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Memphis' Joe Jackson, middle, drives between East Carolina defenders Miguel Paul, left, and Robert Sampson on Wednesday in Minges Coliseum. (Scott Davis/The Daily Reflector)
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Memphis' Joe Jackson, middle, drives between East Carolina defenders Miguel Paul, left, and Robert Sampson on Wednesday in Minges Coliseum. (Scott Davis/The Daily Reflector)

Tigers smother Pirates

“They’re a good, athletic team. At every spot, they just made us work.”


ECU’s Miguel Paul
On Memphis

By Tony Castleberry

The Daily Reflector

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With its offense clicking and its defense locked in, Memphis made sure it wouldn’t leave Greenville with a loss this season.

The Tigers used a pair of big runs and hounded East Carolina’s offense with stifling defensive pressure to record a 70-59 men’s basketball victory in Minges Coliseum on Wednesday. The win avenged ECU’s 68-57 home triumph over Memphis on March 2,2011, which is still the Pirates’ only victory over the Tigers in 12 meetings.


Three players reached double-figure scoring for Memphis, but its defensive showing — 13 steals, six blocked shots — and unselfishness on offense — 19 assists on 28 made field goals — was perhaps more vital than individual points scored.

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