The first fans at Sunday’s game will receive a FREE Houston Basketball jersey pint glass, redeemable after the game.
• ECU brings a 10-16 overall record and 4-11 mark in The American into Sunday’s game.
• Pirates stand in a tie with Tulane for 10th in the latest American Athletic Conference standings.
• In its most recent action, ECU dropped a 77-58 decision at home to SMU on Wednesday night… SMU recorded 11 3-pointers in the win and connected on 46.6 percent from the field while limiting ECU to 34.5 percent.
• Against SMU, junior guard Isaac Fleming posted 21 points and eight rebounds to lead all players and added four assists… Senior guard B.J. Tyson finished with 14 points two rebounds and three assists.
• This season, Tyson leads the Pirates with 14.7 points per game… Fleming stands second with 12.9 points per contest but leads ECU with 5.0 assists per game… Junior forward Kentrell Barkley averages 12.0 points per game to stand third but paces the team with 7.3 rebounds per game, while freshman guard Shawn Williams is fourth with 11.9 points per game.
• Head Coach Michael Perry is in his first season as head coach at ECU and his sixth season overall as an NCAA collegiate head coach… Perry took over as ECU’s interim head coach on Nov. 29 following the resignation of Jeff Lebo.
• Has compiled an 8-12 record at ECU and is 70-87 during his career… Previously built a 62-75 record at Georgia State (2002-07).
• Perry is 0-1 against Houston during his career following this season’s earlier meeting in mid-January.
• Perry has posted an 0-2 record against Houston Head Coach Kelvin Sampson during their careers… The two coaches first met during the 2002-03 season in Sampson’s Oklahoma tenure and Perry’s first season at Georgia State.
• 1981 graduate of Richmond