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.