Scores

Final

Old Dominion 81

(7-9, 1-0 C-USA)

East Carolina 70

(11-5, 0-1 C-USA)

    7:00 PM ET, January 11, 2014

    Minges Coliseum, Greenville, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    ODU 37 4481
    ECU 37 3370

    Top Performers

    Old Dominion: K. Palmore 23 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast

    East Carolina: P. Roberts-Campbell 21 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Old Dominion cruises past East Carolina 81-70

    Associated Press

    GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Keenan Palmore scored 23 points on 11-of-13 shooting to lead Old Dominion to a grueling 81-70 win over East Carolina in its Conference USA debut Saturday night.

    In a tight game that included four first half lead changes, Old Dominion (7-9, 1-0) broke free midway through the second half when Aaron Bacote pumped in eight unanswered points to fuel a 12-2 run for a 63-52 lead that the Monarchs protected to the buzzer.

    Bacote contributed 18 points overall and Dimitri Batten added 12 for ODU, which shot 56 percent from field.

    East Carolina (11-5, 0-1) kept the game close but hit just 22 of 55 from the field and couldn't stop the Monarchs in the second half.

    Paris Roberts-Campbell led four Pirates in double-figures with 21 points and seven rebounds.

    ODU is playing its first season in C-USA after leaving the Colonial Athletic Association.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ODU
    ECU
    Points 81 70
    FG Made-Attempted 31-55 (.564) 22-55 (.400)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-13 (.385) 10-29 (.345)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-18 (.778) 16-24 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 18 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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