2017-18 Men's Basketball News
  • Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | Baseball, Men's Basketball, General, Men's Cross Country, Men's Golf, Women's Cross Country, Women's Soccer, Men's Soccer, Men's Tennis, Men's Track & Field, Women's Basketball, Women's Golf, Softball, Women's Tennis, Women's Track & Field, Volleyball

    CHAMPIONS TERRITORY: 2017-18 Year-In-Review

    An NCAA national baseball championship, 11 All-America selections, three regional team titles, eight NCAA tournament appearances, 11 American Southwest Conference championships and an .803 winning percentage on campus are just a few of the UT Tyler highlights from the 2017-18 athletic seasons. An athletic program with 17 sports, the Patriots combined to boast a 198-66-1 overall record in team sports and also won five golf tournaments, three cross country meets and one track & field team title at the ASC meet. At home, UT Tyler teams were 86-21-1 and also hosted two cross country meets, two golf tournaments and two track & field meets.

  • Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | Baseball, Men's Basketball, General, Men's Golf, Men's Tennis, Men's Track & Field, Women's Basketball, Women's Golf, Softball, Women's Tennis, Women's Track & Field

    ASC Winter-Spring Academic All-Conference honor roll

    Seventy-one UT Tyler student-athletes and student assistants have earned American Southwest Conference Winter-Spring Academic All-Conference honor roll recognition for their success in the classroom while also competing for and supporting the Patriots.

  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | Men's Basketball

    AWARDS: Five @UTTylerMBB players earn postseason honors

    UT Tyler sophomore Emeka Obukwelu has earned American Southwest Conference All-Conference Team honors after setting a new all-time ASC shooting percentage record, while Davis Moore was named the East Division Sportsmanship Athlete of the Year and Josh Tatum and Skyler Hadden are East Division All-Defensive Team selection by the coaches. Tatum, Hadden and Johnell Lane also received ASC East honorable mention in the postseason awards that were announced on Tuesday by the league office.

  • Thursday, February 22, 2018 | Men's Basketball

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB falls to Lobos in ASC quarterfinals

    The UT Tyler men's basketball team had its season come to an end with an 86-77 loss to Sul Ross on Thursday in the American Southwest Conference quarterfinals at the Gallego Center.

  • Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | Men's Basketball

    PREVIEW: @UTTylerMBB set to make ASC run in Alpine

    The UT Tyler men's basketball team will play at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday against Sul Ross in an American Southwest Conference Championship quarterfinal matchup at the Gallego Center in Alpine having won four of its last five regular-season games.

  • Saturday, February 17, 2018 | Men's Basketball

    ASC POSTSEASON: @UTTylerMBB to open against Lobos in Alpine

    The UT Tyler basketball team will play top-seeded Sul Ross at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at 2018 American Southwest Conference Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament at the Gallego Center in Alpine.

  • Saturday, February 17, 2018 | Men's Basketball

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB earns OT win over LC

    The UT Tyler men's basketball team earned an 89-85 overtime win over Louisiana College on Saturday in its regular-season finale at the Rapides Coliseum.

  • Thursday, February 15, 2018 | Men's Basketball

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB cruises to win over Blazers

    Down 11 just seven minutes into the game, the UT Tyler men's basketball team got its act together, fought back with a 21-0 run and ran away with a 94-68 win over Belhaven on Thursday at the Rugg Arena.

  • Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | Men's Basketball

    PREVIEW: @UTTylerMBB to take on BU, LC in regular-season finales

    The UT Tyler men's basketball team will close out the regular season this week with a road trip that takes them to Mississippi and Louisiana before heading to Big Bend Country next week for the American Southwest Conference Championship tournament in Alpine, Texas.

  • Saturday, February 10, 2018 | Men's Basketball

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB drops ASC game to Comets

    The UT Tyler men's basketball team fell 97-86 to UT Dallas on Saturday in their regular-season home finale despite knocking down 14 3-pointers and shooting 50 percent from the field at the Herrington Patriot Center.

  • Saturday, February 10, 2018 | Men's Basketball

    PREVIEW: @UTTylerMBB set for home finale on Saturday

    With an 8-2 record on its home court this season, the UT Tyler men's basketball team will now host UT Dallas at 4 p.m. on Saturday in its Herrington Patriot Center finale following wins over East Texas Baptist last Saturday and Ozarks on Monday.

