Scores

Final

SMU 59

(13-14, 6-7 C-USA)

East Carolina 54

(9-18, 3-10 C-USA)

    7:00 PM ET, February 24, 2010

    Williams Arena, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    1 2 T
    SMU 26 3359
    ECU 20 3454

    Top Performers

    SMU: P. Dia 10 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    East Carolina: B. Young 14 Pts, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    SMU 59, East Carolina 54

    Associated Press

    GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Derek Williams scored 13 points to lead Southern Methodist to a 59-54 victory over East Carolina on Wednesday night.

    Papa Dia added 10 points and SMU (13-14, 6-7 Conference USA), which entered as the second-best scoring defense in the conference, held East Carolina to 38.8 percent from the floor (19-for-49).

    The Mustangs led by 12 points with 12:23 remaining, but East Carolina went on a 13-2 run to cut the deficit to 48-47 on Jamar Abrams' 3-pointer with 6:57 to play.

    Mouhammad Faye countered with a 3 and a 51-47 lead with 6:37 left and Robert Nyakundi's 3 gave SMU a 56-51 advantage with 1:10 remaining.

    SMU hit seven 3-pointers and won despite going 3-for-6 from the free throw line in the final 27 seconds.

    Brock Young scored 14 points and Abrams added 10 points for East Carolina (9-18, 3-10), which was 5-for-21 from the 3-point line (23.8 percent).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SMU
    ECU
    Points 59 54
    FG Made-Attempted 18-42 (.429) 19-49 (.388)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-18 (.389) 5-21 (.238)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-23 (.696) 11-14 (.786)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 12 5

    2009-10 Season

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