Gardner scores 21 to lead East Carolina past Tulane 68-58

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Jayden Gardner had 21 points and 10 rebounds as East Carolina beat Tulane 68-58 on Tuesday.

Gardner became the 16th Buccaneer to surpass 600 rebounds while getting his third double-double of the season.

Brandon Suggs had 14 points for East Carolina (7-1, 1-1 American Athletic Conference), which earned its sixth consecutive home victory. J.J. Miles added 13 points. Bitumba Baruti had eight rebounds.

Jaylen Forbes had 16 points for the Green Wave (5-2, 0-2). Gabe Watson added 14 points.

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