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Roundup: Pirates release nonconference schedule

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Tremont Robinson, middle, and other East Carolina basketball players dribble during practice on July 24, 2019.

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ECU, Staff reports

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

East Carolina's next basketball season will begin Nov. 5 against Virginia Military Institute in Minges Coliseum.

The Pirates will then travel to Navy (Nov. 8) and Appalachian State (Nov. 12), per their entire nonconference schedule that was released Tuesday. The American Athletic Conference portion of the schedule has not been finalized and will be announced at a later date, along with tip-off times and the complete television slate.

Here’s the full nonconference schedule:

Nov. 5 – VMI

Nov. 8 – at Navy

Nov. 12 – at Appalachian State

Nov. 16 – LIBERTY

Nov. 22 – vs. Evansville (Nassasu, Bahamas)

Nov. 23 – vs. George Washington or UMKC (Nassau, Bahamas)

Nov. 24 – vs. Liberty, Milwaukee, Morgan State or Rice (Nassau, Bahamas)

Nov. 30 – at James Madison

Dec. 3 – COPPIN STATE

Dec. 14 – CAMPBELL

Dec. 17- UMES

Dec. 22- CHARLOTTE

Dec. 28 – EASTERN KENTUCKY

AAC recognizes top defender

East Carolina women’s soccer defender and senior Jayda Hylton-Pelaia was named the American Athletic Conference preseason defensive player of the year on Tuesday, as chosen by the league’s 10 head coaches. ECU also was voted fifth in the AAC preseason poll.

The last Pirate to earn a defensive player of the year award was goalie Amber Campbell, who took the C-USA award at the end of the 2008 season. Hylton-Pelaia is also the first ECU player to earn a spot on the AAC preseason team since Lana Spitler in 2016.

"We are glad the other coaches recognized her for this and we are excited to see what she does this season," coach Jason Hamilton said.

Hylton-Pelaia started all 19 games a season ago, setting new career-highs with two goals and four assists. The Brampton, Ontario, native also was named all-AAC second-team and to the league tournament team.

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