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03.02.06: Lady Pirates Young, Mills collect accolades ... Cover boy Redick and Duke tripped by hex ... Marlins need 9th-inning rally to edge Miami ...
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
03.01.06: Golden Hurricane starts spring workouts ... Tulane's 'refugee' grid team returning home ... Cage coaching merry-go-round speeds up ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard
02.28.06: ECU's Smith captures C-USA hitting honor ... Cravens forced out as Wildcats hoops coach ... MRI brings positive news for 'Nova star ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.27.06: Diamond Deacs stun top-ranked Gators ... Pairings set for C-USA women's tournament ... Davis wins last home game at Indiana ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.26.06: Stanford will open new stadium against Navy ... UTEP men, Houston women capture track titles ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard
02.25.06: Home state honors K-State football icon ... Switzer endorse Osborne for Neb. governor ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.24.06: ECU home hoops finales bring promotions ... Juco hoops coach climbs to 1,000-win plateau ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard
02.23.06: Rape charge filed against Navy football star ... Finn finished with Musketeers ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.22.06: Scholarship suit could be costly to NCAA ... Big C-USA hoops matchup on tap tonight ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.21.06: Spurrier plucks UNC-Chapel Hill assistant ... Hurricanes, Sooners to clash in 2007, 2009 ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.20.06: Producers working on Marshall film title ... NCAA announces plush digs at Final Four ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.19.06: Miami brings back Olson to run offense ... Mississippi College Choctaw mascot gets OK ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.18.06: ECU alumni take court prior to Marshall game  Report: Top three apparent for NFL draft ... DUI charge lodged against Sutton ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.17.06: NCAA panel aiming to shorten football games ... Wolfpack star diagnosed with ligament sprain ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.16.06: Nation's champs meet nation's chief ... Mizzou officials deny Snyder was forced out ... Report: Indiana hoops coach on the way out ... Ousted Ohio State coach O'Brien wins lawsuit ... Cowboys switch Suttons ...
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.15.06: D-III slugger accomplishes cycle — times two ... Rice rookie gets national hitting honor ... SIU coach Kill tells of kidney cancer surgery ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.14.06: Frasure rewriting ECU record book ... Another weighty matter for the Pirates ... ECU softball duo gets C-USA honors ... Sutton benched for season after DUI citation ...
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.13.06: Marshall assistant heading for Louisiana Tech ... Missouri, Snyder reach settlement ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.12.06: ECU-Maryland rainout spawns Sunday twinbill ... Spurrier staff undergoes renovations ... Sutton misses game after auto accident ... Throng flocks to Lambeau for college hockey ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.11.06: McMahon departing ECU for Saints ... NCAA may grant replay challenges to coaches ... Snyder steps down, Watkins steps up at Mizzou ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.10.06: East Carolina steps up football schedule ... Play ball! Pirates, Terps open baseball season ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.09.06: Circuitous journey finds Erickson back in Idaho ... Colorado State athletic director steps down ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.08.06: Carter joins East Carolina football staff ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.07.06: Key suspensions deplete Pirates' ranks ... ACC officiating crew benched for botched call ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.06.06: Ole Miss coaching legend Vaught dies ... C-USA guards in running for Cousy Award ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.05.06: Bass may be in line for new ECU post ... SMU AD Copeland calling it quits ... Bunting experiences technical difficulties ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.04.06: Here come Cougs and fully-cognizant Penders ... Wolfpack bats light up for A-Rod ... History of the NCAA now in print ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.03.06: FSU blue chipper says analyst advocated Irish ... Golden Eagles work the home front ... Pirate softball hurler gets preseason honor ...
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.02.06: Bailey heads for Starkville via Iraq ... Texas A&M gridders vie in "Big Splash" ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.01.06: Marshall crash will become film theme ... Memphis soccer faces professional team ... Green Wave gets Omaha rings ...
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule

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Lady Pirates nip UAB in C-USA Tournament


The first game of the 2006 Conference USA Women's Basketball Tournament came down to the wire as No. 8 East Carolina survived with a 47-46 victory over No. 9 UAB on Thursday at Moody Coliseum in Dallas.

The victory was the first ever for the Lady Pirates in a C-USA basketball tournament. East Carolina moves on to face top-seeded Tulsa in today's first quarterfinal at 2 p.m. EST.

Jasmine Young's driving lay-up with 1:26 to play put East Carolina back in the lead by one point after UAB had erased a seven-point second-half deficit. Young's basket proved to be the game-winner as neither team scored in the final minute of play.

"I knew it was going to be a tough 40 minutes," East Carolina coach Sharon Baldwin-Tener said. "Both teams played really well, but I was proud that we came out with a win on the defensive end. Mentally and physically were not able to press the way I would like, but that's the direction we are headed."

UAB stuns Memphis to boost dance prospects

BIRMINGHAM — UAB held No. 3 Memphis scoreless for more than eight minutes down the stretch in capturing an 80-74 upset win on Thursday night.

A jumper by Marvett McDonald gave the Blazers a five-point lead with 2:47 to go, and UAB (21-5, 11-2) made six consecutive free throws in the final 33 seconds to snap the Tigers' 15-game winning streak.

McDonald led the Blazers with 17 points.

UAB fans poured onto the court to celebrate a win that bolstered the team's NCAA tournament hopes.

Memphis (26-3, 12-1) already has clinched the No. 1 seed in the Conference USA tournament, but could have secured the regular-season title outright with a win.

Mile High hosting in-state rivals

Rivals Colorado and Colorado State will return to Mile High Stadium in Denver for the first time since 2003.

The schools will meet this Sept. 9, with kickoff set for 5 p.m. EDT on College Sports TV (CSTV).

The universities signed a three-year agreement insuring the game will stay in Denver through 2008. The pact includes options that could extend the deal to 10 years.

After this year, the game will be played the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 1, 2007, and Aug. 30, 2008).

C-USA Basketball Standings, Scores & Schedule

(Updated through Thursday, March 3, 2006)


TEAM                  C-USA    ALL
Memphis                12-1   26-3
Texas-El Paso          12-2   19-7
UAB                    11-2   21-5
Houston                 9-4   19-7
Central Florida         6-7  12-14
Tulane                  6-7  11-15
Marshall                5-8  12-14
Rice                    5-8  11-15
Tulsa                   5-8  10-16
Southern Methodist      4-9  12-14
East Carolina          2-11   8-18
Southern Miss          2-11   8-20

----- SCORES -----


   UAB 80, Memphis 74


   Marshall 73, Central Florida 61
   Houston 74, Rice 71
   Tulane 50, Southern Mississippi 47
   Texas-El Paso 49, Tulsa 45

----- SCHEDULE -----


   East Carolina at Southern Mississippi, 5 pm
   Southern Methodist at Rice, 7:05 pm
   Texas-El Paso at Central Florida, 7:30 pm
   Tulane at Tulsa, 8:05 pm
   Marshall at UAB, 8:30 pm
   Houston at Memphis, 9 pm

News Nuggets are compiled periodically based on material supplied by staff members; data published by ECU, Conference USA and its member schools; and reports from other sources. Copyright 2006 and other publishers. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


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