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  • dawgitall Mar 9, 2013

    ECU men's basketball is really looking up. They finish the regular season 18-11 and 9-7 in conference. They will be seeded 4th in the CUSA tourney which if I'm not mistaken gets them a bye in the first round. Here is hoping for a good run the the conference tourney and maybe they get an NIT invite. Both there SOS and RPI are under 100 so they did it with quality victories. Go Pirates!

  • tcoutouzis Mar 10, 2013
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    Lebo has done wonders for our basketball program. It hasn't been this good since I was in school and Eddie Payne was our coach. I don't think he is far away from being our all time winningest coach. It was Joe Dooley (who was terrible), but I think that Herrion may have surpassed him.

    I think we are going to be dangerous in the CUSA tournament.

  • TerrorOnTheHighSeas Mar 10, 2013

    Go Pirates !

  • dawgitall Mar 11, 2013

    The Lady Pirates are 21-8 and the second seed in the tourney, Conference coach of the year and sixth player of the year honors as well!

  • VT1994Hokie Mar 16, 2013
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    Lebo has put ECU back on the map. A few more years they will be there.

  • Pirates of the East Mar 18, 2013
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    We're in the CIT Tournament. First game is here tomorrow at 7 against Savannah State.

  • tcoutouzis Mar 18, 2013
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    My hope is the next step will be a CUSA title next year and an NCAA birth. If not, I will take the NIT. Baby steps

  • Pirates of the East Mar 20, 2013
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    With that win agianst Savannah State we advance to the 2nd round. Next game is at Minges, Saturday at 5 against a TBD opponent, from Hoist the Colours it appears we are most likely to play Elon, High Point, or Loyola (MD).

  • 86Wolf-Face Mar 21, 2013

    Go Pirates

  • Pirates of the East Mar 21, 2013
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    Round 2 opponent is Rider (19-14, 12-6 MAAC). Our only common opponent was SMU, they lost at SMU 83-70 on Nov. 21st, we won at SMU 72-69 Feb. 23rd.

  • dawgitall Mar 23, 2013

    Great 2nd round win for the Pirates! Lets hope they keep it up. Winning in the post season is important for a team, even if it isn't the NCAA or NIT. These are the building blocks to advance the program and playing in the nbe/conference formally known as the BE is going to be a real step up with UC, UCONN, and Temple in the mix with Memphis.

  • Pirates of the East Mar 24, 2013
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    Onto the "Elite Eight" against Loyola (MD) Tuesday night at Minges!!!!!

  • The Revered JacobSummers Mar 24, 2013

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    Congrats Pirates!

  • VT1994Hokie Mar 25, 2013
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    Obviously. Where are the fans from ECU on here? You guys need to step up. This is a huge accomplishment for ECU. Go ECU.

  • TerrorOnTheHighSeas Mar 26, 2013

    Go ECU Pirates !

  • Ken D. Mar 26, 2013
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    They're at spring football practice.

  • dawgitall Mar 26, 2013

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    I think they were at the game tonight. It looked like a pretty full house judging from the video I saw of the Kemp dunk.

    Go pirates, on to the semifinal round!

    And based on the trash that spews out of the keyboards of so many on the other boards, it just might be that most ECU fans avoid the dung heap that is the WRAL sports forums. :)

  • Pirates of the East Mar 26, 2013
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    Hello CIT Final Four! With that 70-58 win over Loyola, the Pirates will host Evansville, Saturday in Minges for a trip to the CIT Championship.

  • tcoutouzis Mar 27, 2013
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    Big Game Saturday! The CIT might not be the NCAA tournament, but for a program that has struggled in basketball for almost 70 years, a championship will show how far we have come.

  • VT1994Hokie Mar 28, 2013
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    Good point. I agree.

  • Ken D. Mar 29, 2013
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    When was the last time ECU won 21 games in a season? I'll bet there are some folks in Chapel Hill keeping an eye on Mr. Lebo for future reference. If Roy has a few more of his fainting spells, he may be ready soon to head for the golf course. He's got nothing left to prove.

  • VT1994Hokie Mar 29, 2013
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    ^^^ Good points Ken. Lebo is well thought of at UNC.