  • Monday, February 5, 2018 | Men's Basketball

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB runs away with win over Eagles

    Josh Tatum had six assists and became the UT Tyler all-time leader in program history, while Davis Moore connected on six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 19 points to help lead the Patriots to 93-69 win over Ozarks in an American Southwest Conference East Division game on Monday at the Herrington Patriot Center. UT Tyler led by 20 at halftime and finished shooting 50 percent from the field and hitting 11 3-pointers in the game.

  • Monday, February 5, 2018 | Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball

    WATCH LIVE: @uttylerwbb, @uttylermbb host Ozarks

    The UT Tyler basketball programs host Ozarks in an American Southwest Conference doubleheader on Monday at the Herrington Patriot Center. The games will be broadcasted for free starting at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. on uttylerpatriots.com.

  • Saturday, February 3, 2018 | Men's Basketball

    RECAP: Tatum shines in @UTTylerMBB win

    Josh Tatum was an assist away from a triple-double after scoring 14 points, recording 10 rebounds and dishing out nine assists to help lead the UT Tyler men’s basketball team to a 90-83 win over East Texas Baptist on Saturday at the Herrington Patriot Center.

  • Thursday, February 1, 2018 | Men's Basketball

    RECAP: LeTourneau pulls away late for win over @UTTylerMBB

    A Skyler Hadden layup gave UT Tyler a one-point lead with three minutes to play but LeTourneau would close the game on a 15-7 run and take a 93-86 win over the Patriots on Thursday in an American Southwest Conference East Division game at the Herrington Patriot Center.

  • Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | Men's Basketball

    PREVIEW: @UTTylerMBB back home to play LETU, ETBU

    The UT Tyler men's basketball team will look to avenge a pair of road losses from last week when it hosts LeTourneau on Thursday and East Texas Baptist on Saturday to begin a four-game American Southwest Conference home stand at the Herrington Patriot Center.

  • Saturday, January 27, 2018 | Men's Basketball

    RECAP: YellowJackets sting Patriots; Rematch set for Thursday in Tyler

    The UT Tyler men's basketball team took a 101-78 loss to LeTourneau on Saturday in an American Southwest Conference East Division game at the Solheim Arena.

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018 | Men's Basketball

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB falls as ETBU hits last-second 3

    What looked to be a UT Tyler win quickly turned into East Texas Baptist’s team and student section rushing the court after Westin Riddick hit a last-second 3-pointer to lift the Tigers to an 80-79 win over the Patriots on Thursday at the Ornelas Gym.

  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018 | Men's Basketball

    PREVIEW: @UTTylerMBB eyes East Division leaders

    On a three-game winning streak and leading the American Southwest Conference in field-goal percentage and assists, the UT Tyler men's basketball team returns to action this week with road games at East Texas Baptist on Thursday and LeTourneau on Saturday in ASC East Division play.

  • Thursday, January 18, 2018 | Men's Basketball

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB knocks off UTD in Richardson

    The UT Tyler men's basketball team snapped a nine-game losing streak against UT Dallas in Richardson with a 73-59 win on Thursday at the UTD Activity center where the Patriots outscored the Comets by 19 points in the second half.

  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | Men's Basketball

    PREVIEW: @UTTylerMBB ready for UTD challenge in Richardson

    Having won six of their last eight games, the UT Tyler men’s basketball will travel to Richardson to take on UT Dallas in an American Southwest Conference East Division showdown at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the UTD Activity Center.

  • Monday, January 15, 2018 | Men's Basketball

    Obukwelu selected to Bevo Francis Award Watch List

    Emeka Obukwelu has been selected to the Small College Basketball Watch List for the Bevo Francis Award of 2018 which consists of 100 of the finest men’s basketball players in the country who compete in the affiliations of NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA Division I, NAIA Division II, USCAA and NCCAA.

  • Monday, January 15, 2018 | Men's Basketball

    AWARD: Obukwelu named ASC East Player of the Week

    Emeka Obukwelu earned his third American Southwest Conference Player of the Week honors after he continued his sophomore-season dominance last week by averaging 27.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game in a pair of ASC wins over Louisiana College and Belhaven at home. Obukwelu is third in the nation with a 75.1 shooting percentage and finished last week shooting 73.5 percent from the field, including going 13-for-15 from the field against the Blazers where he finished with 30 points and eight rebounds. He started the week by getting his seventh double-double of the season with 25 points and 13 rebounds in the overtime win over the Wildcats. He also had a career-high four blocks against Belhaven to solidify his strong play last week.

