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Green Wave sinks Pirates in triple OT

Next: ECU at Cincinnati

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Recruiting report card: Defense

Pirates load up in secondary

The American Athletic Conference featured three offenses ranked among the nation's top 18 in passing yardage in 2015. Five of the league's starting quarterbacks whose passing yardage was among the top 45 statistically are scheduled to be back next fall. ... More from Sammy Batten...


Pirates issue full ride to kicker

East Carolina's recruiting class of 2016 has expanded to 23 with a post-signing day letter of intent from Bremen (GA) High School kicker/punter Jake Verity. The Pirates beat out UAB for Verity, who booted a 63-year field goal last season. ... Thumbnail sketches...


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Pirate baseball opens with banquet

For the second straight year it was my honor to serve as emcee for the East Carolina Pirates baseball banquet, held this past Saturday at Williams Arena. Some 400 fans packed the arena to get set for the upcoming baseball season. ... More from Brian Bailey...

Memorabilia at ECU's Baseball Banquet. (Submitted photo)

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 offensive coordinator Tony Petersen: Replay show...



Hot-shooting Huskies sink Pirates

STORRS, CT Five players scored in double figures for Connecticut in an 85-67 American Athletic Conference win over visiting East Carolina on Sunday. Shonn Miller and N.C. State transfer Rodney Purvis had 16 points for the Huskies (17-6, 7-3 AAC). ... More...

Next: Tulane at ECU | Wed. | 6:15 pm | ESPNN



Recruiting report card: Offense

January push pays talent dividends

Less than a month remained before college football's national signing day by the time new East Carolina head coach Scottie Montgomery finalized his staff in early January. ... More from Sammy Batten...

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Pirates worked fast on recruiting class

GREENVILLE Certain elements of a real pirate's lifestyle such as attacking, plundering and escaping probably had to be done with a relatively high degree of speed. Time was of the essence as Scottie Montgomery assembled his staff and put together his first recruiting class as East Carolina football coach. ... More from Al Myatt...

Pictured: ECU football coach Scottie Montgomery discussed his first crop of recruits at Wednesday's signing day press conference. (W.A. Myatt photo) | Replay audio...

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Audio: Signing Day Presser

ECU football coach Scottie Montgomery met with the press on Wednesday to talk about the Pirates' recruiting class of 2016 (recorded by Al Myatt): Select clip...

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GREENVILLE The East Carolina basketball team must have a stout heart because it got broken again on Wednesday night.

The Pirates' latest venture into disappointment was a 100-92 triple overtime loss to Tulane in Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

ECU slipped to 10-14 overall and 2-9 in the American Athletic Conference despite leading 49-36 with 14 minutes left in regulation.

The Pirates had a five-point advantage in the last two minutes of the first extra period.

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Pictured: ECU guard Prince Williams had 25 points and nine assists in the 100-92 triple overtime loss to Tulane at Minges Coliseum on Wednesday night. (Photo by Al Myatt)

ECU lost its last home game 97-93 in double overtime to Houston. The Cougars left Greenville and knocked off Southern Methodist.

This Pirate setback may have seemed worse because Tulane has struggled to a 9-16 mark overall and is 2-10 in the AAC.

Louis Dabney had 32 points in Tulane's second league win.

"Heartbreaking," said ECU coach Jeff Lebo. "This one stings a great deal. We had the game right where we wanted it and couldn't step on their throat.

"They made some shots. Give them credit. (Malik) Morgan (26 points) made some timely threes. From 10 minutes left in regulation, I thought we looked tired and they took advantage. They made some crucial free throws."

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Pictured: ECU freshman Kentrell Barkley looks to pass on Wednesday night. Barkley's line included 20 points, 14 rebounds, three assists and five steals.. (Photo by Al Myatt)

Morgan went five of 12 behind the arc. Teammates Dylan Osetkowski and Cameron Reynolds added 16 and 11 points, respectively.

"We had some defensive breakdowns and that allowed them some rhythm threes," said ECU senior point guard Prince Williams.

Williams had nine assists. He and B.J. Tyson finished with 25 points each for ECU.

Kentrell Barkley had 20 points, 14 rebounds, three assists and five steals for the Pirates.

Michel Nzege added nine points before fouling out.

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Pictured: B.J. Tyson scores two of his 25 points in the Pirates' losing effort. (Photo by Al Myatt)

"We've lost three at home that were heartbreakers," Lebo said. "The Central Florida game (Jan. 2). We had that in control. Houston and this one. It's hard to swallow."

ECU visits Cincinnati for a 4 p.m. tipoff Saturday.

"It's definitely tough right now," Williams said. "But we've got to regroup and be ready for Cincinnati on Saturday."

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