Jan. 12, 2013
Final Stats |
ECU won its Conference USA home opener for the fourth time in six years.
ECU snapped a two-game losing streak to UCF and improved to 6-13 all-time against UCF, including a 4-2 mark under coach Jeff Lebo.
East Carolina is 3-6 against UCF inside Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum with each of its victories coming in odd years (2009, '11, '13).
East Carolina attempted a season-high 76 field goals.
East Carolina surrendered a season-high 37 field goals and 46 rebounds. UCF's 52.9 shooting percentage was the best by any opponent this season.
East Carolina committed a season-low seven turnovers.
Senior Miguel Paul distributed a season-high 11 assists, one shy of his career-high of 12. He also played a season-high 38 minutes.
Junior Ty Armstrong scored a career-high 16 points. He has scored double figures in three of the last four games.
Senior Shamarr Bowden scored a season-high 16 points, making a season-best six field goals. He was also credited with a career-high three steals.
Senior Maurice Kemp tied his career-high for assists with four, which he had done four times previously.
Sophomore Robert Sampson posted his fourth double-double of the year (11 points, 10 rebounds).
The Pirates won for the first time this season when surrendering 80 points (1-3). ECU improved to 5-3 this season when scoring 80 or more points.
The 17-point comeback is tied for the largest comeback at ECU since 1981. It was the second time this year that the Pirates rallied from a double-digit second half deficit to wins (-14 vs. UNCG).
Junior Akeem Richmond had his consecutive games with a 3-pointer streak snapped at eight, while Bowden extended his streak to nine games.
Senior Miguel Paul posted his first double-double of the year and fourth of his career.
The Pirates won their 998th game in program history.
ECU handed out more than 20 assists (21) for the fifth time in the last six games.
East Carolina improved to 1-1 in overtime games this season and 3-3 under coach Lebo.