Patriots play ETBU Tuesday


UTT SENIORS
These UT Tyler seniors will make an appearance in their fianl regular season home game tonight (from left) Stephan Tarpley, Dallas Bean, Darren Houliston, Olivia Burns and Lauren Glasco. Photo by Jake A. Waddingham

The UT Tyler men’s and women’s basketball teams play their final regular season home game tonight at the Herrington Patriot Center.

The Patriots take on rival East Texas Baptist University with the women beginning at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men at 7:30 p.m.

Both UT Tyler teams are in a battle for a postseason berth. The Tigers are in the same situation.

In the men’s East division, the Patriots (15-6) are tied for first with UT Dallas, while Mississippi College is third at 8-6, followed by LeTourneau at 8-7. ETBU (9-12) is fifth at 5-10.

The top four teams earn playoff berths in the ASC Tournament.

In the women’s East Division, UT Tyler (14-7) is tied for third with UT Dallas at 9-6. Louisiana College leads at 14-0, while Mississippi College is second at 9-5. ETBU is one game behind the Patriots at 8-7.