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 No. 8 ECU vs. No. 1 SMU

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Long-term recruiting lands tackle

A connection with East Carolina that didn't originally pay off for the Pirates helped produce an important late addition to the football recruiting Class of 2015. Junior college defensive tackle Darius Commissiong became the 19th member of the ECU Class of '15 ... More from Sammy Batten...



Pirates finish sweep

GREENVILLE — East Carolina scored two runs in the seventh inning for a 3-2 win over Monmouth on Sunday, completing a three-game series sweep of the Hawks. Reid Love singled to lead off ECU's half of the seventh. An error by the Monmouth first baseman on a sacrifice bunt by Parker Lamm put runners at first and second. A sacrifice bunt by Eric Tyler moved both runners into scoring position. Bryce Harman's sacrifice fly tied the score at 2 and an RBI single up the middle by Travis Watkins scored Lamm ... More...

Next: ECU vs. Campbell | Tuesday, 6:30 pm



Cougars top ECU

GREENVILLE — Behind 50 percent field goal shooting, host Houston evened its American Athletic Conference regular season series with East Carolina by pulling away to a 72-54 win Sunday. A layup by Devonta Pollard, who had 14 points and 11 rebounds, put the Cougars ahead to stay at 11-9 with 13:33 left in the first half. Houston (12-18, 4-14) was on top 35-24 at the half. ... More...

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 No. 8 East Carolina vs. No. 9 Central Florida
Thursday, 3:30 pm | TV: ESPNU
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Pirates post pair of shutouts

GREENVILLE — East Carolina defeated Old Dominion 9-7 on Wednesday as 2,155 made their way to Clark-LeClair Stadium on a great afternoon to be outside. The Pirates (6-5) scored twice in the seventh inning to snap a tie score at 5 and ECU maintained the lead. ... More...

Next: ECU vs. Monmouth | Sunday, 1 pm



Smith shoulders responsibility

Al MyattRick Smith had an agonizing 2014 football season and it wasn't just the heartbreak of losses to Cincinnati and Central Florida in the final seconds that stressed East Carolina's defensive coordinator. ... More from Al Myatt...



Temple wins on ECU's Senior Night

GREENVILLE — Temple overcame a fast start by East Carolina on Senior Night to take a 70-56 American Athletic Conference win over the Pirates in Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum on Thursday night.

A 3-pointer by Terry Whisnant gave ECU an 11-3 lead with 17:14 left in the first half, but the Owls (21-9, 12-5 AAC) rallied to go ahead to stay, 30-27, on a 3-pointer by Will Cummings with 5:20 left in the first half. ... Story & photos...

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Pictured: Caleb White drives to the basket in a 70-56 loss to Temple Thursday night. The sophomore guard led the Pirates with 13 points. (Photo by W.A. Myatt)

Next: ECU at Houston | Sunday, 4 pm
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Pirates enjoy baseball weather

GREENVILLE — East Carolina defeated Old Dominion 9-7 on Wednesday as 2,155 made their way to Clark-LeClair Stadium on a great afternoon to be outside. The Pirates (6-5) scored twice in the seventh inning to snap a tie score at 5 and ECU maintained the lead. ... More...



Pack shuts out Pirates

RALEIGH — N.C. State's Logan Ratledge hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning on Tuesday afternoon and the Wolfpack went on to deal East Carolina its first shutout of the season by a 7-0 margin at Doak Field. ... More...



Pirates set sights on N.C. State

The weather has certainly thrown a curve ball at the East Carolina baseball season so far. There has yet to be one of those “beautiful day for baseball” type days. In fact, the weather has been much more suited for duck hunting than diamond watching. ... More from Brian Bailey...

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 ECU volunteer assistant coach Frankie Everitte (right): Replay show...

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HARTFORD, CT — East Carolina survived and advanced in the first game of the 2015 American Athletic Conference tournament with an 81-80 overtime win over Central Florida at the XL Center on Thursday afternoon.

The Pirates (14-18) used a balanced scoring attack that included 19 points from freshman B.J. Tyson, a career high 18 from Marshall Guilmette, 13 each from Michel Nzege and Caleb White and 11 from Paris Roberts-Campbell.

Regulation play ended with the score knotted at 76. Kasey Wilson of UCF tied it up on a follow shot with four seconds left. Roberts-Campbell got a good look at a three at the buzzer but it rimmed out.

Guilmette's three from the left put the Pirates ahead to stay at 79-78 with 4:28 left in the extra period. A bucket by White gave ECU an 81-78 lead with 3:31 remaining.

Wilson made two free throws with 3:05 left to complete the scoring.

Wilson missed a shot from the left elbow with Antonio Robinson defending as time was running out that would have given the Knights (12-18) the victory.

UCF got 22 points from B.J. Taylor in its third loss of the season to the Pirates. Adonys Henriquez added 17 points.

ECU trailed 7-2 at the outset but spurted to a 30-13 advantage with 5:59 left in the first half. The Pirates were on top 38-30 at the break.

Freshman Lance Tejada gave ECU a big lift with seven assists and five steals in the first half as coach Jeff Lebo brought Robinson to the bench with a pair of fouls.

Nzege and Guilmette grabbed seven and six rebounds respectively to keep the Pirates competitive on the boards.

"Well, it was a heck of a basketball game to open the tournament," Lebo said. "Good offensive game, a lot of points and we had a great start to the game, up 17.

"Give Central Florida a lot of credit, they really battled hard and battled back. I give my team a lot of credit in the overtime. When a team comes back like that and ties the game, a lot of times in those overtimes they mentally have an advantage and physically have an advantage. We showed some toughness coming down the stretch and made some key plays.

"It's exciting to be able to play another day. It's our first American tournament victory and I know our guys are excited to get a chance to play again tomorrow against a terrific team."

ECU, seeded eighth in the 11-team event, meets top-seeded Southern Methodist (24-6), which had a first-round bye, at noon today (ESPN2). The Mustangs defeated the Pirates 77-54 in Dallas on Jan. 17.

The Pirates improved to 4-1 in conference tournament openers under Lebo.

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