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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