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Men's Basketball Wins Home Opening Thriller Against Southern Nazarene Men's Basketball


November 24, 2019

ADA, Okla. – The East Central University men's basketball team did not disappoint their fans in the first game at the Kerr Activities Center for the 2019-20 season, coming back to defeat Southern Nazarene 81-80 in Great American Conference action. Photo Gallery Scoring 1 st Half: 31-36 The teams battled through the first 5:30 minutes to a 12-all tie The Crimson Storm (5-3, 1-1 GAC) then went on a 13-6 run over the next four minutes to lead by 7 (18-25) SNU kept the lead around 7 for the next 3 minutes The Tigers (4-1, 1-1 GAC) then went on a 5-0 run to decrease the disadvantage to 2 (29-27), with 3:52 remaining The Crimson Storm used a 7-4 run for a five-point lead at the half 11/25/2019 Men’s Basketball Wins Home Opening Thriller Against Southern Nazarene - East Central University Athletics 2/2 2 nd Half: 50-44 SNU increased the lead to 9 in the first minute ECU then went on a 14-4 run to tie the game at 44, with 15:53 left on the clock The Tigers continued the run to 24-6 to lead by 8 (54-46), with 12:43 remaining Both teams went cold for the next 2:30 minutes ECU was the first to break the drought and increased its lead to 10 half way through the stanza The Tigers held the lead between 7-11 points for the next 3:30 minutes The Crimson Storm then went on a 6-0 run over the next minute to decreased the deficit to four (64-60) ECU kept the lead around 9 until the final two minutes SNU then pushed back with a 7-0 run in the next 40 seconds to the drop the difference to 2 (76-74) The Crimson Storm hit two triples in the remaining time to cut the lead to one SNU got within one (81-80) with 8 seconds remaining The Tigers missed two free throws with 4 seconds left The Crimson Storm had one more 3/4-court shot, but just missed Tiger Quick Shots Sr. Camron Talley led a group of four players with double-digit point totals 26 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, .500 (11-of-22) FG% So. Gerren Jackson: 15 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists So. Tylor Arnold: 12 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal Jr. Josh Apple: 11 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist The game was a tale of two halves for ECU 1 st Half: .296 (8-of-27) FG% / 2nd Half: .563 (18-of-32) FG% 1 st Half: .222 (2-of-9) 3PT FG% / 2nd Half: .556 (5-of-9) 3PT FG% Free throws were a key to the victory for the Tigers ECU: 22-of-28 / SNU: 10-of-13 ECU also claimed a big difference in 2nd -Chance Points (20/4) and Rebounds (41/32) Up Next The Tigers will now get ready to head to the University of Texas at El Paso for an exhibition game Wednesday, Nov. 27 – 8 p.m. ECU then comes back to the Kerr Activities Center for three games Saturday, Nov. 30 vs. Austin College – 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4 vs. Bacone College – 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 vs. Oklahoma Baptist – 3 p.m.


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