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Mustangs take 74-63 win over ECU

Next: ECU at Tulane

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GREENVILLE — East Carolina faced its first deficit of the young season and responded by rallying for a 5-3 nonconference win over Longwood on Sunday afternoon before 3,067 at Clark-LeClair Stadium. ... More...

Next: N.C. A&T at ECU | Wednesday, 4 pm



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Pictured: Projected opening day starter Evan Kruczynski deals last season in a solid performance against No. 2 Virginia. The junior lefthander posted an 8-4 record with a 3.17 ERA in 2015. (Photo by W.A. Myatt)



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Audio: The Brian Bailey Show

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DALLAS — Southern Methodist had an 8-0 run at the end of the first half to overcome a 35-28 East Carolina lead Sunday afternoon and the host Mustangs went on to take a 74-63 American Athletic Conference win.

It was a significantly more competitive effort for the Pirates than a 79-55 loss to SMU in Greenville on Jan. 15 but it didn't keep ECU from dropping to 10-17 overall and 2-12 in the AAC.

The Pirates lost their sixth straight game despite a 20-point effort by Prince Williams. The senior point guard made four of five behind the arc as ECU went 12-for-24 (50 percent) on 3-pointers.

Kentrell Barkley also dropped four of five from long range as he registered 15 points. Barkley also contributed eight rebounds and four assists.

Caleb White had 14 points and four assists.

Clarence Williams had six points and Mike Zangari scored five.

B.J. Tyson was limited to two points on a dunk but had a team-high six assists.

The Pirates were outrebounded 41-17 and struggled at the free throw line, hitting just five of 13.

Nic Moore led SMU (22-4, 10-4) with 22 points and seven assists. Markus Kennedy had 19 points and nine rebounds for the Mustangs. Jordan Tolbert had 12 points and 12 rebounds. Shake Milton finished with 10 points.

ECU visits Tulane for an 8 p.m. tipoff on Wednesday. The Green Wave (10-17, 3-11) took a 100-92 win in triple overtime in Greenville on Feb. 10.

02/22/2016 01:41 AM