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Morrow's honor a first for ECU

From ECU SID and staff reports
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Three straight dominating performances landed East Carolina's Darrius Morrow on the Conference USA All-Tournament team named after the completion of Saturday's championship game between Memphis and tournament host Texas-El Paso.

The honor marked the first time that an ECU player has been selected for the All-Tournament squad since the school became a basketball-playing member of the league in 2001.

Morrow, a junior forward from Atlanta, averaged 21.7 points and 13.3 rebounds to lead the Pirates to the semifinals, where they fell to eventual champion Memphis.

ECU's opening round and quarterfinal wins over Central Florida and No. 1 seed UAB, respectively, also broke new ground for the program. The Pirates had never previously won a game in the annual league championship playoff.

Morrow scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the victory over UCF on Wednesday and recorded 22 points and 14 rebounds the next day in the upset win over the Blazers.

For a final encore, Morrow produced yet another double-double with 25 points and 14 rebounds in ECU's semifinal loss to Memphis on Friday.

Other players named to the All-Tournament team were Joe Jackson of Memphis, Tulsa's Justin Hurtt and UTEP's Randy Culpepper and Christian Polk.

Jackson received the Most Valuable Player award after leading the fourth-seeded Tigers to three wins in three days, including a 67-66 triumph over the third-seeded Miners in the title game.

PAGE UPDATED 03/13/11 04:32 AM.

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