Scores

Final

East Carolina 79

(11-4, 2-2 away)

Campbell 71

(6-8, 4-3 home)

    7:00 PM ET, January 2, 2014

    Pope Convocation Center, Buies Creek, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    ECU 37 4279
    CAMP 39 3271

    Top Performers

    East Carolina: A. Richmond 37 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Campbell: R. McCarter 29 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    East Carolina edges past Campbell 79-71

    Associated Press

    BUIES CREEK, N.C. -- Akeem Richmond scored a season-high 37 points and hit 10 3-pointers in lifting East Carolina past Campbell 79-71 in a nonconference matchup on Thursday night.

    Campbell (6-8) led at the break 39-37 after falling behind 21-11 to the Pirates but then reversing their fortune and tying the score at 35 with a Reco McCarter 3-pointer with two minutes left.

    The second period saw East Carolina (11-4) once again break out to an early lead at 56-50 but the Fighting Camels refused to go away, staying close but never regaining the lead.

    East Carolina led 70-68 with 4 minutes to play when both teams went cold from the field and Campbell was forced to foul. Richmond and Antonio Robinson combined for 7 of 8 from the penalty stripe and the Pirates pulled away for the win.

    McCarter scored 29 points for Campbell and Marvelle Harris added 16.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ECU
    CAMP
    Points 79 71
    FG Made-Attempted 27-47 (.574) 27-66 (.409)
    3P Made-Attempted 13-23 (.565) 5-30 (.167)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-19 (.632) 12-19 (.632)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 18 (0/0)

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