Rice vs East Carolina

East Carolina 82, Rice 68

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Darrius Morrow scored 16 points and Maurice Kemp had a double-double to help East Carolina to an 82-68 win over Rice on Saturday.

Kemp finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds - five offensive - for the Pirates (12-10, 3-6 Conference USA), who have won three in a row. Miguel Paul also had 14 points with a game-high six assists, while Corvonn Gaines and Paris Campbell each had 13 points.

East Carolina trailed 54-53 with 12:38 left in the second half when Rice's Omar Oraby scored on a layup. But the Owls (13-1, 4-5) would never lead again, as the Pirates answered with a 3-pointer by Robert Sampson to take a two-point lead.

East Carolina went on to finish the game strong, pushing its lead to 16 points - its largest of the game.

Dylan Ennis led Rice with 21 points and Tamir Jackson added 17.

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Rice Owls
A. Kazemi, F230-21-28121
A. Ibrahim, F220-32-20142
J. Reischel, F192-54-61038
D. Ennis, G317-122-454321
C. Frizzelle, G302-52-21226
T. Jackson306-103-564217
O. Oraby163-70-21236
L. Kuipers120-22-22002
D. Chadwick71-20-01002
J. DeBose60-00-00010
E. Herndon21-11-21023
S. Gearhart10-00-00100
N. Schwarze10-00-00000
Totals 22-4917-2729152268
 44.9%63% 
East Carolina Pirates
D. Morrow, F297-102-472416
M. Kemp, F276-132-3113214
M. Paul, G363-106-936314
S. Bowden, G223-70-00018
E. Straughn, G140-20-02220
P. Roberts-Campbell264-63-412213
R. Sampson241-61-29134
C. Gaines225-60-052113
Totals 29-6014-2239181882
 48.3%63.6% 
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UTEP10-819-14214
Charlotte9-914-19234
Western Ky.8-1018-16158
FIU7-1113-19270
North Texas7-1112-20295
Rice7-1112-20279
So. Miss5-138-21315
FAU5-138-25300
UT-San Antonio3-155-27347
 
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