SMU vs East Carolina

East Carolina 62, SMU 43

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Robert Sampson scored 13 points and Maurice Kemp added 11 for East Carolina in a 62-43 win over SMU Wednesday night, securing the Pirates' first home Conference USA victory of the season.

In a contest that was close early and tied at 12-all with 11 minutes until halftime, Darrius Morrow's three-point play started a 10-0 Pirates run. East Carolina (11-10, 2-6) led the rest of the way, taking a 31-17 lead at intermission and outscoring the Mustangs 31-26 in the second half.

The Pirates snapped a two-game losing streak against SMU in their all-time series, and have now won two straight games in the wake of a six-game losing skid.

Sampson and Shamarr Bowden each knocked down three 3-pointers for the Pirates, who shot 10 of 28 from the arc (35.7 percent). The Mustangs were 0 of 11 from long range.

Jalen Jones had 11 points for SMU (10-12, 2-6).

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Scoreboard
Southern Methodist (10-12)172643
East Carolina (11-10) «313162

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SMU Mustangs
S. Williams, F294-60-23028
L. Smith, F143-41-21127
J. Jones, G354-63-481211
J. Samarrippas, G332-90-05214
L. Giles, G301-52-21304
R. Vilde171-21-30033
R. Clinkscales120-30-00110
R. Manuel120-02-21132
A. Patsevich111-20-01022
C. Cunningham71-20-00022
Totals 17-399-152291843
 43.6%60% 
East Carolina Pirates
D. Morrow, F303-32-39348
M. Kemp, F244-62-221111
M. Paul, G354-90-02519
S. Bowden, G243-90-02019
E. Straughn, G212-40-05225
R. Sampson235-90-362313
C. Gaines201-20-23313
P. Roberts-Campbell170-52-22022
P. Torlak41-10-00002
D. Morales20-00-01010
F. Edosomwan00-00-00000
Totals 23-486-1233161662
 47.9%50% 
American Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
SMU17-130-513
Cincinnati16-230-612
Houston12-621-1154
UCF11-724-1269
Memphis9-919-13121
UConn9-916-17119
Tulsa8-1015-17132
Temple7-1116-16135
E. Carolina6-1215-18214
Tulane3-156-25298
So. Florida1-177-23316

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339
 
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Indiana 56 Final
Michigan 68
GT 54 Final
Florida St 68
UConn 44 Final
GTOWN 58
Illinois St 74 Final
CREI 102
Oklahoma 62 Final
Kansas 84
Baylor 63 Final
Tx A&M 60
Boise St 56 Final
SDSU 58
Colo St 63 Final
UNLV 82