Loading...
Bless all of our hearts. When did we all lose ourselves and become hateful, angry, argumentative people with no respect...

ECU overwhelmed by Wichita State

020719ECUbasketball-2.JPG
1 of 8

East Carolina's Seth LeDay, right, defends near the rim against Wichita State's Jamarcus Burton in Minges Coliseum on Feb. 6, 2019. (Molly Mathis/The Daily Reflector)

020719ECUbasketball-4.JPG
020719ECUbasketball-11.JPG
020719ECUbasketball-8.JPG
020719ECUbasketball-7.JPG
020719ECUbasketball-6.JPG
020719ECUbasketball-10.JPG
020719ECUbasketball-3.JPG
Loading…

By RONNIE WOODWARD
The Daily Reflector

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

A trip to Minges Coliseum proved to be the best opportunity for Wichita State’s basketball team to record its first road victory of the season.

ECU, on the other hand, continued with struggles in shooting and rebounding in a 65-49 loss to the Shockers in Minges on Wednesday night.

The Pirates (9-13, 2-8 American Athletic Conference) faced more high-pressure defense on their freshman standout Jayden Gardner, who finished with 11 points and five rebounds and attempted four field goals, and they were out-rebounded, 46-27.

Wichita (11-11, 4-6), which got a game-high 18 points from guard Samaje Haynes-Jones thanks to his 7-for-9 shooting and 2-for-2 from 3-point range, came in with an 0-6 road record.

“They are looking at their schedule and saying that Houston is going to be a bear and so is Cincinnati, so we have to win at East Carolina and (other teams), and that’s how teams figure out how to win the league and how to be very good,” Pirate coach Joe Dooley said. “They figure out the games that they are supposed to win on the road. That is the mindset we have to change with our guys, to protect your home court and then try to steal some games on the road.”

The Pirates are 0-8 in road games this year.

ECU shot 34.6 percent from the field. WSU’s rebounding advantage included a boost from big man Asbjorn Midtgaard’s five offensive boards and 11 total. He scored six points.

The teams will meet again at Wichita on March 5. The Shockers, who joined the AAC last season and will likely have to win the AAC tournament to continue their streak of seven straight NCAA tournament appearances, won 95-60 in Minges in 2018.

This matchup featured ECU having its largest lead of two points when it was 11-9. The Shockers then scored eight straight points and stayed in front the rest of the way.

“That is the best we’ve played all year on the road, so it took that type of effort to win a game like this,” Shockers coach Gregg Marshall said. “We had seen when East Carolina beat Cincinnati here and with our road record, we couldn’t take anything for granted, and we didn’t. … The big guys were tremendous on the glass, and Dexter Dennis, I thought, did a great job (defending) on Gardner.”

In addition to Gardner, Pirate guard Isaac Fleming scored 11 points. ECU’s Seth LeDay played 15 minutes off the bench and did not score.

The Shockers took their first double-digit lead, 25-15, at the 5:29 mark of the opening half.

A 3-pointer by Dennis pushed the Shockers’ lead to 30-17 with 1:30 until halftime. It was 34-20 at the break.

“I think we rushed things a little bit in the first half,” Gardner said.

The Pirates cut it to a nine-point deficit, 38-29, with 15:46 remaining, but a Markis McDuffie 3 pushed it back to 12 points and the visitors led by as many as 21 with 4:15 left to play.

Contact Ronnie Woodward at rwoodward@reflector.com, 252-329-9592 and follow @RonnieW11 on Twitter.

Loading…

Humans of Greenville

@HumansofGville

Local photographer Joe Pellegrino explores Greenville to create a photographic census of its people.

ECU

July 17, 2019

NEWPORT, R.I. — Coach Mike Houston remains optimistic yet not in position to announce whether or not Traveon Freshwater will be on East Carolina football’s roster for this season.

The former Elizabeth City Northeastern High School star running back and linebacker signed with ECU in…

081818Footballrecruits-2.jpg.jpg

July 16, 2019

NEWPORT, R.I. — Mike Houston has been in this position before, bracing to prove doubters wrong.

It began with his first head coaching job in 2001 at T.C. Roberson High School in Asheville, when his team was picked in the preseason eighth out of nine teams but thrived during the season to take…

IMG_2422 (1).jpg

July 16, 2019

NEWPORT, R.I. — Standing in front of American Athletic Conference “Power Six” logos on Tuesday, conference commissioner Mike Aresco was persistent that he thinks the American is strong enough to not immediately replace Connecticut when the Huskies leave for the Big East.

Aresco…

IMG_2415 (1).jpg

July 16, 2019

NEWPORT, R.I. — East Carolina athletics director Jon Gilbert found time to put on a swimsuit by mid-afternoon Monday, and ECU football coach Mike Houston sneaked in advice to Pirate receiver Deondre Farrier on the proper cracker-to-oyster ratio when Houston was between interviews at American…

IMG_2404 2 6.18.29 PM.jpg

July 15, 2019

NEWPORT, R.I. — East Carolina is at American Athletic Conference football media days, equipped with first-year coach Mike Houston, first-year athletics director Jon Gilbert and senior receiver Deondre Farrier in his first visit to Newport.

Aside from veteran media relations director Tom…

IMG_2388 2 (1).jpg

July 15, 2019

A trio of first-year American Athletic Conference football coaches, including East Carolina's Mike Houston, heads to Newport, R.I., today for a first taste of seafood, interviews and more at AAC media days.

The other two newcomers are Temple's Rod Carey and Dana Holgorsen after his offseason…

120518ECUFootballHouston-1.jpg

July 14, 2019

The Minges Coliseum court is in under renovation as East Carolina’s basketball coaches also are working to reconstruct their teams that will play this year on a new-look Minges paint scheme.

Fresh from checking out a recent workout of men’s coach Joe Dooley’s squad, which this…

062619fantasycamp-10.jpg

July 13, 2019

Many East Carolina football fans know what Holton Ahlers will be doing in August and the ensuing months as the Pirates’ sophomore projected starting quarterback.

Others fans might have noticed the Greenville native was an ardent ECU baseball fan in June, but in July, he and other Pirate…

033119ECUFootball-2.jpg.jpg

July 13, 2019

East Carolina University changed its plans to transfer $10 million from ECU Physicians to East Carolina's athletics department to cover years of debt and for other expenses, interim chancellor Dan Gerlach emphasized on Friday during ECU Board of Trustees meetings.

No money was transferred from ECU…

5d28dd95d2c25.image.jpg

July 12, 2019

East Carolina joined other University of North Carolina system schools on Friday when the ECU Board of Trustees approved the sale of alcohol to the general public at the Pirates' stadiums and venues.

Gov. Roy Cooper signed a law on June 26 giving universities the option to expand their alcohol…

5d28ded97282a.image.jpg
194 stories in ECU. Viewing 1 through 10.
«First Page   «Previous Page        
Page 1 of 20
        Next Page»   Last Page»