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February 20, 2013

Tigers vs. Southern Nazarene in final home fight of season

Ada —  

The East Central University men’s basketball team will play its final game of the 2012-13 season at the Kerr Activities Center, Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m. when they host Southern Nazarene.

 

Scouting Southern Nazarene

The Crimson Storm is 13-10 overall and 8-9 in the Great American Conference after falling in their last outing.

 After some roster changes from the first time that ECU and SNU met, the Crimson Storm has two players averaging double figures in the scoring column.  Quan Conner leads the team with 16 points and four rebounds per game while shooting .399 overall and .388 from beyond the arc.  Bradley Toone is a new addition to the team, having played in just two games, but he is netting 10 points and seven rebounds per game.

 As a team, SNU is shooting .465 from the floor and .345 from three-point range while allowing .418 and .344 marks.  The Crimson Storm has a +4.0 scoring and +3.7 rebounding margin on the season.  The second half has been much more offensive in SNU’s games.  The Crimson Storm has  tallied 130 more points and allowed 103 more than the first.

 

Against the Crimson Storm

The first meeting between ECU and SNU this season resulted in a 68-83 loss for the Tigers.  The Crimson Storm shot 52.6 percent for the game and held ECU to 39.7 percent.

 Junior Colby Carr had a career game, scoring 31 points and adding nine rebounds.  Junior Shaq Burrell also tallied 11 points for the Tigers.

 The Crimson Storm was led by two players who are no longer on the team, with the top returner from the series being Quan Conner.  Conner tallied 12 points and seven boards.

 

The Series

Thursday’s meeting will be just the 14th in the all-time series.  After the win earlier this season, the Crimson Storm took a slight 7-6 advantage in the series that dates back to the 1972-73 season.

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