Old Dominion vs East Carolina

Old Dominion cruises past East Carolina 81-70


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GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) Keenan Palmore scored 23 points on 11-of-13 shooting to lead Old Dominion to a grueling 81-70 win over East Carolina in its Conference USA debut Saturday night.

In a tight game that included four first half lead changes, Old Dominion (7-9, 1-0) broke free midway through the second half when Aaron Bacote pumped in eight unanswered points to fuel a 12-2 run for a 63-52 lead that the Monarchs protected to the buzzer.

Bacote contributed 18 points overall and Dimitri Batten added 12 for ODU, which shot 56 percent from field.

East Carolina (11-5, 0-1) kept the game close but hit just 22 of 55 from the field and couldn't stop the Monarchs in the second half.

Paris Roberts-Campbell led four Pirates in double-figures with 21 points and seven rebounds.

ODU is playing its first season in C-USA after leaving the Colonial Athletic Association.

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Scoreboard
Old Dominion (7-9) «374481
East Carolina (11-5)373370

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Middle Tenn.17-131-535
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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
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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
 
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