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Cherryville product Terry Whisnant puts up a three-point attempt against Virginia-Lynchburg. The junior guard made 4 of 7 from long range and led all scorers with 16 points in East Carolina's 92-51 win over the Dragons. (W.A. Myatt photo)

American Football Schedule

SMU at UCF, 12 pm (ESPNN)
Tulsa at Houston, 3 pm (ESPN3)
Tulane at ECU, 3:30 pm (ESPN3)
USF at Memphis, 4 pm (ESPNN)
Cincinnati at UConn, 8 pm (CBSSN)
LAST WEEK'S AAC SCORES >>> ..... | Thursday > Cincinnati 54, ECU 46 (ESPN2) ..... | Friday > UCF 31, Tulsa 7 (ESPN2) ..... | Saturday > Penn State 30, Temple 13 (ESPN2) ..... Memphis 38, Tulane 7 (ESPNU) ..... USF 14, SMU 13 (CBSSN) ..... .....


Biletnikoff voters missed the boat

At some point during Saturday’s game against Tulane, probably in the first half, Justin Hardy will come off the line, get a step on his defender and catch his fourth pass of the day from quarterback Shane Carden.  ... More from Brett Friedlander...



Losses set stage for Tulane's arrival

Al Myatt

Saddled with a two-game losing streak under adverse conditions in the rugged American Athletic Conference, East Carolina's football team has been looking forward to returning to competition following a layoff from a Thursday night game at Cincinnati on Nov. 13. ... More from Al Myatt...



Fifteen Questions for B.J. Tyson

Bunyon Devell (B.J.) Tyson, Jr., is off to a good start in East Carolina's basketball program. Two games into the 2014-15 season, the 6' 3" freshman is averaging 17.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and leads the Pirates in steals with seven. He is playing 23.5 minutes per game. Tyson has hit nine of his 10 free throws (90 percent) and 12 of 22 field goal attempts (54.5 percent), although he has made just one of seven behind the arc. ... More from W.A. Myatt...

Pictured: Freshman guard B.J. Tyson has hit the court running after attending East Carolina for a year before joining the roster this season. The Wadesboro product leads the team in steals and is second in scoring. (ECU Media Relations photo)



Justin Hardy deserves better

Justin Hardy has been snubbed. East Carolina's spectacular receiver will most likely set the all-time NCAA record for career receptions this week when the Pirates host Tulane. Hardy needs just four catches to break the record set by Ryan Broyles of Oklahoma in 2011. ... More from Brian Bailey...


Audio: The Brian Bailey Show

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Audio: Coach Ruff Weekly Presser

ECU coach Ruffin McNeill spoke with the media at his weekly press conference on Monday as the Pirates prepare to host Tulane on Saturday (courtesy of Pirate Radio 1250; file photo): Select clip...



UNC-Asheville holds off Pirates

GREENVILLE — UNC-Asheville's Andrew Rowsey stands 5 feet, 10 inches but he was huge on Sunday afternoon. Rowsey, a sophomore, scored 28 points to lead an 83-79 nonconference basketball win at East Carolina. ... More...


Pirates cruise in hoops opener

GREENVILLE — East Carolina rolled past North Carolina Wesleyan 99-81 to open the 2014-15 basketball season at Williams Arena in Minges Coliseum on Friday night. The Pirates won their first game of the season for the 15th consecutive time. ... Story, photos, post-game audio...
Pictured: Sophomore forward Michel Nzege compiled a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds in ECU's season-opening win over N.C. Wesleyan. The native of Geneva, Switzerland sat out last season after transferring from Winston-Salem State. (Photo by W.A. Myatt.)

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AAC SCOREBOARD >>> ..... | Thursday > Cincinnati 54, ECU 46 (ESPN2) ..... | Friday > UCF 31, Tulsa 7 (ESPN2) ..... | Saturday > Penn State 30, Temple 13 (ESPN2) ..... Memphis 38, Tulane 7 (ESPNU) ..... USF 14, SMU 13 (CBSSN) ..... .....

Time to deal with loss

Al Myatt

CINCINNATI — The schedule will soon compact for East Carolina's 2014 football team with three games in 13 days. The Pirates will host Tulane on Saturday, Nov. 22 to start the close to the regular season. They'll play at Tulsa the following Friday before returning home to face Central Florida on Thursday, Dec. 4. ... More from Al Myatt...


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GREENVILLE — Florida State transfer Terry Whisnant made four of seven attempts from behind the 3-point line and scored 16 points to lead East Carolina to a 92-51 nonconference basketball win over Virginia-Lynchburg at Williams Arena in Minges Coliseum on Thursday night.

Another transfer, Michel-Ofik Nzege, a native of Switzerland who arrived via Winston-Salem State, supplied 12 points and 13 rebounds as the Pirates improved to 2-1.

ECU got contributions from freshmen as well. B.J. Tyson had 14 points and eight rebounds. Lance Tejada added 10 points. Sophomore Caleb White scored 12 points.

The Pirates took control with an early 17-2 run.

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Michel-Ofik Nzege attempts a shot in the paint against the Dragons. 'Ziggy' compiled a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds. (W.A. Myatt photo. ©

ECU finished 37 of 70 on its field goal attempts for 52.9 percent and made six of 17 behind the arc for 35.3 percent. The Pirates sank just 12 of 25 free throws for 48 percent.

Antonio Robinson finished with 11 assists.

Kanu Aja had eight points and six rebounds in 12 minutes. Michael Zangari, coming off an injury, saw his first action of the season, contributing five points and eight rebounds in 11 minutes.

Fifteen of 16 players on the East Carolina roster have seen time this season. Veteran Paris Roberts-Campbell has been out of the mix with an ailment.

ECU had a 59-30 command in rebounding in winning its 23rd straight contest against a non-Division I opponent.

The Dragons got 14 points from Hakeem Anthony but made just 19 of 67 shots from the field for 28.4 percent.

A crowd of 3,966 turned out for the Pirates' third consecutive home game to start the 2014-15 season.

Next up for ECU is a matchup with Green Bay in Estero, FL, on Monday at noon. The game is ECU's opener in a three-day event hosted by Florida Gulf Coast, which is coached by former Pirate skipper Joe Dooley.

11/21/2014 06:09 AM