  • Saturday, January 13, 2018 | Men's Basketball

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB runs away from Blazers

    All five UT Tyler starters scored in double figures and the Patriots surpassed 100 points for the first time in American Southwest Conference play in a 104-85 win over Belhaven on Saturday at the Herrington Patriot Center.

  • Thursday, January 11, 2018 | Men's Basketball

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB battles for overtime win over LC

    Emeka Obukwelu and Johnell Lane each had double-doubles and Josh Tatum scored 18 points and dished out eight assists to help lead the UT Tyler men’s basketball team to a 93-83 overtime win over Louisiana College on Thursday after regulation was tied at 79 at the Herrington Patriot Center.

  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018 | Men's Basketball

    PREVIEW: @UTTylerMBB set to host LC, Belhaven this weekend

    The UT Tyler men's basketball team returns to its home court to host Alumni Weekend with games against Louisiana College at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday before playing Belhaven at 4 p.m. on Saturday in a pair of American Southwest Conference contests at the Herrington Patriot Center.

  • Saturday, January 6, 2018 | Men's Basketball

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB falls to Lobos on the road

    The UT Tyler men's basketball team took an 80-58 loss to Sul Ross on Saturday in an American Southwest Conference game at the Gallego Center.

  • Thursday, January 4, 2018 | Men's Basketball

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB fights for road win over HPU

    UT Tyler's Johnell Lane missed his first five 3-point attempts, but would catch fire late by hitting three in a row to help lead the Patriots to an 83-70 win over Howard Payne on Thursday at the Brownwood Coliseum.

  • Wednesday, January 3, 2018 | Men's Basketball

    PREVIEW: @UTTylerMBB set for West Texas road trip

    The UT Tyler men's basketball team will return to American Southwest Conference action and play its first game of the 2018 calendar year at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday against Howard Payne at the Brownwood Coliseum in Brownwood before traveling even farther west to take on Sul Ross on Saturday in Alpine.

  • Tuesday, January 2, 2018 | Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball

    UT Tyler basketball to host Alumni Weekend on Jan. 12-13

    The UT Tyler basketball programs are on the road this week but will return to host their annual Alumni Weekend that will be highlighted by an American Southwest Conference doubleheader against Belhaven on Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Herrington Patriot Center.

  • Friday, December 29, 2017 | Men's Basketball

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB rolls to 25-point win at Hendrix

    Skyler Hadden went off for 17 points and Chase Mason and Emeka Obukwelu each added 15 points to lead the UT Tyler men's basketball team to a 110-85 non-conference win over Hendrix College on Friday on the Cliff Garrison Court at Grove Gymnasium.

  • Tuesday, December 19, 2017 | Men's Basketball

    RECAP: CTX downs @UTTylerMBB at HPC

    The UT Tyler men’s basketball team lost its only game on its home court this season with a 99-93 American Southwest Conference loss to Concordia on Tuesday at the Herrington Patriot Center.

  • Monday, December 18, 2017 | Men's Basketball

    AWARD: Anthony earns ASC Player of the Week

    UT Tyler senior Melvin Anthony has earned ASC East Division Co-Player of the Week after a week that included him going for 30 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Mary Hardin-Baylor.

  • Sunday, December 17, 2017 | Men's Basketball

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB takes down Tigers in non-conference action

    Davis Moore drilled a 3-pointer with two minutes remaining to break a tie and spark a 14-5 run to close out the game as UT Tyler earned an 89-80 non-conference win over Colorado College on Sunday at the Herrington Patriot Center.

  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 | Men's Basketball

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB earns ASC home win over UMHB

    Josh Tatum drove into the lane and kicked out a pass to a wide-open Melvin Anthony who hit a 3-pointer from the corner with one minute remaining to give UT Tyler a lead it wouldn’t give up in a 95-93 win over Mary Hardin-Baylor on Saturday at the Herrington Patriot Center. Tatum and Anthony both had double-doubles in the game for the Patriots, Anthony going for 30 points and 10 rebounds and Tatum contributing 18 points and 11 assists in the win.

  • Thursday, December 14, 2017 | Men's Basketball

    PREVIEW: @UTTylerMBB ready for 3-game home stand

    The UT Tyler men's basketball team will host three games in four days starting at 4 p.m. on Saturday when the Patriots welcome Mary Hardin-Baylor to the Herrington Patriot Center for an American Southwest Conference contest before they play Colorado College on Sunday and Concordia on Tuesday. All fans who bring a toy to donate to the UT Tyler Police Department’s Toy & Supply drive on Saturday will get free admission and the donations will go to The Children’s Advocacy Center of Smith County.

