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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

May 26, 2018

It is not easy to leave a winning program for one mired in a string of four straight losing seasons and that hasn’t been to the NCAA tournament since 1993.

Joe Dooley did that in April when he left Florida Gulf Coast, a team he led to the NCAAs in 2016 and ’17, to take over at East…

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May 25, 2018

East Carolina shook off a nine-game losing streak to Houston in a major way on Friday morning, pounding the top-seeded Cougars out of the American Athletic Conference tournament in a 12-1, seven-inning blistering.

With the win, the Pirates (42-16) likely solidified one of the NCAA’s 16 host…

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May 24, 2018

A familiar nemesis dealt East Carolina its first loss at the American Athletic Conference tournament on Thursday, as top-seeded Houston broke a tie with two runs in the seventh inning of a 5-3 win over the Pirates in Clearwater, Fla.

On another jam-packed day due to impending bad weather, the…

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May 24, 2018

The East Carolina club baseball team spent its rebuilding year after last season’s World Series win building another potential national champion.

Instead of taking this season to regroup and steadily build another contender, the Pirates and second-year coach Ben Fox are already pushing for a…

May 23, 2018

A gutsy and wild comeback Wednesday afternoon for East Carolina at the American Athletic Conference baseball tournament in Clearwater, Fla., might have assured that the Pirates will be smiling Sunday night when the 16 NCAA regional hosts are announced.

ECU advanced to the AAC semifinals in dramatic…

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May 23, 2018

East Carolina women’s basketball coach Heather Macy will be a featured speaker at the True North Sports Camp Elevate on the campus of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs next week.

Macy is one of 14 people selected to speak at the three-day event May 29-31, and she will host a 90-…

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May 22, 2018

The American Athletic Conference baseball tournament began Tuesday morning in Clearwater, Fla., with a high-scoring and slow-moving game that lasted nearly four hours and ended as an 8-4 win for No. 4 seed East Carolina over No. 5 UCF, giving the Pirates 40 wins for the season.

It also gave…

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May 22, 2018

First-year East Carolina basketball coach Joe Dooley is still evaluating the roster and coaching staff for his first team, but the hiring of new staff is on hold for now.

Dooley hired Raphael Chillious, who was at Connecticut last year, as a lead assistant and retained assistant Ken Potosnak from…

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May 21, 2018

Bryant Packard was already set to take an East Carolina-record 32-game hit streak into the American Athletic Conference baseball tournament in Clearwater, Fla., and he added more momentum Monday when he was named AAC player of the year.

He is the first Pirate to ever win the American award. He led…

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May 21, 2018

Veteran Kansas basketball coach Bill Self has helped shape the career of East Carolina’s Joe Dooley in a major way, and the pair is set to be reunited with an opportunity through USA Basketball.

Dooley, a Kansas assistant from 2003-13 who was named the Pirates’ head coach on April 4 for…

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