Meet the Tigers

Members of the 2012-13 East Central University men's basketball team include, from left to right: (front row) Nick Anderson, Greg Ardister, Jason Williams, Chris Lee, DeeMarco Richardson, Rashad Davis and Henry Pwono; (back row) Colby Carr, Shaq Burrell, Chris Fisher, Matt Harding, Marquis Walters, Démario Fountain, Miles Mitchell, Tyler Bell and Braxton Reeves. The Tigers open the regular season Saturday night, hosting St. Gregory's at 8 p.m. inside the Kerr Activities Center.

Richard R. Barron
The Ada News


After a 2011-12 season where the East Central University men’s basketball team finished 5-21 overall and 2-14 in Great American Conference play, the 2012-13 season will be a season of new beginnings. 

The head coach will be familiar, but the student-athletes on the court will have a new look, as the Tigers return one player from 2011-12 and will have 15 new players on the court.

Second-year head coach Mac McConnell is looking to turn the program around and get it back to winning. Only this season he had the opportunity to pick his own players and will be able to mold the group into his style of play.

“The keys this year will be to stay healthy, enjoy the game of basketball and to have a positive attitude,” said McConnell. “We have 16 players that all want to play and that will be tough, so they will need to earn their playing time and keep down the negativity.”

McConnell likes to play natural basketball, one that the fans can appreciate, and is looking for a much better season.

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