Jan. 15, 2011
Box Score |
Player of the Game
Jonate Sherrod scored a career-high 24 points, besting his previous career-high of 23 set against South Dakota State last season. Sherrod scored 18 points in the second half making 5-of-6 field goals, including 2-of-3 3-point attempts. Sherrod sank 6-of-8 free throw attempts after halftime and finished 9-of-12 at the foul line for the game. He also had three assists and no turnovers in 35 minutes of action.
Play of the Game
Jontae Sherrod sank a 3-pointer just in front of the ECU bench after Erin Straughn grabbed an offensive rebound and passed it to him while falling out-of-bounds. The basket gave ECU a 55-50 lead with just over 10 minutes left in the game.
Turning Point of the Game
East Carolina held Tulane without a field goal for the final 4:45. The Pirates made 3-of-4 free throws in the final minute after grabbing a defensive rebound.
Stat of the Game
East Carolina shot 61.9 percent (13-of-21) from the field in the second half. The Pirates limited the Green Wave to just 40 percent shooting after halftime.
Additional Game Notes
East Carolina won its third straight game against Tulane. The Pirates have won four of the last six meetings against the Green Wave.
The Pirates improved to 7-1 at home this season.
ECU improved to 4-6 in its first Conference USA home game of the season. The Pirates won their first C-USA home game of the season for the third time in four years.
Senior Jontae Sherrod recorded his third 20-point game of the season and fourth of his career.
Senior Brock Young moved into sixth place on the Conference USA career assists list (538).
Sophomore Erin Straughn pulled down a season-high nine rebounds and led the Pirates in rebounding for the sixth time this season.
It was the fourth consecutive game in which the Pirates held their opponent below it season field goal percentage and third straight holding its foe below their season scoring average.
East Carolina's 48 second half points were the most it's scored in any half this year.
The Pirates' were credited with an assist on a season-high 90 percent of their field goals (20 of 22). It was their third 20-assist game of the year.
ECU was credited with a season-high 10 steals.
The Pirates' made eight 3-pointers for a third straight game.
The attendance of 5,211 was the largest home crowd of the season.