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Memphis guard Will Barton (5) gets pressed by East Carolina defenders Darrius Morrow (1), Corvonn Gaines (11) and Brock Young, right, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Memphis, Tenn., Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011. Memphis won 61-58. (AP Photo/Lance Murphey)
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Memphis guard Will Barton (5) gets pressed by East Carolina defenders Darrius Morrow (1), Corvonn Gaines (11) and Brock Young, right, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Memphis, Tenn., Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011. Memphis won 61-58. (AP Photo/Lance Murphey)

ECU to play 4 games in 8 days

By Tony Castleberry

The Daily Reflector

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An already abnormal schedule for East Carolina's men's basketball team got even more unusual earlier this week and it's left the Pirates facing a difficult stretch in the next few days.

A winter storm that caused numerous airport delays and cancellations throughout the Southeast forced ECU's game against Alabama-Brimingham, originally scheduled for Wednesday in Minges Coliseum, to be moved to Monday. As a result, today's 5 o'clock tip-off against Tulane in Minges is the first of four games the Pirates will play in an eight-day span, and there's not a pushover in the bunch.


“By (postponing) the game, it really puts both of us at a disadvantage,” ECU first-year coach Jeff Lebo said of his club and UAB. “It throws a wrinkle into things.”

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