ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — B.J. Taylor scored 17 points and A.J. Davis scored 14 and No. 6-seed Central Florida beat 11th seed East Carolina 66-52 in an American Athletic Conference Tournament first round game Thursday night.
Central Florida (19-12) advances to play No. 3 seed Houston, which had a bye, in a quarterfinal matchup on Friday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Quinton Rose scored 23 points, Josh Brown had 17 points and eight rebounds, and Temple never trailed in defeating East Carolina 90-73 on Wednesday night to win its fourth straight.
Shizz Alston Jr. added 14 points with seven assists, J.P. Moorman II had 11 points and 12 rebounds and Ernest Aflakpui and Nate Pierre-Louis scored 10 points apiece for the Owls (14-10, 6-6 American Athletic Conference).
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Shawn Williams knocked down six 3-pointers, made 8 of 9 free throws to score a career-high 30 points as East Carolina — the nation's worst 3-point-shooting team — went off from deep to defeat Memphis 88-85 in overtime in Saturday.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Shawn Williams scored a season-high 22 points off the bench, made six of nine 3-point shots, also a season best, and East Carolina shot 61-percent from the floor and led all the way to dominate South Florida 90-52 Wednesday night.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn did not get a pretty win on Saturday, but after four straight losses, the Huskies will take an ugly victory.
Jalen Adams scored 18 points and Connecticut held off East Carolina 70-65 for its first conference win this season.
Terry Larrier and Christian Vital each had 16 points for the Huskies (8-7, 1-2), who were coming off a loss in double overtime to Tulsa.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A.J. Davis scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and UCF defeated East Carolina 59-39 on Sunday.
Davis turned in his fourth double-double of the season and Cesar DeJesus added three 3-pointers and 15 points for the Knights (10-4, 1-1), who have six straight wins over East Carolina.
B.J. Tyson scored 13 points with the Pirates (6-7, 0-2) shooting only 32 percent and just 2 of 14 from the 3-point line in totaling their fewest points of the season.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — B.J. Tyson tossed in 20 points and added six rebounds and three assists and East Carolina made a living at the free-throw line in a 76-68 victory over Grambling on Thursday night.
Isaac Fleming scored 18 and Dimitri Spasojevic totaled 16 points and seven rebounds for the Pirates (6-5), who shot 40 free throws — making 25. The Tigers (4-8) were 9 of 14 from the foul line.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Isaac Fleming and Kentrell Barkley scored 17 points apiece and East Carolina held off Delaware State 63-57 on Saturday.
Shawn Williams scored 12 points and Jabari Craig grabbed 11 rebounds for the Pirates (4-4), who outrebounded the Hornets 51-33 and outscored them 34-28 in the paint in a game that featured 10 lead changes.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — B.J. Tyson scored nine of his career-high 30 points in overtime and Isaac Fleming finished with 21 points to help ECU beat UNC Wilmington 93-88 on Thursday night.
Freshman Shawn Williams had 15 points, Dimitri Spasojevic added 10 and Jabari Craig grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds for ECU.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — B.J. Tyson had 25 points, Isaac Fleming scored the go-ahead points on a 3-point play with 29.7 seconds left and East Carolina scored the final 10 points to beat Cleveland State 72-69 on Monday night.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Austin Nehls scored 24 points with five 3-pointers, Tyler Kohl added 20 points more and Central Connecticut State broke open a tight game after halftime to defeat East Carolina 79-68 on Friday night for its first win this season.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Ed Polite Jr. scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds as Radford edged East Carolina 73-66 on Wednesday night.
Polite was 5 of 10 from the floor and 7 of 9 from the free-throw line for the Highlanders (2-1). Caleb Tanner and Carlik Jones had nine points apiece.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Elijah Hughes had a career-high 19 points Wednesday night and East Carolina held South Florida to 17 first-half points on its way to a 60-49 win in the American Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
Hughes had 11 points before the break when East Carolina built a 34-17 lead. The Pirates (9-5) made 19 of 33 free throws in the second half and held on despite making 3 of 18 shots from the field in the same period. B.J. Tyson added 11 points.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Kentrell Barkley scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help lead East Carolina to a 76-56 win over Presbyterian on Thursday night.
B.J. Tyson hit 6 of 12 from the floor for 12 points and Caleb White and Jeremy Sheppard added 11 apiece for East Carolina (8-5). Raquan Wilkins added 10 points with seven boards.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Denzel Ingram made six 3-pointers and scored 26 points, C.J. Bryce had 25 points and eight rebounds, and UNC-Wilmington won its eighth straight in an 81-71 victory over East Carolina on Tuesday night.
Deng Riak threw down a dunk to pull ECU within nine points with 6:11 left but Ingram answered with a 3-pointer for a 75-63 lead and the Seahawks led by double figures the rest of the way.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Kentrell Barkley scored 11 of his 21 points in the first half to help East Carolina pull away early and beat Florida A&M 82-62 in Monday night's second round game of the Savannah Invitational.
With the win, coach Jeff Lebo surpasses Tom Quinn's 102 victories, making him East Carolina's winningest coach since the program's start in the Division I era in 1965.