TULSA, OK — Vance Jackson made a 3-pointer from the right corner with 10.2 seconds left as East Carolina ended a 6-game American Athletic Conference losing streak with a 73-71 victory at Tulsa on Tuesday night.
Brandon Suggs drew a charge from just outside the restricted circle with 25.5 seconds left to set up ECU’s final possession. The charge call stood after a video review.
Jackson pump faked and made the deciding shot over Curtis Haywood II as the Pirates improved to 12-11 overall and 3-8 in the AAC.
Jackson had 22 points with six threes.
ECU’s accuracy from beyond the arc improved from one for 15 in the first 20 minutes to nine for 14 in the second half.
Tremont Robinson-White had 13 points and six assists. Tristen Newton added nine points and five assists.
Ludgy Debaut made all three of his field goal attempts and both of his free throws for eight points. Suggs and Brandon Johnson scored six points apiece. Suggs added six assists and five steals.
The Pirates lost a 61-53 lead.
“We just stuck with it,” said ECU coach Joe Dooley. “The guys made some plays.”
Robinson-White got the final defensive rebound as the Pirates got their first win since topping Memphis, 72-71, in Greenville on Jan. 15.
Tulsa (7-15, 1-10 AAC) was paced by 18 points and six rebounds from Jeriah Horne. Rey Idowu had 16 points and five rebounds for the hosts.
ECU returns home to take on Southern Methodist on Saturday at 6 p.m. The Mustangs are 16-5 overall and 7-2 in the AAC going into a home game tonight with No. 6 Houston (20-2, 9-0).