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Tyson helps ECU hold off Fresno State



Justin Hardy: A player for the ages

What a thrill it was to be on the sideline on Saturday when Justin Hardy set the all-time NCAA FBS record for career receptions. The former West Craven standout needed just four catches to break the all-time mark. ... 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 director of high school relations Harold Robinson: Replay show...


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ECU coach Ruffin McNeill spoke with the media at his weekly press conference on Monday as the Pirates prepare to visit Tulsa for a Friday night matchup (courtesy of Pirate Radio 1250): Select clip...



Green Bay tops ECU

ESTERO, FL — Short-handed East Carolina opened play in the Gulf Coast Showcase at high noon on Monday and was dealt a 66-49 setback by Green Bay. The Pirates were without versatile senior wing man Paris Roberts-Campbell due to a knee ailment and post player Marshall Guilmette because of a hip flexor injury. ... More...



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AAC SCOREBOARD >>> ..... | Houston 38, Tulsa 28 (ESPN3) ..... UCF 53, SMU 7 (ESPNN) ..... ECU 34,  Tulane 6 (ESPN3) ..... Memphis 31, USF 20 (ESPNN) ..... Cincinnati 41, UConn 0 (CBSSN) ..... | .....

'Deuce' becomes No. 1

GREENVILLE — "Deuce" is how East Carolina football coach Ruffin McNeill refers to senior inside wide receiver Justin Hardy. It's because Hardy wears uniform No. 2. "Deuce" became No. 1 on Saturday, moving ahead of former Oklahoma receiver Ryan Broyles for the most career catches in Football Bowl Subdivision history. ... More from Al Myatt...

HISTORY IN THE MAKING: A mammoth banner was unfurled from the Murphy Center soon after senior wide receiver Justin Hardy made his 350th career catch during East Carolina's 34-6 victory over Tulane on Saturday at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. The play pushed Hardy past the previous NCAA FBS career receptions record set by Oklahoma's Ryan Broyles in 2011. Hardy hauled in nine passes for 104 yards against the Green Wave and finished the day with 355 career receptions. [W.A. Myatt photo. ©]

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Audio: Ruff & Hardy Post-game

ECU coach Ruffin McNeill and senior receiver Justin Hardy spoke with the press after the Pirates' win over Tulane on Saturday (recorded by W.A. Myatt): Select audio clip...


Kevin's Keys to the Game

The Pirates will take on a challenge from Tulane today in their first appearance in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in a month. It will also be East Carolina's last Saturday home game this season. ... More from Kevin Monroe...


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ESTERO, FL — Freshman guard B.J. Tyson scored East Carolina's last eight points, including all six of his free throw attempts down the stretch, as the Pirates held off Fresno State for a 58-52 win in the Gulf Coast Showcase on Tuesday afternoon.

Tyson finished with 22 points and sophomore Caleb White scored 16 for ECU (3-2), which will meet Hawaii at 2:30 p.m. today for fifth place in the event. The Rainbows improved to 5-2 Tuesday with a 62-55 win over Marist (0-4).

The Bulldogs (1-4) made a run to trim a 13-point Pirates lead to 50-48 with 3:13 remaining. A pair of free throws by Tyson and his fast break basket extended ECU's lead to six points with 43 seconds to go.

Tyson said he has confidence at the foul line.

"I get a little down and upset with myself when I miss my free throws because I know I'm not the type of player that misses free throws," Tyson said. "I try to take advantage of getting those free points every opportunity I get."

Tyson was 11-for-11 at the line in his fifth college game.

Michael Zangari gave the Pirates a boost inside with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Coach Jeff Lebo was pleased with how his short-handed group responded after a loss to Green Bay on Monday. Wing man Paris Roberts-Campbell and post player Marshall Guilmette are both out with injuries.

Down by four points with 12:53 left in the first half, ECU had a 22-5 run sparked by 10 straight points from White. The Bulldogs, who returned four starters from a team that posted 21 wins last season, went more than seven minutes in the first half without a field goal.

The Pirates led 31-22 at the half.

Julien Lewis of Fresno State was high scorer for the game with 23 points. Marvelle Harris added 12 points for the Bulldogs.

11/27/2014 01:48 AM