  • Monday, December 11, 2017 | Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball

    UT Tyler to host five straight days of basketball

    The Herrington Patriot Center will host five straight days of basketball action starting on Saturday when the UT Tyler Patriots host Mary Hardin-Baylor in a pair of American Southwest Conference games. Fans can receive free admission with a toy donation.

  • Saturday, December 9, 2017 | Men's Basketball

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB takes second loss on Abilene road trip

    McMurry went on an 11-4 run over the final four minutes of play to earn a 91-87 win over the UT Tyler men's basketball team on Saturday in an American Southwest Conference game at the Kimbrell Arena.

  • Thursday, December 7, 2017 | Men's Basketball

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB falls by three at HSU

    The UT Tyler men's basketball team had its unbeaten streak to start the season end at six after an 88-85 loss at Hardin-Simmons on Thursday in an American Southwest Conference game at the Mabee Complex.

  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | Men's Basketball

    PREVIEW: @UTTylerMBB takes 6-0 record to Abilene

    One of only 33 teams out of 396 in NCAA Division III without a loss, the UT Tyler men’s basketball team returns to action this week with a pair of American Southwest Conference road games against Hardin-Simmons on Thursday and McMurry on Saturday in Abilene.

  • Sunday, December 3, 2017 | Men's Basketball

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB, Obukwelu have record-setting performances in 110-99 win

    UT Tyler sophomore Emeka Obukwelu established a new single-game program record by scoring 43 points after going 20-for-22 from the field to lead the Patriots to a 110-99 non-conference win over Rhodes on Sunday at the Herrington Patriot Center. Along with Obukwelu’s scoring record, the Patriots set a team record with 39 assists led by 10 from Josh Tatum and the single-game record of 21 steals. The 110 points were the third most in program history and the team extended the program’s best start to a season with its sixth straight win.

  • Saturday, December 2, 2017 | Men's Basketball

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB improves to 5-0 with win at Ozarks

    The UT Tyler men's basketball team is 5-0 to start a season for the first time in program history after going on the road and earning a 94-70 win over Ozarks on Saturday in its American Southwest Conference opener at the Mabee Gymnasium.

  • Friday, December 1, 2017 | Men's Basketball

    PREVIEW: @UTTylerMBB to open ASC play at Ozarks

    The UT Tyler men's basketball team will open American Southwest Conference play against Ozarks at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Mabee Gymnasium in Clarksville, Arkansas before returning home to host Rhodes College in a non-conference game at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Herrington Patriot Center.

  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | Men's Basketball

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB takes 19-point win over TLU

    Melvin Anthony scored 23 points and Josh Tatum had 18 points and nine assists to help lead the UT Tyler men’s basketball team to an 84-65 non-conference win over Texas Lutheran on Tuesday in the home opener at the Herrington Patriot Center.

  • Monday, November 27, 2017 | Men's Basketball

    PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Obukwelu emerges as a sophomore sensation

    Having not played organized athletics until high school, being the son of parents from Nigeria and with aspirations of being an eye doctor, Emeka Obukwelu’s background is as unique as his domination on the basketball court for UT Tyler through three games this season.

  • Monday, November 27, 2017 | Men's Basketball

    AWARD: Obukwelu earns second ASC honor

    UT Tyler sophomore Emeka Obukwelu has earned American Southwest Conference East Division Player of the Week honors for the second straight week after going for 27 points and 12 rebounds in a win at Austin College last Wednesday. Obukwelu has recorded three double-doubles to start the season coming into Tuesday's home opener against Texas Lutheran at the Herrington Patriot Center.

  • Monday, November 27, 2017 | Men's Basketball

    PREVIEW: @UTTylerMBB set for home opener on Tuesday

    With a 3-0 record after starting the season with three wins on the road, the UT Tyler men’s basketball team will play its home opener against Texas Lutheran at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Herrington Patriot Center in a contest sponsored by Smoothie King.

  • Thursday, November 23, 2017 | Men's Basketball

    UT Tyler Thanksgiving Message to Justin Bartie

    The @uttylermbb and @UTTylerWBB programs would like to wish their teammate Justin Bartie a Happy Thanksgiving as he continues to recover from injuries suffered in an accident in October.

  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | Men's Basketball

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB moves to 3-0 win road win over Roos

    UT Tyler sophomore Emeka Obukwelu recorded his third straight double-double to start the season and Melvin Anthony added 13 points and eight rebounds to lead the Patriots to a 92-81 non-conference win over Austin College on Wednesday at the Hughey Gym.

