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UT Tyler’s basketball teams will hit the road for their basketball openers on Friday.


The women’s team is in Wichita Falls for the Ashbrook Classic presented by Comfort Inn. Midwestern State University, a fellow Lone Star Conference team, is hosting the two-day event at D.L. Ligon Coliseum.

On Friday, UT Tyler meets Dixie State (Utah) at 1 p.m. and Midwestern State plays Westminster (Utah) at 3:30 p.m.

On Saturday, the Patriots take on Westminster at 5:30 p.m. and MSU meets Dixie State at 8 p.m.

The Patriots will then play their home opener on Monday against Texas College at the Louise Herrington Patriot Center. Tipoff is set for 5:30 p.m.


The Patriot men will be playing the same two teams except the games will be in Salt Lake City.

Westminster is hosting the D2 Conference Challenge at Behnken Field House.

UT Tyler plays host Westminster at 8:30 p.m. (Central Time) Friday and Dixie State at 6:30 p.m. (Central) Saturday.

The Patriots’ home opener is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday against Dallas Christian.


Sports Editor

I am a native Tylerite and I grew up reading the Tyler Morning Telegraph and The Tyler Courier-Times. My parents took both the morning and afternoon papers. I came to work here 35 years ago at the age of 23, right after college.

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