Post-game Audio...

ECU SID Game Recap

Schedule & Scores on


Tyson lifts Pirates to win at Tulane

Next: ECU at Cincinnati

Saturday, 12 pm | TV: ESPNU



SEC aura helped lure Bailey to ECU

Sean Bailey's earliest ambition was to become a firefighter like his father, uncle and grandfather before him. But by middle school Bailey changed his mind and opted for another family profession. ... More from Sammy Batten...

Thumbnails: ECU's recruiting class of 2016...



Pirates defeat N.C. A&T, 11-2

GREENVILLE —  East Carolina outhit North Carolina A&T 15-5 in an 11-2 nonconference win on Tuesday afternoon. The game was originally scheduled for Wednesday but was moved up due to the threat of severe weather today. ... More...

Next: ECU at UVa | Fri. 3 pm; Sat. 1 pm; Sun. 1 pm



Marathon season starts on right note

Break out the brooms. East Carolina opened the 2016 baseball season with a sweep of Longwood at Clark-LeClair Stadium. The season is a marathon and not a sprint. Still, second-year head coach Cliff Godwin and the Pirates were more than excited to get the opening weekend sweep. ... 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 pitching coach Dan Roszel: Replay show...



Pirates come back for sweep

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...



Mustangs take 74-63 win over ECU

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. ... More...

Next: ECU at Tulane | Wednesday, 8 pm | ESPNN



Another strong start keys Pirates

GREENVILLE — East Carolina got another strong starting performance on the mound to win its second game in a season-opening series with Longwood on Saturday. The Pirates topped the Lancers 9-6 at Clark-LeClair Stadium as Jacob Wolfe pitched six scoreless innings after being staked to a 5-0 lead in the third inning. ... More...



Pirates start impressively

GREENVILLE — East Carolina junior left-hander Evan Kruczynski pitched seven scoreless innings as the Pirates opened the baseball season with an 11-1 nonconference win over visiting Longwood on Friday. ... More...



Outlook is sunny for Pirates in '16

Al MyattThe recent cold weather has not been suited for baseball but the East Carolina program has been making the best of the situation with the season opener at home against Longwood today at 4 p.m. The Lancers were 22-34 overall last season and 9-15 in the Big South Conference. ... More from Al Myatt...



Pirates primed for encore and more

Ol' Gomer Pyle would have smiled from ear to ear and hollered out: “Surprise, surprise, surprise!” That's how East Carolina's baseball team celebrated its 2015 American Athletic Conference championship last season. Nobody expected the Pirates, with a first-year coach, to post 40 victories and walk off with the league's top trophy. ... More from Woody Peele...

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)


By Al Myatt
All rights reserved.

View mobile alpha version of this page

View stats on

NEW ORLEANS — B.J. Tyson led four East Carolina players in double figures with 22 points as the Pirates stopped a six-game losing streak with a 79-73 American Athletic Conference win at Tulane on Wednesday night.

ECU (11-17, 3-12) had a 12-point lead with under nine minutes left in a 100-92 triple overtime loss to the Green Wave in Greenville on Feb. 10.

Tulane (10-18, 3-12) rallied again after a 3-pointer by Tyson gave the Pirates a 66-54 advantage with 10 minutes remaining in the second meeting.

After the hosts had trimmed the margin to 75-73 on two free throws by Louis Dabney with 1:06 to go, Tyson hit a three from the left wing to put ECU ahead, 78-73.

Kentrell Barkley claimed a defensive rebound on Tulane's ensuing possession with 22 seconds showing.

Sophomore Lance Tejada had 13 of his 18 points in the first half as the Pirates led 38-36 at the break. Tejada hit all four of his 3-point attempts in the first 20 minutes and finished 5-of-6 beyond the arc.

"He was a difference maker tonight and that was good to see," said ECU coach Jeff Lebo. "He's been working hard."

Tejada took a hard foul from Tulane's Dylan Osetkowski with 4:41 to play and was not on the floor down the stretch.

Barkley totaled 14 points, seven rebounds and three assists.

Mike Zangari had 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting. Prince Williams scored three points but pulled down seven rebounds, dished out six assists and made a pair of steals.

Caleb White scored six points. Clarence Williams and Michel Nzege added two points each.

Osetkowski had 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Green Wave. Dabney also scored 18 points. Melvin Frazier had 10 in the loss.

The Pirates made 16 of 25 shots from the field in the second half for 64 percent.

"You're supposed to win when you do that," Lebo said. " ... We drove the ball well and made the extra pass. We got them spread out. They had to make some adjustments in their ball screen defense."

The Pirates made five of nine from long range after intermission and 10 of 20 (50 percent) from 3-point land for the game.

ECU hosts Cincinnati (20-8, 10-5) on Saturday at noon (ESPNU). The Bearcats topped the Pirates 75-60 at home on Feb. 13.

02/25/2016 12:15 AM