Marshall vs East Carolina

East Carolina 86, Marshall 79

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Miguel Paul scored 22 points and handed out 10 assists as East Carolina defeated Marshall 86-79 Saturday night in their final game before next week's Conference USA tournament.

Maurice Kemp added 21 points for the Pirates (18-11, 9-7), who posted a winning conference record for the first time since joining in the 2001-02 season.

East Carolina will have a bye into the tournament quarterfinals Thursday. The Thundering Herd (13-18, 6-10), who defeated the Pirates 77-56 in their regular-season meeting, will play a first-round game Wednesday.

Paul's two free throws gave East Carolina an 84-79 lead with 12 seconds left. The Pirates made 27 of 33 free throws in the second half to Marshall's 10 of 12.

Akeem Richmond scored 18 points and Robert Sampson had 12 rebounds for East Carolina.

Marshall had three players with 20 or more points. Robert Goff scored 27, Elijah Pittman 21 and DeAndre Kane 20.

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Scoreboard
Marshall (13-18)255479
East Carolina (18-11) «355186

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Marshall Thundering Herd
E. Pittman, F365-117-961121
R. Goff, F3212-193-462527
D. Tinnon, F273-40-05156
N. Spikes, C240-32-26242
D. Kane, G409-202-4712320
D. Scarver181-20-00033
D. Boykins140-10-01150
T. Manning70-10-01000
Y. Mbao20-00-10000
Totals 30-6114-2036192679
 49.2%70% 
East Carolina Pirates
M. Kemp, F406-138-961121
R. Sampson, F352-63-812037
T. Armstrong, F185-63-530413
M. Paul, G364-710-12210322
P. Roberts-Campbell, G331-20-01433
A. Richmond315-114-541118
P. Williams40-00-00000
M. Guilmette21-10-00032
M. Zangari10-00-00000
F. Edosomwan00-00-00000
Totals 24-4628-3932161886
 52.2%71.8% 
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

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
 
Other games
UAB 71 Final
MEMP 86
SYR 39 Final
GTOWN 61
FLA 57 Final
UK 61
LAS 54 Final
STL 78
KSU 70 Final
OKST 76
PITT 81 Final
DEP 66
MU 69 Final
SJU 67
UCLA 61 Final
WASH 54
CLEM 49 Final
MIAMI 62
ORE 62 Final
UTAH 72
ND 57 Final
LOU 73
AZST 58 Final
ARIZ 73
NMEX 88 Final
AF 89
KAN 58 Final
BAYL 81
DUKE 69 Final
UNC 53
LMU 48 Final
GONZ 66