|Stats at a Glance||BU||UTTM|
|FG Percentage||.354 (23-65)||.621 (41-66)|
|3P FG Percentage||.233 (7-30)||.360 (9-25)|
|FT Percentage||.667 (8-12)||.684 (13-19)|
- 12||Skyler Hadden
- 5||Tyler Jacobs
- 2||Josh Tatum
- 4||Josh Tatum
Melvin Anthony - 1
Chase Mason - 1
Omar Mohamed - 1
Thursday, February 9, 2017
TYLER – 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.
The Patriots (15-8) finished with a 10-3 home record and will complete the regular season next week when they play at Ozarks and UT Dallas. UT Tyler’s 38-point margin of victory matched its season most against Rust College and the team is now 8-6 in non-conference games.
Josh Tatum set a UT Tyler single-game record with 12 assists to go along with scoring six points, while Skyler Hadden added a team-leading 17 points and Jordan Francis went for 16. Tatum, a junior from Keller, now leads the team with 71 assists this season. Francis was 7-for-7 from the field, including going 2 of 2 on 3-pointers, while Melvin Anthony scored 13 points after going 5-for-6 from the field. Hadden and Anthony both came off the bench, while seniors Tyler Jacobs had 12 points and five rebounds in the start. Jacobs also had five rebounds on Senior Night, while Alan Long had nine points and Deion Robinson had four points after they were honored before their final home game of their career.
UT Tyler, which is shooting 46.5 percent on the season, went 41-for-66 form the field for its season-best shooting performance. The team was 9-for-25 on 3-pointers and had 13 players score in the game. Anthony Sanders and Emeka Obukwelu had seven points each, while Omar Mohamed and Jamal Green-Gaskin had four each. Mohamed, Obukwelu, Francis and Anthony had four rebounds each and Hadden would add four assists to his team leading scoring total.
UT Tyler had previously had a season-best 59.6 percent shooting performance against East Texas Baptist and have shot over 50 percent in eight games this year.
The Patriots will finish the regular season by traveling to Ozarks next Thursday and then complete the schedule on Saturday, Feb. 18 at UT Dallas in Richardson. The Patriots are currently second in the ASC East Division standings and have secured a spot in the ASC Championship tournament.