  • VT1994Hokie Mar 29, 2013
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    I have 5 solid friends up here in the Rams Club at UNC. I do business with these people and play just a little golf too. Most like Lebo. Some stated that HD would be in the big picture when he was hired at UNC. Never been a head coach. No way Hubert Davis is even the picture up there when Roy hangs it up. FYI.

  • dawgitall Mar 30, 2013

    81-58 over Evansville! Tuesday night they play for the CIT Championship!

  • Pirates of the East Mar 30, 2013
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    The Pirated are headed to the CIT Championship Game Tuesday against Weber State. The CIT championship game will be hosted by Weber.

  • Pirates of the East Mar 30, 2013
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    Never, at least not as a Division 1 school, we had 20 win season as a NAIA school back in the 50's.

  • VT1994Hokie Mar 31, 2013
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    Super job last night. Congratulations to all ECU fans. Lebo is doing a terrific job.

  • tcoutouzis Mar 31, 2013
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    I don't want Lebo to go. I want him t stay, so I hope Roy coaches for several more years.

  • WolfpackLosers Mar 31, 2013

    Lebo is a great coach.

  • Pirates of the East Mar 31, 2013
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    Also Maurice Kemp made SportsCenter Top 10 twice in a week. His dunk on Rider was number 1 last weekend and he had a dunk and and ally on Evansville to get number 3 Saturday.

  • abbott134 Apr 1, 2013

    Imagine that.... only NC team left playing in the post season is the Pirates.

  • VT1994Hokie Apr 1, 2013
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    They need to pay him some huge dollars. If not he will move on. UNC is still anywhere from 2-4 years away, IMO. I wish Lebo all of the best in wins and be happy in his present position. ECU was on my list back in the day. Transportation was an issue for me then.

  • tcoutouzis Apr 2, 2013
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    Lebo is doing great, but I don't think he will get the nod at UNC when Roy retires unless he gets us into the NCAA tournament and maybe a conference title. In my opinion UNC wants someone who knows not only how to win titles, but to get teams to the tournament consistently. If Lebo starts getting us titles and NCAA tournament birth, then that all but seals the deal for him to coach at UNC.

    I will say that it is my understanding that he loves ECU and has embraced his inner pirate. He is not a Skip Holtz. He wants to be here and we want him to be our coach. He has 54 wins and hopefully 55 tonight. Next season if all things go well he will be the winningest coach in ECU history. He needs 71 to hit that milestone.

    Go Pirates! Beat Weber State!

  • Ken D. Apr 2, 2013
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    So what do you think, tcoutouzis? Should Jeff be trying to recruit Rodney Purvis, now that he has announced he's transferring from State? Some say the reason for his departure is that he wants to play point guard, and can't get that with the Pack. I bet Lebo could coach 'em up for the Pirates.

  • Ken D. Apr 2, 2013
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    The thought has also occurred to me that in the 2014 season (the first one in which Purvis would be eligible to play as a transfer) Carolina a slated to have not just two, but four, legitimate point guards. One of them is Stillman White, from Wilmington, who is scheduled to return from a two year Mormon mission. He did a pretty decent job filling in for Kendall Marshall when he got hurt a year ago in the tournament. Something tells me Lebo would be more inclined to give him a shot than Purvis, who may be a head case. Think Lebo has talked with Roy about this?

  • VT1994Hokie Apr 5, 2013
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    ^^^ Good point Ken. I almost forgot about Stillman. Since this is late, we don't have to wonder about Purvis. I wish him the best in his career.

  • VT1994Hokie Apr 7, 2013
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    Jeff Lebo has sealed his deal in the History of ECU. Great for him. They should extend his contract, and a few more dollars would be good too.

  • tcoutouzis Apr 8, 2013
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    I think Lebo should do that, but I am not sure if he is. I know that he can't play for any ACC team. If he wants PT then a mid-major will be the way for him to go. That or a bottom feeder from a Top 6 basketball conference. I think he would work well here as we do have an opening at guard.

    The one thing I can say about Lebo is that he tends to straighten out the head cases. It will take some work, but from what I have witnessed he will be able to straighten Purvis up if he came to ECU. I highly doubt he would come though.

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  • weakened back Jun 17, 2013
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    how many NC'S does ECU have in the last 20 yrs?
    how many NC'S does ncsu have in the last 20 yrs?

  • TerrorOnTheHighSeas Jun 23, 2013


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