|Univ. of the Ozarks||37||57||94|
|Stats at a Glance||UTTM||UO|
|FG Percentage||.452 (33-73)||.541 (33-61)|
|3P FG Percentage||.182 (4-22)||.385 (10-26)|
|FT Percentage||.680 (17-25)||.720 (18-25)|
- 29||Josh Berard
Alan Long - 9
- 4||Jace Richardson
Skyler Hadden - 2
Jace Richardson - 1
|Stats at a Glance||UTTM||UTD|
|FG Percentage||.492 (31-63)||.475 (28-59)|
|3P FG Percentage||.231 (6-26)||.393 (11-28)|
|FT Percentage||.864 (19-22)||.765 (26-34)|
Verlo Levels - 14
Emeka Obukwelu - 14
- 8||Dimitrius Underwood
Verlo Levels - 5
Alan Long - 1
Verlo Levels - 1
Jon Hatcher - 1
Jordan Francis - 1
Melvin Anthony - 1
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
TYLER – 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.
The Patriots (15-8, 8-6 ASC) are two games behind LeTourneau (10-4 ASC) in the ASC East Division standings and one game ahead of UT Dallas (7-7) with two games to play. UT Tyler would tie the YellowJackets for the ASC East Division title with two wins and two losses from LETU, but LeTourneau has already secured the right to host next week’s tournament with two wins over the Patriots this season. UT Tyler, which earned home wins over Ozarks and UT Dallas in the first meetings of the year, will be making its first postseason appearance in two seasons.
Jordan Francis leads the Patriots with 14.0 points per game and has also added 28 assists and 26 steals. A senior from DeSoto, Francis is in his first season at UT Tyler and scored a career-best 38 points at LeTourneau in mid-December. Melvin Anthony leads the Patriots with 7.3 rebounds per game and is scoring 12.9 points per game. Anthony has a team-leading five double-doubles while Francis has two. Anthony had 30 points and 15 rebounds in a triple overtime win over Hardin-Simmons and also had a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds in a 79-76 win over UT Dallas in the first matchup between the two teams.
Josh Tatum established a single-game program record with 12 assists last Thursday against Belhaven and leads the team with 71 assists this season. A junior from Keller, Tatum is scoring 7.3 points per game and also has 26 steals from the point guard position. Verlo Levels is adding 8.9 points and 3.7 rebounds, while senior Skyler Hadden is at 8.9 points per game after leading the Patriots with 17 points against Belhaven. A junior from Waco, Hadden scored a career-best 25 points against Concordia. Tyler Jacobs and Emeka Obukwelu are adding 6.5 points per game and Alan Long and Anthony are just over five points per game for a deep team.
UT Tyler is 5-5 away from home this season and is averaging 79 points per game. The team is one of the best defensive units by limiting teams to 73.3 points per game. The Patriots are coming off a season-best 62.1 shooting percentage against the Blazers and are shooting 46.5 percent for the year. UT Dallas (10-13, 7-7 ASC) are on a seven-game winning streak going into its game on Thursday at LeTourneau, while Ozarks (7-16, 1-13 ASC) is on a five-game losing streak with the Patriots coming to Clarksville, Arkansas.
|East Texas Baptist||6-10||0.375||14-10||0.583||L1|
|Univ. of Ozarks||1-13||0.071||7-16||0.304||L5|
|Sul Ross State||8-7||0.533||12-12||0.500||L2|