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By Nathan Summers
The Daily Reflector

Saturday, November 10, 2018

East Carolina basketball will have its reaction time tested on Sunday afternoon when the Pirates host Lamar for a 4 p.m. tip-off in Minges Coliseum.

ECU (1-1) will be forced to shake off any lingering bad feelings about what happened on Friday night on the same playing surface, when James Madison stunned the Pirates 73-72 on a bank-in buzzer beater after they had spent the entire second half climbing out of a halftime deficit. They took the lead with 8.1 seconds to play, only to see JMU’s Stuckey Mosley hit an off-balance jumper as time expired.

The Dukes last-second triumph spoiled what would have been a memorable comeback win for first-year head coach Joe Dooley and his revamped ECU team, which rode Seth LeDay’s game-high 21 points, followed by 16 from K.J. Davis and 11 by Isaac Fleming.

Despite the valiant effort by his team, Dooley said the numbers suggest the Pirates must play much better.

“You can’t turn it over 22 times and go 15-for-26 (from the free throw line),” Dooley said. “You look at our stats. You shoot 51 percent, but then you shoot 57 percent from the free throw line. You shoot 51 percent at home, it gets you a lot of wins usually. That’s a tough way to lose.”

Lamar (1-1) had its record evened in a loss at Georgia Tech, where the Pirates will travel on Friday. The Cardinals outscored the Yellow Jackets 47-44 in the second half, and also beat Huston-Tillotson in their opener.

The Pirates routed Delaware State to open their season last Tuesday.

Contact Nathan Summers at nsummers@reflector.com, 252-329-9595 and follow @NateSumm99 on Twitter.

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