GREENVILLE, N.C. -- James Legan scored 20 points and hit a 3-pointer with 5 seconds left in overtime to lift East Carolina past Rice 91-88 on Saturday night.
Darius Morrow added 19 points and Sam Hinnant chipped in with 17 for the Pirates (13-11, 5-6 Conference USA). Brock Young, who leads conference with 7.61 assists per game, had 17 points and 14 assists for East Carolina.
The Pirates, who lead the conference in 3-pointers made (8.78), were 11 of 22 from beyond the arc (50 percent). Rice (8-15, 3-7), which is the league's top 3-point shooting team (38.7 percent), hit 46.2 percent of its shots from the 3-point line (12 of 26).
The Pirates hit 53.7 percent of their shots from the field (29 of 54) and 80 percent of their free throws (22 of 25).