MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Markis McDuffie registered 15 points as Wichita State beat East Carolina 73-57 in the American Athletic Conference Tournament first round on Thursday night.
ECU faces Wichita State in AAC tourney
No. 11 seed East Carolina (10-20, 3-15) vs. No. 6 seed Wichita State (17-13, 10-8)
American Athletic Conference Tournament First Round, FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee; Thursday, 9 p.m....
ECU seeks revenge on Connecticut
Connecticut (14-16, 5-12) vs. East Carolina (10-19, 3-14)
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum, Greenville, North Carolina; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
Wichita State looks to sweep ECU
East Carolina (10-18, 3-13) vs. Wichita State (15-13, 8-8)
Charles Koch Arena, Wichita, Kansas; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EST
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No. 8 Houston looks to extend streak vs ECU
No. 8 Houston (26-1, 13-1) vs. East Carolina (10-16, 3-11)
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum, Greenville, North Carolina; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
Williams lifts East Carolina over Tulane 85-81
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Shawn Williams scored a season-high 27 points as East Carolina narrowly defeated Tulane 85-81 on Saturday night.
Isaac Fleming added 20 points for the Pirates. Fleming...
Igbanu, Horne carry Tulsa over East Carolina 77-73 in OT
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Martins Igbanu had 16 points to lead six Tulsa players in double figures as the Golden Hurricane edged past East Carolina 77-73 in overtime on Sunday. Jeriah Horne added 12 points for the Golden Hurricane. Elijah Joiner chipped in 11, DaQuan Jeffries scored 11 and Sterling Taplin had 11.
Martin scores 31 to lead Memphis over East Carolina 79-69
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Jeremiah Martin had 31 points as Memphis beat East Carolina 79-69 on Wednesday night.
Mike Parks Jr. had 12 points for Memphis (15-10, 7-5 American Athletic Conference). Isaiah Maurice added seven rebounds. Alex Lomax had six assists for the visiting team.
Seth LeDay had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Pirates (9-15, 2-10), who have now lost four straight games. Shawn Williams added 14 points. Jayden Gardner had 13 points.
East Carolina snaps 5-game skid, beats Tulane 66-65
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Isaac Fleming scored five of his 11 points in the final four minutes to help East Carolina pull away to beat Tulane 66-65 on Thursday night and snap a five-game skid.
Yetna nets career-high 28 pts as S Florida downs E Carolina
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Alexis Yetna scored a career-high 28 points with 13 rebounds and South Florida used the second half to break away from East Carolina for a 77-57 on Saturday.
South Florida (14-6, 4-4 American Athletic Conference) led 36-34 at halftime before the Pirates took a 41-40 lead on Dimitrije Spasojevic's jumper with 17:10 remaining.
UCF wins despite Gardner’s 35 points, 20 rebounds for ECU
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Aubrey Dawkins scored 18 points and UCF beat East Carolina 76-65 on Sunday for its seventh straight win despite a 35-point, 20-rebound performance by freshman forward Jayden Gardner.
Gardner posted personal bests in collecting his seventh double-double. He had 17 points and 10 rebounds at halftime but the Pirates (8-8, 1-3) trailed by 12.
Balanced attack helps Memphis beat East Carolina 78-72
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tyler Harris scored 16 points, Kyvon Davenport had 14 points and 11 rebounds and Memphis beat East Carolina 78-72 on Thursday night.
Memphis (10-6, 2-1 American Athletic Conference) rebounded from a 90-77 loss at then-No. 19 Houston on Sunday that snapped a four-game win streak. East Carolina (8-7, 1-2) has lost three of its last five.
East Carolina shot block holds off Cincinnati 73-71
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — KJ Davis scored 17 points, Shawn Williams 16 and Jayden Gardner scored seven of his 13 points down the stretch as East Carolina held off defending conference champion Cincinnati 73-71 with the help of Justice Obasohan's last-second block on Saturday.
Gardner scores 27 with 13 boards as ECU beats NC A&T 77-57
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Jayden Gardner had his fifth double-double of the season and Shawn Williams scored 18 points to help East Carolina beat N.C. A&T 77-57 on Friday night.
Gardner finished with 27 points, on 9-of-14 shooting, and 13 rebounds and Williams tied his career high with six 3-pointers. Seth LeDay and Isaac Fleming scored 13 points apiece for ECU (7-5).
Charlotte beats East Carolina to end 3-game losing streak
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jon Davis scored 18 points with eight rebounds and seven assists and Charlotte beat East Carolina 55-49 on Tuesday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
Malik Martin added 13 points and seven rebounds and Milos Supica had 10 points and eight boards for Charlotte (3-5).
Gardner leads E. Carolina past Maryland-Eastern Shore 70-43
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Jayden Gardner scored 22 points and K.J. Davis, Seth LeDay and Shawn Williams all scored 10 points and East Carolina beat Maryland-Eastern Shore 70-47 on Sunday.
LeDay made a pair of free throws, East Carolina (6-4) led 4-2 and never trailed again. The free throws began an 11-0 run that included a 3-pointer by Williams. The Pirates shot 15 of 27 (55.6) from the field in the first half and led 42-21 at intermission.
East Carolina rallies past Appalachian State 83-81
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Jayden Gardner scored 22 points, Seth LeDay added 18 and his go-ahead put-back with 18 seconds left helped East Carolina rally to beat Appalachian State 83-81 on Friday night.
ECU rallied from as many as 13 points back and closed to 81-80 on Gardner's free throw with 1:08 to play. LeDay made his put-back and Gardner iced it with a free throw after the Mountaineers missed a 3 with five seconds left.
Proctor leads, High Point hangs on to edge E. Carolina 55-52
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Jahaad Proctor scored 20 points and High Point hung on late to edge East Carolina 55-52 on Saturday.
Proctor was 6 of 12 from the field and 7 of 10 from the foul line for the Panthers (3-3). Jamal Wright added nine points and four steals and Ricky Madison led the team with seven rebounds in addition to his four points.
East Carolina pulls away from Prairie View A&M, 76-64
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Jayden Gardner scored 28 points and grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds as East Carolina pulled away from Prairie View A&M in the second half to win its second-straight game, 76-64 on Wednesday night in the final of the Deep South Showcase.
The loss was the fifth straight for Prairie View after opening the season with a win at Santa Clara. The Panthers play 12 straight road games to start the season and do not play their home opener until 2019.
Gardner’s late scoring binge sends E. Carolina past UGRTV
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Jayden Gardner scored 15 points with six rebounds and East Carolina held off a late push to beat UT-Rio Grande Valley 69-64 on Monday night.
Gardner's layup with 5:13 remaining gave the Pirates (3-2) a 57-46 advantage. With 37 seconds left, Solomon Hainna made a layup and brought UTRGV to within 63-59, but Gardner responded with 3-point play and Isaac Fleming made 3 of 4 foul shots in the final 20 seconds to seal it. Gardner scored 11 points in the last 6½ minutes.