Talley nets 1,000th point in win over Arkansas Tech

ECU Athletics
Teri LaJeunese, Sports Information Director

ADA – After scoring just two points in the first half, East Central University men’s basketball junior Camron Talley caught fire in the second half to finish with 25 points and lead the Tigers (7-4, 4-2 GAC) to a 95-78 victory over Arkansas Tech.

Scoring

  • First Half: 38-37
    • The Wonder Boys (2-7, 0-6 GAC) took an early 6-2 lead (17:03 left)
    • ECU pushed back and tied the game at eight, with 15:21 remaining
    • The Tigers then used an 9-0 run to take an 18-9 advantage
    • ATU pushed back and cut the deficit to four (18-14), with 11:30 left
    • With eight minutes left the Wonder Boys used a 15-4 run to take a 35-29 lead
    • ECU finished the final four minutes with an 11-2 run to regain the lead
  • Second Half: 57-41
    • The Wonder Boys were able to tie the game at 40, with 19 minutes left
    • ATU then used an 8-5 run to take a 48-45 advantage
    • The Tigers quickly rebounded, with an 11-2 run, over the next 2:30 minutes
    • ECU kept pushing and got the lead out to 12, with nine minutes remaining
    • The Tigers pushed the lead out to as many as 20 (87-67, with three minutes left)
    • ECU did not let the Wonder Boys get closer than 13 the rest of the game

Tiger Quick Shots

  • Talley became the 19th member of the ECU 1,000 Point Club
    • Finished the game with 1,009 career points
      • No. 18 on the all-time list
    • First player to reach 1,000 points since 2017
      • Braxton Reeves: No. 2 – 1,722
    • Third player in head coach Ja Havens tenure to make the list
      • Stirling Thomas: No. 12 – 1,184 (2016)
      • Thomas was the first since 2007 to earn a spot on the list
  • Sr. Da’Rion King recorded his second-straight double-double
    • 21 pts., 15 reb., 4 assists, 6-of-11 FG (54.5%)
      • 15 rebounds are a new career high
      • As of Jan. 2, King was ranked No. 1 in the NCAA in field-goal percentage (73.1)
    • Recorded his double-double by the end of the first half
      • 11 pts., 10 reb.
    • Tallied 9 of his points at the free-throw line (9-of-16)
  • King was one of four players with double-digit point totals and three with over 20
    • Talley: 25 pts., 4 reb., 1 assist, 2 steals
    • King: 21 pts., 15 reb., 4 assists
    • RFr. Tylor Arnold: 21 pts., 6 reb., 5 assists, 1 steal
    • RFr. Gerren Jackson: 10 pts., 4 reb., 2 assists
  • Jr. Jalan Brown recorded a career-best five blocks and three steals
    • 8 pts., 6 reb., 5 blocks, 3 steals, 4-of-5 (80%) FG%
  • The Tigers claimed the win with a 54.1 field goal percentage (33-of-61)
    • ATU: 25-of-67 (37.3%)
  • Both teams combined for 50 free throws attempted and 36 made
    • ECU: 19-of-29 (65.5%)
    • ATU: 17-of-21 (81.0%)

Up Next

  • The Tigers will hit the road for the first time in 2019
    • Thursday, Jan. 10 at Southern Arkansas (7:30 p.m.)
    • Saturday, Jan. 12 at Arkansas-Monticello (3 p.m.)
  • ECU will then return home for two weeks (four games)
    • Home stand starts with arch rival Southeastern
      • Thursday, Jan. 17 (7:30 p.m.)