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Pirates surge past USF


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Pirates surge past USF

East Carolina started the second half on an 11-0 run after building a 35-25 lead in the first 20 minutes and the Pirates went on to a 73-60 win over South Florida on Saturday. ... More...

Post-game: Lebo, Guilmette & White...

Pictured: ECU sophomore guard Caleb White launches a jumper during ECU's 73-60 American Athletic Conference win over South Florida on Saturday at Minges Coliseum. White nailed five of six 3-point attempts and scored 19 points. (Photo by W.A. Myatt)


ECU rallies past UNCG

Cliff Godwin got his first win as coach of East Carolina as the Pirates rolled past UNC-Greensboro, 8-3, in the opening game of the 2015 Keith LeClair Classic. ... More...

Post-game: Godwin & Lowery...

Pictured: ECU freshman Jackson Mims (20) is congratulated by teammates after an eighth- inning sacrifice fly in the opening game of the Keith Leclair Classic. After falling behind early, the Pirates used offensive firepower to roar back for the victory. (Photo by W.A. Myatt)


Descendants of game pay respects

Al MyattIn the lineage of coach-player relationships, Jeff Lebo is only three steps removed from basketball inventor James Naismith. After conceiving of the game with peach baskets for goals in Springfield, Mass., in 1891, Naismith later coached the fledgling sport at Kansas. ... More from Al Myatt...



ECU topped at Tulsa

TULSA, OK — Host Tulsa took a 69-58 American Athletic Conference win over East Carolina on Wednesday night. The Pirates got 15 points from Terry Whisnant, 14 from Caleb White and 13 from freshman B.J. Tyson in falling to 11-15 overall and 4-9 in league play. ... More...



Pirates under NFL's microscope

After four standout seasons and more catches than anyone in FBS history, Justin Hardy has become an overnight sensation. It happened last month at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, AL, where those who never took the time to notice or appreciate the now- former ECU wide receiver finally got the chance to see what they’ve been missing. ... More from Brett Friedlander...



Pirates' mettle tested

We're never going to accept losing around here ... It's not okay to lose ... I don't care if they're ranked number two or ranked number one or who they are ... There are no moral victories when you lose... — Cliff Godwin

Second-ranked Virginia came to town and swept East Carolina in Cliff Godwin's debut as the head baseball coach of the Pirates. ... More from Brian Bailey...

Pictured: Former ECU player Cliff Godwin looks on from the third base coach's box at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Friday in his first game as head coach for his alma mater in the season-opening series with Virginia. (Photo by W.A. Myatt)
Audio: The Brian Bailey Show
The Brian Bailey Show airs on Pirate Radio 1250 on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Brian's guest this week was East Carolina head baseball coach Cliff Godwin (right): Replay show...


Recruiting report card: Defense

Impact players plug holes; Pirates still shopping

Players at every position on East Carolina's defensive unit completed their eligibility at the end of the 2014 season, including six starters. The result was a wide-ranging list of needs to cover those losses ... More from Sammy Batten...

Recruiting Report Cards: Offense | Defense

Thumbnails: ECU's recruiting class of 2015...


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GREENVILLE — East Carolina started the second half on an 11-0 run after building a 35-25 lead in the first 20 minutes and the Pirates went on to a 73-60 American Athletic Conference win over South Florida on Saturday.

ECU got 19 points each from Caleb White and B.J. Tyson in its fourth straight win at home. White dropped five shots from beyond the arc, a career high, and Tyson made 11 of 14 free throws.

The Pirates went 28 for 36 at the line, outscoring the Bulls (8-20, 2-13) by 16 points on foul shots.

Marshall Guilmette had 13 points and Terry Whisnant added 10 points as ECU improved to 12-15 overall and 5-9 in league play.

The Pirates evened the season series after falling 58-50 at Tampa on Jan. 3.

ECU overcame a 12-3 deficit at the outset with a 15-2 spree.

Guilmette put the Pirates ahead to stay with a 3-pointer that provided a 15-14 lead with 8:35 left in the first half. A layup and a free throw by Tyson produced a 30-20 ECU advantage with 3:08 remaining in the half and the Pirates maintained a double-figure lead the rest of the way.

ECU's defense generated 11 USF turnovers in the first half and the Pirates scored 20 points off those miscues.

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Redshirt sophomore forward Marshall Guilmette throws down a dunk during ECU's home victory over South Florida on Saturday. Guilmette finished with 13 points and five rebounds. (Photo by W.A. Myatt)

"Although we didn't get off to a great start, in the last 12 minutes of the first half we were able to score a lot of points off turnovers," said ECU coach Jeff Lebo. "Our defense was pretty active in the first half and we did a nice job of extending the lead in the second half."

Tyson had six rebounds as ECU won the board battle, 30-27. Corey Allen Jr., a senior guard, paced the visitors with 28 points and eight rebounds.

Antonio Robinson had five assists for the Pirates. Michel-Ofik Nzege scored six points and Lance Tejada tallied four for ECU.

USF committed 10 fouls in the last three minutes and the Pirates made 13 of 19 at the line in that span to seal the outcome.

Allen led USF's attempts at a comeback by scoring 25 points in the second half. Troy Halston Jr. had 13 points for the Bulls.

ECU hosts Connecticut on Wednesday at 7 p.m. (ESPNU). The Huskies topped the Pirates 65-52 in Storrs on Feb. 4 although ECU held a 34-27 lead at the half. UConn fell to 14-11 overall and 7-6 in the AAC with a 75-72 loss at Memphis on Thursday night. The Huskies host Tulane at 4 p.m. today.

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