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ECU SID Game Recap

Schedule, Scores, Attendance


Golden Hurricane blows past ECU at the end

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Host and No. 5 seed Tulsa went on a 16-7 run in the final three minutes to capture a come-from-behind 79-72 victory over No. 4 seed East Carolina in a Conference USA Tournament quarterfinal matchup Thursday night at the BOK Center.

Senior guard Scottie Haralson scored 22 points and freshman guard James Woodard added 17 to help the Golden Hurricane secure a Friday evening semifinal date with top seed Memphis (6:30 p.m.; TV: CBSCS). The Tigers took care of Tulane 81-68 in Thursday evening's preliminary contest.

The turning point in Tulsa's surge past the Pirates (18-12) occurred when the Golden Hurricane retained possession on an awkwardly-contested offensive rebound after Woodard missed back-to-back chances at the charity stripe with 2:52 remaining.

After the second miss, Tulsa (17-14) worked the ball to Pat Swilling, Jr., who nailed a long-range bomb with 2:35 left to convert a 65-63 deficit into a 66-65 lead.

In post-game remarks, ECU coach Jeff Lebo pointed to the sequence of events as being pivotal in the outcome.

"They missed two foul shots, we had a chance to secure a loose ball that we have in our hands and they
make a three," he said. "That took the juice right out of us and got them on a run in the last two minutes of the game.”

The run to which Lebo alluded began with a 10-0 streak in a span of two minutes that put the Golden Hurricane in control 73-65 with 51 seconds left.

Senior forward Maurice Kemp had 24 points and 11 rebounds, junior guard Akeem Richmond had 16 points, senior point guard Miguel Paul contributed 14 points and 8 assists and sophomore guard Paris Roberts-Campbell recorded 12 points to pace the Pirates.

Freshman guard Shaquille Harrison had 12 points and freshman forward D'Andre Wright scored 10 points for the youth-dominated Golden Hurricane.

Tulsa led by as much as 8 in the first half but Richmond and Kemp fueled a 24-11 run that pushed the Pirates ahead 30-25 at the half. ECU built the margin to as much as 8 in the second half and did not trail until the final 2:35.

No. 2 seed Southern Miss will face No. 3 seed Texas-El Paso Friday afternoon (4 p.m.; TV: CBSSN) for the right to meet the Memphis-Tulsa winner in Saturday's championship game (11:30 a.m.; TV: CBS).

Out of the running for C-USA's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament and not considered a contender for a bid to the NIT, ECU will be watching national developments closely over the final weekend of league tourneys to gauge its merits for a postseason berth in the CIT ( Tournament) or the CBI (College Basketball Invitational).

C-USA Tournament Game Summary
Tulsa 79, East Carolina 72

Date: Thursday, Mar. 14, 2013
Facility: BOK Center, Tulsa, OK
Attendance: 7,050
Records: ECU 18-12; UT 17-14


Tulsa 25 54 79
East Carolina 30 42 72

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