@uttylerMBB earns conference win over Ozarks
Univ of the Ozarks (12-12, 3-11)
Texas-Tyler (13-11, 4-10)
2/18/2016 | Tyler, TX (Patriot Center) | Attendance: 0
Univ of the Ozarks274976
Stats at a GlanceUOUTT
FG Percentage.387 (29-75) .467 (28-60)
3P FG Percentage.333 (10-30) .192 (5-26)
FT Percentage1.000 (8-8) .794 (27-34)
Offensive Rebounds1616
Defensive Rebounds2430
Total Rebounds4046
Bench Points314
Statistical LeadersUOUTT
PointsJosh Berard - 38
Melvin Anthony - 24
ReboundsJosh Berard - 9
Melvin Anthony - 15
AssistsBen Grice - 5
Jace Richardson - 5
Demarcus Metcalf - 4
StealsKelby Robinson - 2
Ty Davis - 2
Demarcus Metcalf - 2
BlocksMelvin Anthony - 1
Anthony Gonzales - 1
Deon Rodgers - 1

Thursday, February 18, 2016
by Logan Smoak || lsmoak@patriots.uttyler.edu

TYLER - The UT Tyler men’s basketball team got an 89-76 home win against the University of the Ozarks with sophomore Melvin Anthony having a career-best night with 24 points and 15 rebounds in American Southwest Conference action.

Anthony, who has been contributing in several ways this season, had his stand out game of his collegiate career and feels this is the best he has played for the Patriots with the stats confirming it. When he and his teammates were told he had 24 points and 15 rebounds on the night, the team immediately erupted for Anthony with all of his teammates excited they were able to get the win, but also pumped to see Anthony put up the numbers he did.

“As a sophomore, I am really excited to have a game like tonight. I think it gives me tons of room to progress, but also take this and build on it for our next game, but more so next season,” Anthony said post game.  “The sky is the limit.”

Along with Anthony’s contributions, another Anthony on the team scored big; Anthony Gonzales Jr., who has been leading the team in his senior season, put up 21 points. Demarcus Anthony added 13 with Latigo Collins and Deon Rogers getting eight a piece.

The Patriots never lost the lead throughout play, scoring fast and remaining that way throughout the contest. At halftime, the score was 37-27, with the team only extending the lead in the second half, going on a 12-0 run at one point and finishing the contest up by 13. The main story lies within the trips to the charity stripe. The Eagles shot 100% from the free-throw line, but only had eight attempts. Whereas the Patriots were able to go 28-35 from the line showing where the true difference in points came from.

For the Eagles, Josh Berard scored 38 points to lead all scores on the night.

The Patriots will be back in ASC action at home this Saturday at 3 pm against Texas-Dallas where the seniors will be recognized in their last game of the season.