  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | Men's Basketball

    PREVIEW: @UTTylerMBB set for midweek road game at AC

    The UT Tyler men's basketball team will travel to play Austin College at 3 p.m. on Wednesday at the Hughey Gymnasium in Sherman in its only Thanksgiving-week game before hosting Texas Lutheran next Tuesday in its home opener.

  • Monday, November 20, 2017 | Men's Basketball

    AWARD: Obukwelu named ASC East Player of the Week

    UT Tyler sophomore Emeka Obukwelu has earned ASC East Division Player of the Week after averaging 27 points and and 14.5 rebounds per game in a pair of wins over Texas Lutheran and Southwestern last weekend. Obukwelu and the Patriots return to action at 3 p.m. on Wednesday at Austin College.

  • Saturday, November 18, 2017 | Men's Basketball

    RECAP: Obukwelu leads Patriots to 86-68 win over Southwestern

    The UT Tyler men's basketball team completed a two-game road trip to start the season with a pair of wins after earning an 86-68 non-conference win over Southwestern on Saturday with Emeka Obukwelu recording a double-double with 26 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Patriots at the Robertson Center.

  • Thursday, November 16, 2017 | Men's Basketball

    RECAP: @UTTylerMBB opens season with win over TLU

    UT Tyler sophomore Emeka Obukwelu recorded a double-double with 28 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Patriots to a 78-76 win over Texas Lutheran on Thursday in the season opener at the Memorial Gymnasium.

  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | Men's Basketball

    PREVIEW: @UTTylerMBB opens season at TLU

    The UT Tyler men's basketball team will open the 2017-18 season with a pair of non-conference road games against Texas Lutheran on Thursday and Southwestern on Saturday.

  • Friday, November 3, 2017 | Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball

    SOCIAL MEDIA COVERAGE: Patriot Madness

    The UT Tyler basketball teams were spotlighted on Thursday night with Patriot Madness hosted by SAAC at the Herrington Patriot Center.

  • Thursday, November 2, 2017 | Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball

    SAAC to host Patriot Madness on Thursday

    The UT Tyler Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will host Patriot Madness at 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Herrington Patriot Center to celebrate and spotlight the start of the Patriots basketball season.

  • Thursday, November 2, 2017 | Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball

    Basketball adds exhibition to benefit hurricane relief

    The UT Tyler basketball programs have added a pair of exhibition games against Centenary College on Saturday, Nov. 4 in an effort to raise money for the Rebuild Texas Relief Fund. The Patriot women’s team will host the Ladies at 1 p.m., followed by the men’s team plays the Gents at 3 p.m. at the Herrington Patriot Center.

  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | Men's Basketball

    POLL: Trio of Patriots named to ASC Watch List; @UTTylerMBB picked 3rd in ASC East Division

    UT Tyler's Melvin Anthony, Skyler Hadden and Emeka Obukwelu were named the American Southwest Conference Players to Watch List and the Patriots are picked third in the ASC East Division.

  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | Men's Basketball

    @UTTylerMBB ready for first day of practice

    The UT Tyler men's basketball team is ready to continue building on its momentum from last season and will have its first practice of the 2017-18 season on Sunday with head coach Jamon Copeland set to begin his fifth season leading the Patriots.

  • Monday, August 28, 2017 | Men's Basketball

    UT Tyler Basketball volunteers at East Texas Food Bank

    The UT Tyler men's basketball team spent Saturday morning serving at the East Texas Food Bank. "We are blessed with the ability to serve those less fortunate." Below is a video made by the team showing them serving the community.

  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | Men's Basketball

    UT Tyler Basketball Players Mentor in Arizona

    A group of UT Tyler student-athletes led by associate head men’s basketball coach Jake Deer traveled to Whiteriver, Arizona this month for the Respecting the Circle of Life: Mind, Body, and Spirit – a camp which served approximately 300 youth—ranging from 11 to 19 years old from the White Mountain Apache Indian Tribe.

  • Wednesday, June 7, 2017 | Baseball, Men's Basketball, General, Men's Cross Country, Men's Golf, Women's Cross Country, Women's Soccer, Men's Soccer, Men's Tennis, Men's Track & Field, Women's Basketball, Women's Golf, Softball, Women's Tennis, Women's Track & Field, Volleyball

    SOCIAL MEDIA REPORT: @UTTylerPatriots 2016-17 Seasons

    Click the link to look back on the 2016-17 UT Tyler Athletic seasons through the social media posts we've collected.