Junior Gregory Ardister recorded his second double-double of the season against Southwestern when the Bulldogs came to Ada. Earlier this season, Ardister tallied 17 points and 10 rebounds in Weatherford and when Southwestern was in Ada he added 15 points and 12 boards. It marks the third time this season that an ECU player has earned double-doubles in two games against the same team.
For two games the Tigers used strong three-point shooting to mount come-backs. In the game against Harding, ECU went 11-of-21 from beyond the arc (52.4 percent). The Tigers shot just 37.5 percent from three-point range (3-of-8) in the first half and then exploded for an 8-of-13 mark (61.5 percent) in the second half.
Against Ouachita Baptist, ECU again hit just three triples in the first half but went 3-of-6. The Tigers then added an 8-of-13 mark (61.5 percent) in the second half to finish 11-of-19 (57.9 percent) for the game.
Carr’s Career Night
While junior Colby Carr has been a consistent scorer for the Tigers, he added to his career totals against Southern Nazarene (Jan. 17). The New Orleans, La., native tallied a career-high 31 points on 10 field goals and eight free throws. Carr is the first ECU player to score 30+ points in a single game since Jan. 4, 2010, when Eric Allen scored 31 at Southwestern Christian.
For the first time in the 2012-13 season, two players tallied double-doubles in the same game for the Tigers against Southern Arkansas (Jan. 5). Junior Colby Carr tallied his fourth, and third-straight with a career-best 19 points and 12 rebounds. Junior Jason Williams tallied his first of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
The Tigers will finish the season on the road with games at Southeastern Oklahoma State (Feb. 28) and Arkansas Tech (March 2).