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ECU breaks through on the road


ECU vs. Temple | Thur., 7 pm

TV: ESPNU | The Season



Pirates start fast in 14-3 win

GREENVILLE East Carolina scored six times in the first inning and had three more multi-run frames in a 14-3 win over Albany at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Saturday. The Pirates (4-4) have a chance to climb over .500 as the three-game series is scheduled for completion with a 1 p.m. game today. ... More...



ECU breaks through on road

ORLANDO, FL Terry Whisnant made a 3-pointer from the right side with 1:04 left for a 66-64 East Carolina lead and the Pirates made enough free throws down the stretch on Saturday afternoon at Central Florida to nail down their first road win of the season, 71-66. ... More...



Pirate pitchers shut down Albany

GREENVILLE Evan Kruczynski pitched seven innings without allowing Albany a run as East Carolina took a 5-1 win at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Friday. The Pirates were scheduled to play in the Irish Classic in Cary but that event was canceled due to snow in central North Carolina. The Great Danes were enlisted for a three-game series to fill the weekend void. ... More...



Evaluation simple on QB situation

Al MyattThe East Carolina quarterback situation will get a lot of Dave Nichol's attention in the offseason with the exit of Shane Carden, who started for most of the last three seasons and recently took part in the NFL combine after a record breaking college career and a couple of conference offensive player of the year awards. ... More from Al Myatt...



UConn rallies again

In a game that progressed similarly to an earlier American Athletic Conference matchup, Connecticut was too much for East Carolina in the second half on Wednesday night before a black-out crowd of 6,856 in Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

The 2014 NCAA Tournament champions overcame a 33-24 halftime deficit to top the Pirates 60-49 as Ryan Boatwright scored 16 points. ... Story & photos...

Post-game: Lebo, Guilmette, Whisnant...

Pictured: Terry Whisnant attempts a shot in the paint against UConn on Wednesday night. (Photo by W.A. Myatt)

Next: ECU at UCF | Saturday, 12 pm
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ECU closes Classic with win

Cfter a tough 4-3 loss to No. 24 Liberty on Sunday afternoon, East Carolina bounced back with a 9-2 win over St. John's on Sunday evening at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

The Pirates (2-4) finished the 12th annual Keith LeClair Classic with a 2-1 record. ECU stranded the tying run at third in the bottom of the ninth against the Flames. ... Story & pictures...

Post-game: Godwin, Lucroy & Lowery...

Pictured: David Lucroy delivers against St. John's. The junior right-hander went seven innings allowing one run on five hits with three strikeouts in his first win of the year. (Photo  by W.A. Myatt)

Next: ECU vs. Albany | Friday, 4 pm



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. ECU got 19 points each from Caleb White and B.J. Tyson in its fourth straight win at home. ... 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)

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ORLANDO, FL Terry Whisnant made a 3-pointer from the right side with 1:04 left for a 66-64 East Carolina lead and the Pirates made enough free throws down the stretch on Saturday afternoon at Central Florida to nail down their first road win of the season, 71-66.

ECU (13-16, 6-10 American Athletic Conference) used a balanced scoring effort that included 14 points from Caleb White, 13 from Antonio Robinson, 13 from freshman B.J. Tyson and 11 from Whisnant.

In contrast to a 60-49 home loss to Connecticut, which the Pirates led 33-24 at the half on Wednesday night, the last 20 minutes were ECU's best in their second meeting with the Knights.

The Pirates had topped UCF at home by a 67-49 margin on Feb. 7.

ECU outscored their hosts 46-35 in the second half Saturday to sweep the season series.

The Pirates made 17 of 27 from the field in the second half, a torrid 63 percent, after dropping 11 of 22 in the first half for 50 percent.

ECU made 57.1 percent of its shots for the game. The Pirates sank seven of 16 threes for 43.8 percent.

"Both teams, offensively, were really sharp," said Pirates coach Jeff Lebo.

The Knights (12-16, 5-12) finished at 52.3 percent from the floor.

"We made some shots the second half and we moved the ball well," Lebo said. "We attacked their man and their zone awfully well. We finished off possessions offensively with high percentage shots that went in for us."

The high degree of offensive execution produced eight assists for Robinson and five for Whisnant. Robinson assisted on the go-ahead three by Whisnant with 64 seconds remaining.

Marshall Guilmette scored eight points, all in the second half, hitting both of his attempts from beyond the arc.

White snared a team-high five rebounds on a day with relatively few missed shots and Paris Roberts-Campbell had three steals for the Pirates in 15 minutes.

Michel-Ofik Nzege had six points in 14 minutes, finishing with four fouls. Kanu Aja provided four points in five minutes.

White had 10 points after intermission and Whisnant warmed up for nine points in the second half.

"How about Whisnant?" Lebo said. "He'd been struggling, but finally makes the big one there."

Whisnant, a junior who transferred from Florida State, had missed all four of his 3-point attempts before finding the range and putting the Pirates ahead to stay.

After Whisnant connected from in front of the ECU bench with 1:04 to go, Robinson, Whisnant and Tyson made free throws to seal the outcome.

ECU finished eight for 14 at the line.

White, Guilmette, Robinson and Tyson had rebounds for ECU in the final 44 seconds.

The Pirates host Temple on Thursday at 7 p.m. (ESPNU) and will recognize Francis Edosomwan, Roberts-Campbell and Robinson for Senior Night.

The Owls defeated ECU 66-53 in Philadelphia on Feb. 14. A 66-54 home win over Houston on Thursday night put Temple at 20-9 overall and 11-5 in league play.

The Pirates are currently seventh among 11 teams in the American standings.

03/01/2015 03:48 AM