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ECU's Shamarr Bowden, right, shoots around Rice's Dylan Ennis on Saturday in Minges Coliseum. (Scott Davis/The Daily Reflector)
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ECU's Shamarr Bowden, right, shoots around Rice's Dylan Ennis on Saturday in Minges Coliseum. (Scott Davis/The Daily Reflector)

Pirates stay hot

By Tony Castleberry

The Daily Reflector

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East Carolina’s season of streaks continues.

The Pirates won their third consecutive men’s basketball game Saturday, pulling away from Rice late for an 82-68 victory in Minges Coliseum. Five ECU players reached double-figure scoring and the Pirates continue to put the memory of a six-game losing skid to open Conference USA play in their rear view mirror.


“It was a great win,” East Carolina coach Jeff Lebo said. “Rice has got a good basketball team and they were coming in with a lot of confidence. ... Offensively I thought we were really solid (and we) got great balance.”

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