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East Carolina rallies past Appalachian State 83-81

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) Jayden Gardner scored 22 points, Seth LeDay added 18 and his go-ahead put-back with 18 seconds left helped East Carolina rally to beat Appalachian State 83-81 on Friday night.

ECU rallied from as many as 13 points back and closed to 81-80 on Gardner's free throw with 1:08 to play. LeDay made his put-back and Gardner iced it with a free throw after the Mountaineers missed a 3 with five seconds left.

Shawn Williams scored 15 points and K.J. Davis added 10 for the Pirates (5-4), who shot 52 percent to the Mountaineers' 47 percent and made 24 of 33 free throws.

Justin Forrest's layup put the Mountaineers up 19-17 and they led by as many as 10 points. Williams scored 10 points in the final 2:34, but Appalachian State led 42-40 at halftime after shooting 56 percent.

Ronshad Shabazz scored 25 points, including his 1,600th career point to move into seventh place on ECU's all-time scoring list, and Forrest added 24 for Appalachian State (2-5). Tyrell Johnson scored eight points with 13 rebounds and blocked a shot for his 96th career block, moving him into a tie with Isaac Butts for seventh on ECU's all-time block list.

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Key Players
I. Johnson
S. Williams
38.0 Min. Per Game 38.0
11.0 Pts. Per Game 11.0
1.0 Ast. Per Game 1.0
2.0 Reb. Per Game 2.0
48.5 Field Goal % 44.0
0.0 Three Point % 26.7
48.0 Free Throw %
  Defensive rebound by East Carolina 0.0
  Justin Forrest missed 3-pt. jump shot 1.0
  Defensive rebound by Justin Forrest 3.0
  Jayden Gardner missed 2nd of 2 free throws 3.0
+ 1 Jayden Gardner made 1st of 2 free throws 3.0
  Personal foul on Ronshad Shabazz 3.0
  Defensive rebound by Jayden Gardner 3.0
  Ronshad Shabazz missed 3-pt. jump shot 5.0
+ 2 Seth LeDay made tip-in 21.0
  Offensive rebound by Seth LeDay 21.0
  Jayden Gardner missed layup 23.0
Team Stats
Points 81 83
Field Goals 32-61 (52.5%) 28-60 (46.7%)
3-Pointers 4-20 (20.0%) 3-14 (21.4%)
Free Throws 13-22 (59.1%) 24-33 (72.7%)
Total Rebounds 34 40
Offensive 8 14
Defensive 25 24
Team 1 2
Assists 8 10
Steals 6 5
Blocks 3 1
Turnovers 10 12
Fouls 24 19
Technicals 0 0
25 PTS, 2 AST
22 PTS, 11 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo App. State 2-5 423981
home team logo East Carolina 5-4 404383
Team Stats
away team logo App. State 2-5 79.9 PPG 37.9 RPG 12.7 APG
home team logo East Carolina 5-4 67.4 PPG 37.9 RPG 12.3 APG
Key Players
2
R. Shabazz G 18.3 PPG 3.3 RPG 2.3 APG 44.1 FG%
1
J. Gardner F 16.3 PPG 8.5 RPG 1.3 APG 49.3 FG%
Top Scorers
R. Shabazz G 25 PTS 0 REB 2 AST
J. Gardner F 22 PTS 11 REB 1 AST
52.5 FG% 46.7
20.0 3PT FG% 21.4
59.1 FT% 72.7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Shabazz 25 0 2 10/20 1/8 4/4 1 33 3 1 2 0 0
J. Forrest 24 2 1 10/17 1/6 3/6 1 28 2 0 3 0 2
I. Johnson 8 13 2 2/5 0/0 4/8 1 32 1 1 3 2 11
T. Johnson 6 7 2 3/4 0/0 0/0 5 19 0 1 1 2 5
H. Seacat 2 4 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 5 19 0 0 1 2 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Shabazz 25 0 2 10/20 1/8 4/4 1 33 3 1 2 0 0
J. Forrest 24 2 1 10/17 1/6 3/6 1 28 2 0 3 0 2
I. Johnson 8 13 2 2/5 0/0 4/8 1 32 1 1 3 2 11
T. Johnson 6 7 2 3/4 0/0 0/0 5 19 0 1 1 2 5
H. Seacat 2 4 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 5 19 0 0 1 2 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Delph 7 2 0 3/7 1/3 0/0 1 21 0 0 0 0 2
B. Holley 5 2 0 1/2 1/2 2/2 3 13 0 0 0 0 2
J. Wilson 2 1 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 3 3 0 0 0 1 0
J. Battle 2 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
O. Williams 0 1 1 0/2 0/1 0/0 3 24 0 0 0 1 0
B. Gylfason 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/2 1 4 0 0 0 0 1
T. Ford - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Kerley - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Hough - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Bibby - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Lewis - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 81 33 8 32/61 4/20 13/22 24 200 6 3 10 8 25
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Gardner 22 11 1 3/9 0/0 16/19 3 32 1 1 4 6 5
S. Williams 15 1 1 7/16 1/7 0/0 2 38 1 0 2 0 1
K. Davis 10 3 1 3/6 2/3 2/2 5 17 0 0 0 0 3
I. Fleming 8 4 2 3/5 0/1 2/5 1 20 0 0 3 1 3
D. Spasojevic 6 4 0 3/7 0/0 0/0 1 17 1 0 0 2 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Gardner 22 11 1 3/9 0/0 16/19 3 32 1 1 4 6 5
S. Williams 15 1 1 7/16 1/7 0/0 2 38 1 0 2 0 1
K. Davis 10 3 1 3/6 2/3 2/2 5 17 0 0 0 0 3
I. Fleming 8 4 2 3/5 0/1 2/5 1 20 0 0 3 1 3
D. Spasojevic 6 4 0 3/7 0/0 0/0 1 17 1 0 0 2 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. LeDay 18 9 2 7/10 0/0 4/7 3 31 2 0 3 4 5
T. Foster 4 2 2 2/2 0/0 0/0 1 12 0 0 0 0 2
A. Hill 0 1 1 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 13 0 0 0 0 1
T. Hardy 0 2 0 0/4 0/3 0/0 1 18 0 0 0 1 1
D. Wade 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
J. Obasohan - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Whitley - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Whatley - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Strickland - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Quinton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 83 38 10 28/60 3/14 24/33 19 200 5 1 12 14 24