Scores

Final

Charlotte 51

(14-4, 5-2 C-USA)

East Carolina 54

(7-13, 2-6 C-USA)

    1:00 PM ET, January 29, 2005

    Williams Arena, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    1 2 T
    CHAR 23 2851
    ECU 19 3554

    Top Performers

    Charlotte: C. Withers 23 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    East Carolina: M. Badiane 16 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

    East Carolina 54, Charlotte 51

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Mitchell Baldwin missed a potential tying 3-pointer as time expired as East Carolina held on to a 54-51 Conference USA upset over Charlotte on Saturday.

    The Pirates (7-13, 2-6) held Charlotte scoreless over the final 6:41 to earn their second consecutive win. They beat St. Louis 60-53 on Wednesday.

    East Carolina's Moussa Badiane scored 16 points and had nine rebounds and three blocks, which made him Conference USA's all-time leader in career blocks with 294.

    He broke the record of 292 set by former Cincinnati All-American Kenyon Martin (1997-2000). As a junior last season, Badiane broke his own school record for blocks in a season with 90 -- the fourth highest single-season total in league history. He has 55 this season.

    Curtis Withers scored 23 points and had 13 rebounds -- both game highs -- to lead Charlotte (14-4, 5-2). E.J. Drayton was the only other 49ers player in double figures with 10 points.

    Both teams struggled throughout the first half. Charlotte shot 26 percent from the floor, committed seven turnovers and made just six of 12 free throws.

    East Carolina was little better, shooting 29 percent, committing 13 turnovers and making three of seven free throws.

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press

    SPONSORED HEADLINES

    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CHAR
    ECU
    Points 51 54
    FG Made-Attempted 18-56 (.321) 21-55 (.382)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-15 (.333) 4-8 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-18 (.556) 8-14 (.571)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 3

    2004-05 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 8, 2005 @CHAR 72, ECU 60Recap
    » Jan 29, 2005 @ECU 54, CHAR 51Recap