Lion MBB bounce back at home vs. UTPB

Tyler McDonough, Senior Sports Reporter

Reggie Reid directs the offense vs. UTPB | Photo by Joseph Miller

By Tyler McDonough | Senior Sports Reporter

Commerce, TX- The No. 25 Texas A&M University-Commerce men’s basketball team defeated UT-Permian Basin 85-78 at home in the fieldhouse on Saturday evening.

The Lions improve to 15-4 and 7-2 in the Lone Star Conference. The Falcons fall to 10-9 and 1-7 in conference play.

The Lions will travel to Texas A&M-Kingsville to take on the Javelinas on Thursday night. The game will be played at 7:30 p.m. at the Steinke Center, following the Lion women’s basketball game against TAMUK. Tickets for the doubleheader are available at, by calling (903) 468-8756 or by visiting the Lion Sales & Service Box Office in the Field House. The game can be heard on 88.9 FM the home of the Lion Sports Network.


– Reggie Reid (Harlem, Ga.) led the Lions with 23 points, and 7 assists.
– Willie Rooks (Houston – North Forest) also led the Lions with 19 points, and 7 rebounds. Rooks also dished out 4 assists in 38 total minutes played.
– Trey Conrod (Kilgore) had 16 points and 5 assists, Srdan Budimir (Karadjordjevo, Serbia) scored 11 points on 5-10 shooting, and electrified the crowd late in the game with multiple hustle plays, Deonta Terrell (Chicago, Ill.) had 8 points, Carson Tuttle (Mukilteo, Wash.) had 5 points, and Rodney Brown (West Brook- Beaumont) had 3 points.
– The Lions shot 44 percent from the field in the game and made 38 percent of their three-pointers (15-for-40).
– The Lions also shot an impressive 85 percent from the free throw line (12-14).