Patriots win fifth straight


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Jordan Cannon scored a game-high 25 points as the UT Tyler Patriots won their fifth straight game, an 82-71 win over Rhodes College on Saturday.

Along with Cannon, also hitting in double figures for the Patriots (9-1) were Joe Stephens (15 points), Darren Houliston (14) and Travis Dykman (12).

Houliston added 10 rebounds, while Dykman contributed six assists and four steals.

John Dounavant led Rhodes (5-5) with 23 points, while Andrew Galow added 18.

The Patriots return to play on Monday, meeting Millsaps at 1 p.m. in Jackson, Miss.

UT Tyler returns home on Thursday, playing American Southwest Conference rival Concordia-Texas. The women’s game begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men at 7:30 p.m. at the Herrington Patriot Center.