Photo by Gina Smith, courtesy ECU Sports Info.

ECU Athletics
Teri LaJeunese, Sports Information Director

ADA – The East Central University men’s basketball team picked up its fifth-straight home victory, with a 75-72 overtime victory over Northwestern Oklahoma State at the Kerr Activities Center.

Scoring

  • First Half: 38-39
    • ECU opened the game on a 9-0 run in the first two minutes
    • The Tigers led by as many as 14 points (24-10), after the first seven minutes
    • The Rangers then pushed back and tied the game at 28 and 30 (3:26)
    • NWOSU then used a 9-8 run to take the lead at the half
  • Second Half: 26-25 (64-64)
    • The Rangers pushed their lead out to eight (47-39) in the first four minutes
    • ECU pushed back to tie the game at 47
    • No team lead by more than four points the rest of the stanza
  • Overtime: 11-8
    • The Tigers scored the first five points of overtime (69-64)
    • NWOSU fought back to tie the game at 71, with 53 seconds left
    • ECU then hit two free throws for the lead
    • The Rangers had a chance to tie, but missed a free throw (15 seconds)
    • The Tigers scored the final two points at the free throw line and got a key stop in the final 13 seconds to earn the win.

Tiger Quick Shots

  • First overtime game for the Tigers (5-4, 2-2 GAC) since March 2, 2018 vs. Arkansas-Monticello in the Great American Conference tournament
    • L, 86-97 (2OT)
  • It was the final game of 2018 for the ECU 2018-19 schedule
  • Free throws ended up being the key to victory
    • ECU: 16-of-27 (59.3%)
    • NWOSU: 8-of-21 (38.1%)
  • The Tigers also tallied five more triples than the Rangers (4-7, 1-3 GAC) (9-4)
  • Four of the nine ECU players that saw action scored double digits
    • RFr. Tylor Arnold: 16 pts., 1 reb., 1 assist, 1 block
    • Jr. Jalan Brown: 14 pts., 7 reb., 3 assists, 1 block, 1 steal
    • Jr. Camron Talley: 13 pts., 4 reb., 1 assist, 1 steal
    • RFr. Gerren Jackson: 11 pts., 7 reb., 6 assists, 5 steals
  • All but one of the Tigers who played scored at least one point and had at least one rebound
  • Talley is just 44 points away from the 1,000 Point Club at ECU
    • Would be the 19th member of the club

Up Next

  • The Tigers will continue their four-game home stand when they return to the court in January
    • Thursday, Jan. 3 vs. Harding – 7:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, Jan. 5 vs. Arkansas Tech – 3 p.m.