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Final

Rice 55

(7-19, 2-11 C-USA)

East Carolina 67

(15-13, 4-9 C-USA)

    5:00 PM ET, February 22, 2014

    Minges Coliseum, Greenville, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    RICE 24 3155
    ECU 40 2767

    Top Performers

    Rice: S. Obi 14 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast

    East Carolina: A. Richmond 23 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    Richmond leads East Carolina over Rice 67-55

    Associated Press

    GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Akeem Richmond scored 23 points as East Carolina won back-to-back games for the first time since December with a 67-55 victory over Rice on Saturday.

    East Carolina used a 15-0 run to build a 24-3 lead with 8:43 remaining in the first half. Richmond scored 14 points during the span. Rice eventually pulled with two points, 46-44 with 9:46 to play. East Carolina answered with an 11-2 run to stretch its lead to 57-46 with 6:03 left. Sean Obi scored to get Rice within nine points with 2:26 to play, but ECU made 6 of 9 from the line to seal it.

    Richmond was 7 of 12 from the floor, including five 3-pointers. Michael Zangari scored 17 points and Prince Williams added 10 points and dished out five assists for East Carolina (15-13, 4-9 Conference USA).

    Obi scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Rice (7-19, 2-11).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    RICE
    ECU
    Points 55 67
    FG Made-Attempted 22-54 (.407) 21-44 (.477)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-29 (.276) 6-16 (.375)
    FT Made-Attempted 3-11 (.273) 19-27 (.704)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 12 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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