Scores

Final OT

Rice 88

(8-16, 3-7 C-USA)

East Carolina 91

(13-11, 5-6 C-USA)

    7:00 PM ET, February 14, 2009

    Williams Arena, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    1 2 OT T
    RICE 42 38 888
    ECU 40 40 1191

    Top Performers

    Rice: R. Foster 24 Pts, 5 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl

    East Carolina: B. Young 17 Pts, 6 Reb, 14 Ast, 3 Stl

    East Carolina 91, Rice 88

    Associated Press

    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).

    The Owls, who hit 66.7 percent of their free throws (10 of 15), were led by 24 points from Rodney Foster and 21 from Trey Stanton.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    RICE
    ECU
    Points 88 91
    FG Made-Attempted 33-65 (.508) 29-54 (.537)
    3P Made-Attempted 12-26 (.462) 11-22 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-15 (.667) 22-25 (.880)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 7

    2008-09 Season

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