ABOUT EAST CAROLINA
• Entering Sunday’s game, East Carolina has posted a 14-16 overall record and 6-11 mark in American Athletic Conference play.
• Pirates stand in a tie with Temple for sixth place in the latest league standings.
• East Carolina enjoyed a 66-64 win over UConn on its Senior Night inside Williams Arena in Greenville, N.C., on Wednesday night.
• Pirates overcame a 32-28 halftime deficit to outscore the Huskies 38-30 in the second half while limiting UConn to only 23.1 percent (6-of-26) from the field in the final 20 minutes.
• Against UConn, senior forward Caleb White led all players with 28 points and added seven 3-pointers… Sophomore guard Kentrell Barkley finished with 18 points on 6-of-11 shooting and tied with redshirt freshman forward Deng Riak for team-high honors with eight rebounds… Freshman guard Jeremy Sheppard dished out a team-high five assists.
• This season, Barkley leads the Pirates with 12.6 points and 7.5 rebounds per game… White stands second with 11.9 points per game, while junior guard B.J. Tyson ranks third with 10.1 points per contest… Sheppard leads the team with 3.5 assists per game.
• Assistant Coach Michael Perry has served as the Pirates acting head coach since Head Coach Jeff Lebo underwent hip replacement surgery on Jan. 16… No timetable has been set for Lebo’s return.
• Pirates are 5-6 under Perry, who is in his 10th season as an assistant coach at East Carolina.
• Lebo is in his seventh season at East Carolina and his 19th season as a collegiate head coach.
• Has compiled a 324-272 record during his career and is 113-116 during his East Carolina tenure.
• Previously built a 75-43 record at Tennessee Tech (1998-02), a 40-20 mark at Chattanooga (2002-04) and a 96-93 record at Auburn (2004-10).
• 1989 graduate of North Carolina.
ABOUT EAST CAROLINA
UH needs to blow them out in a pack house in the last game of the Hoff. Also, it would give UH a boost going into the conference tournament.
UH can’t laid another dud like last year against Tulane.
447 tickets as of this morning
I’ve dug out my old Phi-Slama-Jama shirt to wear for this last game at the HOF! See ya there!
Now, if only our 3’s are falling today, we win; if not, we don’t! We have no inside presence, alas.
Starters are the seniors.
All tied up at 5 with 15:55 to go.
Starters played about 2:30 before CKS got Gray and Galen in for Dupree and Nkali. Dupree did hit a 3 which is good that he got to score in his final home game.
Meyer with 2 fouls with 14:50 in the half. Nkali coming in.
All tied at 11 with 12:58 left in the half.
Defense isn’t good so far. Thinking Gray did something wrong as Van Beck just came in for him.
12-11 ECU with 10:58 left. Coogs look out of sorts today. Playing sloppy.