The University of Texas at Tyler men’s basketball team opened its
2008-2009 season with a 63-57 loss to Jarvis Christian on Tuesday night
Patriots are now 0-6 all time in season openers and 0-3 all-time versus
trailing 37-24 at the half, UT Tyler outscored the Bulldogs 33-26 in
the second stanza. However, it was the Patriots’ 0-for-11 performance
from behind the arch and 17-for-30 performance at the free throw line
that eventually led to the loss.
Anthony Reese (Longview, Texas) led all scorers with 19 points on the
evening. Fellow senior Marlon Hill (Port Arthur, Texas) flowed close
behind with 16 points of his own. Junior Hakeem Kareem (Houston, Texas)
posted the first UT Tyler double-double of the season by recording 12
points and 10 rebounds.
duo Mitchell Johnson and Wesley Matthews led their team by scoring 13
Patriots will now travel to Richardson, Texas to compete in the 2008
Fred Jacoby I-20 Tip-Off Classic hosted by Texas-Dallas. UT Tyler will
take on Guilford on Friday, followed by LSU-Shreveport on Saturday.
Game time each day is 5:30 p.m.