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ECU BASKETBALL

Pirates playing on Super Bowl Sunday

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East Carolina's K.J. Davis, center, drives through Tulane's Caleb Daniels, left, and Connor Crabtree during a game on Jan. 31, 2019. (Molly Mathis/The Daily Reflector)

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The Daily Reflector

Saturday, February 2, 2019

East Carolina is one of the basketball teams playing on Super Bowl Sunday, when the Pirates tip off at Connecticut at 2 p.m. in a game that will be broadcast on ESPNews.

ECU, which beat Tulane 66-65 in Greenville on Thursday night, is looking to record consecutive American Athletic Conference wins for the first time this season.

The Pirates (9-11, 2-6) are 2-9 all-time against the Huskies (12-9, 3-5) and 1-6 since joining the American. Each of the last three meetings in the series has been decided by five points or less, including ECU’s 66-62 win in Greenville in 2017 and UConn’s 84-80 victory at East Carolina a year ago.

ECU had four double-digit scorers versus Tulane, including Jayden Gardner (15 points, nine rebounds) thanks to a steady second half. K.J. Davis scored nine points on 3-of-7 shooting from the 3-point arc.

UConn is coming off a 73-67 loss at UCF in which it trailed 34-22 at halftime. Senior guard Jalen Adams had 22 points in the second half to total 27 for the game.

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ECU

September 17, 2019

Former East Carolina football head coach Scottie Montgomery, who was fired by ECU last December and is offensive coordinator at Maryland, played a big role in the Terrapins' 2-0 start to the season and No. 21 national ranking.

That included scoring 142 total points during the first two weeks.

But…

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September 16, 2019

Without giving much detail on the specifics of the injury, East Carolina football coach Mike Houston said Monday that starting running back Darius Pinnix got hurt while rushing for a career-high 134 yards against Gardner-Webb during Week 2 of the season.

Pinnix traveled with the Pirates to Navy on…

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September 16, 2019

A 3-0 weekend record by the East Carolina volleyball team extended its winning streak to four matches and gave the Pirates a tournament title in their annual early-season home event. 

ECU won the Pirate Invitational in defeating George Washington on Friday and then Norfolk State and USC…

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September 16, 2019

Week 3 of the college football season provided clarity in North Carolina.

Wake Forest, which is 3-0, has vaulted to the forefront after it cooled off UNC on Friday night. Also, the gap between Duke and East Carolina for No. 5 in the state grew as the Pirates looked overmatched in Annapolis, Md., in…

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September 16, 2019

ANNAPOLIS, Md.

As Navy quarterback Malcolm Perry broke free for an 18-yard touchdown run less than four minutes into Saturday’s football game against East Carolina, sportswriters and ECU and Navy staffers in the press box naturally turned to Page 3 of Navy’s game notes to digest various…

East Carolina Navy Football-2

September 14, 2019

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Navy cruised to a 2-0 record in a frustrating day Saturday for East Carolina football, which lost 42-10 to the Midshipmen for ECU to drop to 1-2 overall and 0-1 in the American Athletic Conference in coach Mike Houston’s first season with the Pirates.

Here are three…

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September 14, 2019

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Add quarterback Malcolm Perry prominently to the list of Navy football players to enjoy spinning, shaking, shedding and sizzling the East Carolina football defense.

In a series that began in 2006 and has been dictated by the Midshipmen and their punishing and methodical…

East Carolina Navy Football

September 14, 2019

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Among the improbable things for a disastrous day by the East Carolina football team Saturday was that Navy quarterback Malcolm Perry passed for more yards than Holton Ahlers.

Perry and a stingy Navy defense led the charge in the Midshipmen's 42-10 rout of the Pirates in the…

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September 14, 2019

Here are three Navy players to keep an eye on as East Carolina heads to Annapolis, Md., to face the Midshipmen in American Athletic Conference action:

Malcolm Perry

Any Navy team runs as good as its quarterback. Perry, a senior former running back, is far from a perfect passer but he remains as one…

Navy Football Preview

September 14, 2019

Q: What is your favorite form of social media?

A: I would say Twitter. It’s more active, everybody is on Twitter. I like Instagram, too, but I like Twitter more.

Q: Where is your favorite spot to eat at in Greenville?

A: I will say Kickback Jacks. I like Kickback Jacks. I love their spinach…

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