@uttylerMBB rallies, falls short at ETBU
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Texas-Tyler (10-9/3-8 ASC E)
ETBU (15-4/8-2 ASC E)
1/30/2016 | Marshall, Texas (Ornelas Gym) | Attendance: 729
Stats at a GlanceUTTETBU
FG Percentage.420 (21-50) .396 (21-53)
3P FG Percentage.313 (5-16) .500 (12-24)
FT Percentage.654 (17-26) .682 (15-22)
Offensive Rebounds117
Defensive Rebounds2523
Total Rebounds3630
Bench Points298
Statistical LeadersUTTETBU
PointsAnthony Gonzales - 14
Bret Atkins - 33
ReboundsDadrian Taylor - 8
Eric Horton - 8
AssistsTy Davis - 4
Dyonne Luke - 4
Dylan Augustine - 3
Bret Atkins - 3
StealsAnthony Gonzales - 2
Joey Cuervo - 2
Wilbert Thomas - 3
Junior Mitchell - 3
Dylan Augustine - 3
BlocksTy Davis - 1
Darryn York - 1
Dylan Augustine - 2
Dalton Burleson - 2

Saturday, January 30, 2016
by Wes Bloomquist || wbloomquist@uttyler.edui

MARSHALL – Anthony Gonzales and Deion Robinson both hit late-game 3-pointers for UT Tyler to cut its deficit to four but the Patriots were unable to complete a comeback in a 69-64 loss to East Texas Baptist on Saturday at the Ornelas Gym.

The Patriots (10-9, 3-8 ASC) fell behind 16-0 to start the game and were down 46-31 at halftime, but found themselves down only 61-56 when Gonzales hit a 3-pointer with 4:08 to play and then 63-59 when Robinson took a pass from Darryn York and hit another with 3:06 to play. The Tigers (15-4, 8-2 ASC) would go 6 of 8 from the free-throw line in the final 22 seconds to close it out and take the Patriot road record to 2-9.  UT Tyler, which is 8-0 at home this season, will now host ETBU at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday in the second meeting of the season between the two teams at the Herrington Patriot Center.

“I was really proud of our guy’s response and fight in the game tonight,” UT Tyler head coach Jamon Copeland said. “ETBU started the game playing as well as they have all year. We stayed composed throughout their run and countered with our own. We had a couple of costly turnovers and offensive rebounds that we gave up late that really cost us.”

Gonzales led the Patriots with 14 points and also added two steals and an assist against the Tigers on Saturday, while York added 10 points, five rebounds and three assists off the bench. Dyonne Luke and Ty Davis each dished out four assists for the Patriots who shot 21-for-50 (42.0 percent) from the field, including going 5-for-16 on 3-pointers. UT Tyler finished with a 22-10 scoring advantage in the paint and had a 36-30 rebounding advantage.

ETBU jumped out to its lead with Bret Atkins going off from beyond the arc and finishing the half with 30 points and the game with 33. He spearheaded a 3-point show that saw the Tigers finish the game shooting 12-for-24 from beyond the arc, with 11 of those coming in the first half.

The Tigers, who would go 1-for-10 on 3-pointers in the second half, jumped out to a 16-0 advantage to start the game and would lead by as many as 20 in the first half after shooting 11-for-14 on 3-pointers. ETBU would also hit nine free throws, but would score only two baskets that were not 3-pointers in the opening 20 minutes of play. Atkins was 8-for-9 on 3-pointers in the first half for the Tigers, while Dylan Augustine had three 3-pointers. Gonzales led the Patriots with seven points in the first half despite sitting most of it out due to foul trouble, while Rodgers had six points with four coming from the free-throw line. The Patriots were limited to 2-for-8 shooting on 3-pointers and were 10-for-27 from the field.

“This is an exciting challenge we have ahead of us this week, playing the same two opponents that we faced last week,” Copeland said. “Our ability to execute the adjustments we make in our game plan will determine the outcomes this week. We are looking forward to being back at home after being on the road the majority of January.”