Scores

Final

Houston 78

(12-4, 1-2 C-USA)

East Carolina 89

(11-5, 2-1 C-USA)

7:00 PM ET, January 16, 2013

Williams Arena, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1 2 T
HOU 36 4278
ECU 30 5989

Top Performers

Houston: D. House 22 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast

East Carolina: M. Kemp 30 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

East Carolina 89, Houston 78

Associated Press

GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Maurice Kemp scored 30 points and Akeem Richmond added 14, all in the second half, as East Carolina rallied to defeat Houston 89-78 Wednesday night.

The Pirates (11-5, 2-1 Conference USA) trailed 69-60 with 8:18 remaining but outscored Houston 29-9 down the stretch. Richmond scored 11 of his points in that span, including three of his four 3-pointers.

It was the second consecutive come-from-behind victory for East Carolina, which defeated Central Florida 88-85 Saturday after trailing by 17 in the second half.

The Pirates committed just five turnovers in the game and shot 54.3 percent (19 of 35) in the second half after hitting 32.4 percent (12 of 37) in the first.

Danuel House led the Cougars (12-4, 1-2) with 22 points, TaShawn Thomas had 18, Joseph Young 15 and Leon Gibson 14.

Miguel Paul added 16 points and eight assists for East Carolina, and Ty Armstrong had 12 rebounds.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HOU
ECU
Points 78 89
FG Made-Attempted 29-57 (.509) 31-72 (.431)
3P Made-Attempted 2-9 (.222) 8-24 (.333)
FT Made-Attempted 18-26 (.692) 19-24 (.792)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
Largest Lead 10 11

2012-13 Season

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