banner

College Basketball

more stats

East Carolina (14-9) at Tulsa (13-11)



The Sports Network

DATE & TIME: Wednesday, February 20, 8:05 p.m. (et)

FACTS & STATS: Site: Donald W. Reynolds Center (8,355) -- Tulsa. Oklahoma. Television: None. Home Record: ECU 11-3, Tulsa 7-3. Away Record: ECU 3-6, Tulsa 5-6. Neutral Record: ECU 0-0, Tulsa 1-2. Conference Record: ECU 5-5, Tulsa 5-5. Series Record: Tulsa leads, 9-1.

GAME NOTES: Two teams battling for conference tournament seeding meet at the Reynolds Center on Wednesday night, as the East Carolina Pirates challenge the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in Conference USA action.

East Carolina is coming off an overtime game on Saturday, as it fell to Southern Miss, 86-82. The Pirates are tied for sixth place in the conference and just one game behind Tulsa for fifth-place. The top five seeds in the C- USA Tournament receive a bye into the quarterfinals.

Tulsa has won two games in a row, including an overtime matchup of their own, an epic, 101-92, triple-overtime affair against Houston last Saturday.

This bout marks the 11th meeting between Tulsa and East Carolina in men's basketball, with the former laying claim to a 9-1 series advantage. The Golden Hurricane has won the last eight meetings. Tulsa has a 4-0 mark at home in the series, winning each by an average of 20 ppg. The Hurricane won last year's meeting in Greenville, 70-67.

Akeem Richmond led the Pirates with 25 points, but it wasn't enough as they fell to Southern Miss in overtime last weekend. Miguel Paul added 22 points and Robert Sampson posted a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds for ECU. The Pirates blew a late 10-point lead in regulation, as USM finished the second half on a 14-4 run to force overtime. The Golden Eagles did most of their damage in the paint, outscoring the Pirates 54-18 down low. They also had a 40-30 rebounding advantage. . East Carolina averages 77.1 points and 37.1 rebounds per game and shoots .450 from the field, .335 from beyond the arc, and .698 from the free throw line. The Pirates allow opponents an average of 71.3 points and 38.0 rebounds per contest, and a .426 field goal percentage and .317 3-point percentage. They lead the conference in three categories: assists per game (17.3), assist to turnover ratio (1.3) and 3-point field goals per game (7.5). Maurice Kemp paces C-USA in scoring, averaging 18.0 points per game, and adds 7.8 rebounds for good measure. Miguel Paul ranks second in the league with 6.5 assists per contest, and tacks on 13.2 ppg. Robert Sampson scores 9.9 ppg and heads ECU with 9.1 rpg, and Ty Armstrong kicks in 9.4 ppg.

D'Andre White scored 21 points as Tulsa outlasted the Houston Cougars in a triple-overtime thriller at the Reynolds Center. James Woodard logged a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Golden Hurricane, while Pat Swilling, Jr. and Rashad Ray each finished with 14 points. Scottie Haralson chipped in 10 points as well. Ray was the hero, draining a 3-pointer at the buzzer of the second overtime, allowing the Golden Hurricane to win it in the third extra session.

The Golden Hurricane average 67.1 points and 36.4 rebounds per game, and shoot 43 percent from the field, 33 percent from 3-point range and 68 percent from the free throw line. TU allows 66.3 points and 34.7 rebounds per contest, as well as a .402 field goal percentage and a .327 3-point percentage. Freshman guard James Woodard leads Tulsa in scoring, averaging 12.3 points, with 5.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. He is assisted by Swilling, Jr. (10.2 ppg), Haralson (9.6) and Wright (9.1).

Both of these teams are hoping to position themselves for a conference tournament bye. Tulsa expended a lot of energy in the marathon win last time out, but it always seems to have an answer for East Carolina in this series.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Tulsa 68, East Carolina 65

02/20 11:09:39 ET

Other Stories

  • NFL: Chicago at Detroit

    Thursday at 12:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Philadelphia at Dallas

    Thursday at 4:00 pm on FOX50

  • SEC: Arkansas at Missouri

    Friday at 2:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • HSFB: Football Friday with Tom Suiter

    Friday at 11:35 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Baltimore at New Orleans

    Tonight at 9:00 on 99.9 The Fan

  • CBB: Duke vs. Furman

    Wednesday at 5:00 pm on 620am

  • CBB: NC State vs. Richmond

    Wednesday at 7:00 pm on WRAL-FM

  • NHL: Hurricanes at Florida

    Wednesday at 7:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
CREI 65
NCCU 45
 
Final
NCSU 68
SFLA 65
Final
MIA 94
CHA 93
12:00pm Today
UWGB
ECU
 
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
LAC
 
Final
MIA 94
CHA 93
Final
MEM 107
LAC 91
Final
BOS 88
POR 94
Final
OKC 86
GSW 91
Final
LAL 94
DEN 101
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
LAC
 
7:00pm Tonight
CLE
ORL
 
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
POR
 
7:30pm Tonight
TOR
PHO
 
8:00pm Tonight
HOU
NYK
 
8:30pm Tonight
DAL
IND
 
9:00pm Tonight
UTA
CHI
 
Final
GMAS 60
COC 61
Final
FSU 69
UMASS 75
Final
SHSU 53
WOFF 64
Final
UNCG 67
YOUNG 76
Final
CMICH 75
ARKPB 43
 
Final
ILLCH 60
SILL 67
Final
MORE 46
AMER 51
Final
CORN 59
DREX 61
Final
CCST 60
COOK 65
Final
ARKLR 94
CSNO 88
Final
LEH 44
CLMB 54
 
