Juniors Colby Carr and Jason Williams led the Tigers with 11 points each, while Carr added nine rebounds.
Andrew Ensley led the Reddies with 24 points and six rebounds, while Melvin Haynes added 15 points and five boards.
Free throws were a key factor in the game, as both teams shot close to the same percentage and made close to the same number of shots for the game. The Tigers ended the game with an 11-of-16 to 18-of-30 disadvantage at the charity stripe.
The all-time series between the Reddies and the Tigers currently stands at 6-7 in favor of Henderson State after the Reddies have been the victor in the last three meetings.
The Tigers used strong three-point shooting to mount a come-back that tied the game at Harding after ECU trailed by 17 in the second half. For the game the Tigers went 11-of-21 from beyond the arc (52.4%). ECU shot just 37.5% from three-point range (3-of-8) in the first half and then exploded for an 8-of-13 mark (61.5%) in the second half.
Making it Rain
Junior Miles Mitchell made the most of his night against Southeastern (Jan. 24), sinking 5-of-9 shots from beyond the arc for a season-best 15 points. The five triples tied a season-high for the most triples by an ECU player in a single 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.