Scores

Final

East Carolina 80

(10-8, 2-3 C-USA)

SMU 74

(6-11, 1-4 C-USA)

    5:00 PM ET, January 24, 2009

    Moody Coliseum, Dallas, Texas

    1 2 T
    ECU 39 4180
    SMU 38 3674

    Top Performers

    East Carolina: B. Young 16 Pts, 2 Reb, 11 Ast, 1 Stl

    SMU: B. Fall 16 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Blk

    East Carolina 80, SMU 74

    Associated Press

    DALLAS -- Darrius Morrow scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds for East Carolina, which beat Southern Methodist 80-74 on Saturday.

    Brock Young scored 16 points and James Legan and Jamar Abrams had 14 apiece for the Pirates (10-8, 2-3 Conference USA). Sam Hinnant added 12 points.

    Bamba Fall and Paul McCoy scored 16 apiece to lead SMU (6-11, 1-4). Derek Williams added 14 points and Robert Nyakundi had 11.

    The Mustangs led by seven halfway through the second half but the Pirates battled back in a game that featured 12 lead changes. East Carolina hit four free throws in the final 25 seconds to help seal the win.

    The Pirates led 39-38 at the half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ECU
    SMU
    Points 80 74
    FG Made-Attempted 28-59 (.475) 25-50 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-20 (.500) 7-17 (.412)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-17 (.824) 17-21 (.810)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 7

    2008-09 Season

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