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ECU's #20 makes a three point shot over Coastal Carolina's #2 Monday night at Minges Coliseum. (Scott Davis/The Daily Reflector)
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ECU's #20 makes a three point shot over Coastal Carolina's #2 Monday night at Minges Coliseum. (Scott Davis/The Daily Reflector)

Tall Tulsa team up next for ECU

By Tony Castleberry

The Daily Reflector

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Rebounding troubles have plagued the East Carolina men’s basketball team during its two-game losing streak and if the Pirates want to erase the board woes and end the losing skid today, they’ll have to do it against one of the biggest teams they’ll face all season.

ECU (9-6, 0-2 Conference USA) hopes to get its first league victory of the campaign when it hosts Tulsa (8-9, 1-2) at 1 o’clock this afternoon in Minges Coliseum. The Golden Hurricane features a pair of 6-foot-11 starters and a 7-2 freshman reserve, not to mention two 6-4 starting guards.


“They’re gigantic,” second-year Pirate coach Jeff Lebo said after Thursday’s practice. “They’re the biggest, most physical team we’ve faced to date.”

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