Final
USB 89
MERMAR 54
 
Final
NMU 51
TEXAM 64
Final
STLU 56
TAMCC 62
 
Final
FAIR 80
SD 72
Final
EMICH 79
LONG 48
Final
ND 74
PROV 75
Final
RAD 88
CATAWBA 52
 
Final
DEN 80
COPST 54
 
Final
UAB 58
JST 50
 
Final
WICHS 105
NWM 57
Final
OKLA 90
NWST 68
Final
KSU 59
YALE 66
Final
CREI 65
NCCU 45
 
Final
NCSU 68
SFLA 65
Final
UCR 102
STKAT 49
 
Final
PSU 63
USC 61
Final
HC 101
NICHOLSCOL 70
 
Final
BC 53
DAY 65
Final
MON 75
TOWS 79
Final
HOF 93
WAGN 71
 
Final
CIN 54
EILL 49
Final
UGA 74
FATL 61
Final
BRAD 58
NCAT 50
 
Final
LATU 76
PBY 48
Final
RUTG 76
Terriers 73
 
Final
SAMF 64
UMKC 55
Final
NAVY 70
BING 68
Final
SHU 85
GWEBB 67
Final
UNT 58
IONA 78
Final
KENT 86
MNTST 28
Final
FORD 57
MLOWELL 64
 
Final
UCF 76
USCU 69
 
Final
SCAR 63
AKR 68
Final
WVU 78
UCONN 68
Final
CALST 70
DEL 52
 
Final
HOW 78
HOOD 51
 
Final
OSU 106
SHU 48
Final
VANDY 78
TENST 46
Final
NE 65
MAN 51
Final
COLST 75
MERC 62
Final
MISS 80
NARZ 74
Final
WASH 76
PAC 69
Final
LMU 82
SDCHR 60
 
Final
CHAR 58
MIAMI 77
Final
GAELS 72
UCI 69
Final
ILLST 64
ODU 45
Final
UCLA 77
LBSU 63
Final
SEAT 62
MONT 66
 
12:00pm Today
UWGB
ECU
 
1:30pm Today
WEBER
NEV
 
2:30pm Today
FRES
EVAN
 
2:30pm Today
KYST
PURD
 
4:00pm Today
LSU
CLEM
 
4:00pm Today
ALCOR
DILL
 
4:30pm Today
CHIST
UGST
 
4:30pm Today
DET
MDES
 
5:00pm Tonight
ARZ
MIZZ
 
5:30pm Tonight
INDST
PEAY
 
6:00pm Tonight
FLGC
MAR
 
6:00pm Tonight
LALAF
UWMIL
 
6:30pm Tonight
ODU
GWEBB
 
7:00pm Tonight
MD
ARST
 
7:00pm Tonight
TOL
BUCK
 
7:00pm Tonight
JMU
COL
 
7:00pm Tonight
WINT
ETST
 
7:00pm Tonight
GSOUT
FIU
 
7:00pm Tonight
BST
GRAM
 
7:00pm Tonight
APP
HAMP
 
7:00pm Tonight
MAST
JVU
 
7:00pm Tonight
XAV
MURST
 
7:00pm Tonight
WAKE
NICST
 
7:00pm Tonight
MSU
SCU
 
7:00pm Tonight
LOU
SAV
 
7:00pm Tonight
TENT
SELA
 
7:00pm Tonight
VCU
VILL
 
7:00pm Tonight
OU
WCU
 
7:30pm Tonight
IND
EWASH
 
8:00pm Tonight
ILL
BRO
 
8:00pm Tonight
MSST
CLAYST
 
8:00pm Tonight
BEL
LIP
 
8:00pm Tonight
TCU
MVSU
 
8:00pm Tonight
IOWA
PEPP
 
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
PVU
 
8:00pm Tonight
KU
RIDE
 
8:00pm Tonight
BAY
STEPH
 
8:00pm Tonight
INCWORD
A
 
8:30pm Tonight
USF
HAW
 
8:30pm Tonight
OKST
ORST
 
9:00pm Tonight
WYO
FAM
 
9:00pm Tonight
MARQ
YALE
 
9:00pm Tonight
CHAM
PITT
 
9:00pm Tonight
ILLST
SHU
 
9:00pm Tonight
NMST
STET
 
9:30pm Tonight
ISU
ALA
 
9:30pm Tonight
SDKST
CHADRON
 
9:30pm Tonight
NCOL
CCHR
 
9:30pm Tonight
OREG
MICH
 
10:00pm Tonight
SDU
WMICH
 
10:05pm Tonight
PORST
SIUE
 
11:00pm Tonight
AUB
TULSA
 
11:30pm Tonight
SDST
BYU
 
Final
WIN 2
STL 4
Final
NYR 5
MON 0
Final
ANA 2
ARI 1
Final
VAN 4
CHI 1
7:00pm Tonight
NYI
PHI
 
7:00pm Tonight
BOS
PIT
 
7:30pm Tonight
FLA
MIN
 
7:30pm Tonight
DET
OTT
 
Final
HOU 13
CIN 22
Final
ATL 24
CLE 26
Final
NEP 34
DET 9
Final
MIN 21
GBP 24
Final
IND 23
JAC 3
Final
CHI 21
TAM 13
Final
PHI 43
TEN 24
Final
SEA 19
ARI 3
Final
SDC 27
STL 24
Final
DEN 39
MIA 36
Final
SFX 17
WAS 13
Final
NYG 28
DAL 31
7:00pm Tonight
BUF
NYJ
8:30pm Tonight
NOS
BAL