)|
- 17||Tyler Jacobs
Jordan Gosey - 7
Melvin Anthony - 5
- 2||Josh Tatum
Will Thomas - 1
Jay McKnight - 1
Robby Dooley - 1
Jordan Gray - 1
Tyler Jacobs - 1
Josh Tatum - 1
- 2||Melvin Anthony
Saturday, January 28, 2017
TYLER – 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.
The Patriots (14-6, 8-4 ASC) remain in second place in the ASC East Division standings behind LeTourneau (10-3 ASC) which extended a 12-game winning streak with a 88-68 win over Louisiana College on Saturday. UT Tyler’s shooting percentage of 59.6 percent is the 10th best in program history while its six-game winning streak is the longest since the team strung together six wins in the 2012 season. The Patriots, who are now 9-3 at home, had an eight-game winning streak in the 2007 season for the longest streak in program history.
Tyler Jacobs led the team with 17 points after coming off the bench and shooting 6-for-7 from the field and 5-for-5 from the free-throw line. Jordan Francis would add 16 points and three rebounds, while Melvin Anthony scored 14 points and also had five rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots. Josh Tatum would led the team with five assists and also score 11 points, while Emeka Obukwelu was 5-for-7 from the field and had 10 points.
The Patriots were up by as many as 23 points in the game and didn’t trail after the first five minutes of the game. The team would shoot 18-for-24 from the field in the second half after owning a 39-25 halftime advantage following hitting six 3-pointers in the first 20 minutes of play. The Patriots would only go 1-for-4 from beyond the arc in the second half, but would add an impressive 16-for-20 from the free-throw line to hold off the Tigers who fell to 4-7 in conference play with the loss.
Dylan Augustine led ETBU with 17 points after hitting three 3-pointers, while Jordan Quillan had 15 and Robby Dooley 12. The Tigers were limited to 40 percent shooting on the night, including just 6-for-24 on 3-pointers. UT Tyler was 7-for-16 on 3-pointers and made 23 free throws in the win.
UT Tyler, which snapped a four-game losing streak to ETBU, will return to action at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday against the Tigers in Marshall.