McNeese defeats UT-Tyler in first meeting between the schools
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP)—Jarvis Bradley got his first double double of the season for McNeese State on Tuesday as he scored 14 points and pulled 12 rebounds in a 65-49 victory over the University of Texas at Tyler.
Eleven Cowboys got into the scoring column in the game, with Diego Kapelan getting 12 points and John Ford adding 10. UT-Tyler’s only double figure scorer was Anthony Reese with 11 points.
It was the first meeting between the two schools.
UT-Tyler (1-2) held the early lead, going up by four points less than two minutes into the game, while the Cowboys held the largest lead, a 20-point advantage with two minutes left.
Bradley scored 10 of his points in the first half and Kapelan produced nine. McNeese held a 36-23 halftime lead and outscored the Patriots by three in the second half.
The Cowboys held a small lead in rebounding, 37-35, but blocked nine shots with Kleon Penn getting eight, only two shy of the school record.