March 19, 2013
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With the victory East Carolina improved to 1-4 all-time in Division I postseason play.
The Pirates tied the school record for most wins as a Division I institution with 19. The 1974-75 squad also won 19 games.
The Pirates set the school record for most points in a season with 2,376. The previous record was 2,346 scored by the 1974-75 squad.
The Pirates were credited with 11 steals tonight to bring their season total to 248, breaking the single-season record of 241 established by the 2011-12 team.
The Pirates improved to 14-4 at home this season and 9-1 against non-Conference USA opponents.
ECU rallied from a halftime deficit for the sixth time this year and improved to 6-9 when trailing at intermission.
East Carolina posted its fifth double-digit comeback of the year and ninth under coach Jeff Lebo. It was the third time this year the Pirates rallied from 15 points down to win (17 at SMU, 17 vs. UCF).
ECU improved to 11-4 all-time versus teams from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC).
The Pirates have now won 52 games in the last three years, matching the record for most wins in a three-year span at ECU (1994-97).
Maurice Kemp scored over 20 points for the fifth consecutive game. The last player to do that was Raphael Edwards during the 1997-98 season. Kemp is 20 points shy of becoming the third player in school history with 600 points in a single-season.
Kemp made 10 free throws to set the ECU single-season record for free throws made. he has made 162 foul shots through 31 games, breaking Darrius Morrow's mark of 159 set in 2010-11.
Kemp distributed six assists, tying his career-high set earlier this season against Southern Miss.
Miguel Paul dished out nine assists bringing his season total to 202. He is just the second player at ECU to have 200 assists in a single-season. Brock Young had 227 during the 2008-09 campaign.
Robert Sampson grabbed double digit rebounds for the 10th time this season. He also blocked three shots becoming the sixth player to block 55 shots in a season at ECU.
Akeem Richmond record his eight-consecutive game with four or more 3-pointers. He also scored double figures for the ninth-straight game.