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Pirates, Wave in complete tie

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East Carolina point guard Alex Frazier goes up for a shot against Houston on Saturday in Minges Coliseum.

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The Daily Reflector

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

East Carolina and Tulane come into tonight’s women’s basketball game with the exact same season records of 10-9 overall and 2-4 in the American Athletic Conference as part of a three-way tie for seventh place in the 12-team league.

The game tips off at 8 p.m. (EST) in New Orleans, where ECU has beaten Tulane in three of the last four meetings with the Green Wave. It is Tulane that is on a three-game win streak in the series, however, including a 61-45 victory in Greenville last season.

The Pirates, who beat Houston in overtime Saturday, are looking for consecutive wins for the first time since late-December. They topped the Cougars, 80-78, on freshman Necole Hope’s game-winning layup on a perfect bounce pass from junior guard Alex Frazier. Hope scored 18 points after totaling nine in the previous five games combined.

Tulane was on a three-game losing streak prior to routing Tulsa, 70-39, on Sunday. The Wave, which is 6-3 at home, has the second-highest scorer in the league in senior guard Kolby Morgan and her 21.4 points per game average.

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ECU

January 19, 2019

Despite a season-high 27 offensive rebounds, the ECU women’s basketball team could not convert the second chances into points and fell 58-46 at Memphis on Saturday afternoon.

ECU (10-7, 1-3 American Athletic Conference) was down to just eighth healthy players but also swiped 12 steals. That…

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January 18, 2019

Last year, East Carolina women’s lacrosse was new enough that the team and its coaches did not yet know what they didn’t know.

As the team’s second-ever season is set to begin, so too is a whole new understanding of the game and its many nuances at the top college level. The 2018…

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January 17, 2019

A letter from East Carolina athletics director Jon Gilbert addressed his first month-plus in charge of Pirate athletics and it also looked ahead to the future.

Gilbert posted an open letter to fans on the Pirates’ official website Thursday, saying that he will regularly use these “From…

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January 17, 2019

One intriguing aspect of Wednesday night’s 85-74 victory for Temple basketball in Minges Coliseum was that Temple’s best player is senior guard Shizz Alston Jr. and East Carolina’s best player is freshman forward Jayden Gardner.

The pair of prolific scorers did not disappoint,…

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January 16, 2019

Maryland’s hire of former East Carolina football head coach Scottie Montgomery as its offensive coordinator was made official by the Terrapins on Thursday. He also will serve as quarterbacks coach.

The hire should decrease what money ECU owes Montgomery. He was dismissed by the Pirates on Nov.…

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January 16, 2019

Things went according to plan for East Carolina basketball in front of an eager and enthusiastic crowd for the first 10 seconds Wednesday night in Minges Coliseum.

Red-hot freshman Jayden Gardner made a basket for the Pirates shortly after tip-off, but Temple reeled off 21 straight points and…

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January 16, 2019

East Carolina football head coach Mike Houston and his family are closing on a house this week and making the full move to Greenville next week.

Houston has made Greenville home basically since he was officially hired from James Madison on Dec. 3 to be the 22nd coach of the Pirates. He has been…

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January 16, 2019

East Carolina football has started its winter workouts with a heavy focus on the weight room under guidance from director of strength and conditioning John Williams Jr., but first-year head coach Mike Houston also has other plans for the Pirates as they continue to stride toward beginning spring…

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January 15, 2019

Shawn Williams was the 2018 American Athletic Conference basketball rookie of the year, and this season he has seen East Carolina teammate and freshman Jayden Gardner firmly put himself in position for a Pirate to potentially win the award for the second straight year.

Gardner’s outstanding…

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January 14, 2019

Jayden Gardner continues to thrive as a freshman basketball player for East Carolina, including recently taking over as the American Athletic Conference’s leading scorer, and his praise continued Monday when he was lauded again by the AAC.

Gardner was named the league’s co-freshman of…

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