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ECU falls to Barry, College of Charleston

Next: ECU vs. N.C. A&T

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Firing hard to figure

Ruffin McNeill deserved one more year. I have racked my brain since Friday's announcement from East Carolina Director of Athletics Jeff Compher. I can see both sides. ... 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 guests this week were Jeff Gravley, Sammy Batten, Todd Gibson and Rose High School football coach David Wojtecki: Replay show...



Stunningly new era at hand

As head football coach at his alma mater, Ruffin McNeill avoided treating the position as though he were Chief Executive Officer of a business. McNeill favored a family model. He was daddy. The players were his sons. The assistant coaches and coordinators were uncles.

McNeill's abrupt dismissal Friday after an injury-plagued 5-7 season was a reminder that big-time college athletics is indeed a business. ... More from Al Myatt...

Pictured: Ruffin McNeill acknowledges the Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium crowd before what would turn out to be the East Carolina alum's final homecoming game as head coach of the Pirates, a 30-17 win over Tulsa on Oct. 17. (W.A. Myatt photo)


Lefties lead ECU

GREENVILLE — Left-handed scoring powered East Carolina past South Carolina-Upstate 82-71 in Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum on Friday night. Sophomore B.J. Tyson led the way with a career-high 26 points. Freshman Kentrell Barkley had 18 points and junior Caleb White rounded out the southpaw assault with 13 points. ... More...



Aztecs a low point – and starting point

Al MyattEast Carolina caught San Diego State at the wrong time – following a loss – but since a 79-54 setback to the Aztecs on Nov. 23, the Pirates have shown steady improvement. ... More from Al Myatt...



Pirates start fast, finish strong

GREENVILLE — East Carolina never trailed in a 74-48 nonconference win over Florida Atlantic on Tuesday night. A 3-pointer by Caleb White put the Pirates ahead 5-2 with 16 minutes left in the first half and ECU (4-3) led the rest of the way. ... More...



Ruff & Co. have more bricks to lay

East Carolina’s football season came to a disappointing end on Saturday as the Pirates fell to Cincinnati 19-16. It wasn’t the ending this team, especially the seniors, was looking for. ... 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 guests this week were ECU basketball coach Jeff Lebo (left) and Rose football coach David Wojtecki (right): Replay show...



ECU getting 'total package' in Dukes

Mooresville coach Hal Capps didn't hesitate when asked recently if his star defensive lineman Jamil Dukes compared to any players he'd previously coached or competed against. ... More from Sammy Batten...

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


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CHARLESTON, SC — East Carolina outscored host College of Charleston 52-40 in the second half but it was too little, too late, in a 77-73 loss to the Cougars on Monday night.

ECU trailed by 18 points early in the second half but pulled within 71-69 on a 3-pointer by B.J. Tyson with 1:05 to go.

"We ended up having to play small and that was our best offense," said Pirates coach Jeff Lebo.

Kentrell Barkley, a 6-foot, 5-inch freshman, had 22 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block for ECU (5-4), which had a three-game winning streak stopped.

Canyon Barry, a son of NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry, led the Cougars (6-2) with 27 points, including 13 of 14 at the free throw line.

Barry shoots underhanded from the line as his dad did.

Foul shots were a determining factor as College of Charleston made 22 of 29 while the Pirates dropped just 10 of 22.

ECU fell behind 12-1 at the outset before rallying within 21-17. The Cougars spurted again to lead 37-21 at the half.

Tyson had 17 points and eight rebounds. Caleb White had 12 points.

Kanu Aja had nine points and eight rebounds in 21 minutes as the Pirates played without frontcourt performers Michel Nzege and Deng Riak due to injuries.

Prince Williams had six points and seven assists for ECU.

The Pirates will resume practice Thursday after an exam break for a home game at 2 p.m. Sunday against North Carolina A&T (4-7), which has won its last four.

12/08/2015 04:28 PM