Carlton’s double-double leads UConn to 76-52 win over ECU
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn coach Dan Hurley benched senior star Jalen Adams early in the second half and the rest of his Huskies responded by routing East Carolina.
Sophomore forward Josh Carlton had his best night in a Connecticut uniform, scoring 20 points and grabbing 16 rebounds in a 76-52 win over the Pirates on Sunday.
"Anytime we can, we want Jalen on the floor, but having all the young guys out on the floor was very, very nice," Carlton said.
ECU beats Delaware State 81-56 in coach Dooley’s debut
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Isaac Fleming and Seth LeDay each scored 12 points and East Carolina beat Delaware State 81-56 on Tuesday night.
It featured two new head coaches in ECU's Joe Dooley and DSU's Eric Skeeters.
Dooley will guide a young ECU team with six freshmen on the roster. ECU is led by Fleming, who averaged 12.5 points per game last year. Sophomore Shawn Williams, who was the American Athletic Conference freshman of the year, has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules.
Hart to remain as advisor to ECU sports for 3 more months
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — East Carolina says former Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart will remain with the school for an extra three months.
Chancellor Cecil Station on Tuesday announced that Hart will remain in his role as special advisor to the chancellor for athletics until Dec. 15.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — East Carolina has hired Joe Dooley of Florida Gulf Coast as its new head men's basketball coach.
The school announced Dooley's hiring Wednesday, saying he agreed to a five-year contract.
It's Dooley's second stint as the Pirates' head coach. He went 57-52 in four seasons from 1995-99 before he was replaced by Bill Herrion.
Dunk Dynasty: FGCU tops North Florida 77-61 for NCAA berth
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The "Dunk City" moniker is on their shirts, on the doors to their arena, on every press release they send out about men's basketball at Florida Gulf Coast.
And yes, those highlight-reel dunks are still happening.
But defense — not dunks — got FGCU back into the NCAA Tournament.
Florida Gulf Coast routs Ave Maria 120-60
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Goodwin scored 19 points and Florida Gulf Coast routed NAIA-member Ave Maria 120-60 on Tuesday by scoring the second-most points in the school's Division I era.
FGU (4-3) hit 47 of 70 field goals — the second-highest number of field goals made in school history — and 11 of 21 3-pointers (51.4 percent) to win its third straight.
FGU's single-game record is 123 points, scored against Illinois Institute of Technology on Dec. 19, 2003.
No. 13 Michigan St holds off FGCU 78-77 in disputed finish
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The horn went off too soon, and Michigan State hung on.
Eron Harris had a season-high 31 points and the 13th-ranked Spartans held off Florida Gulf Coast 78-77 on Sunday night when a timekeeping error led to a disputed finish.