Nov. 14, 2013
Box Score |
EAST CAROLINA (3-0) 95, CHOWAN(0-1) 45
Thurs., Nov. 14, 2013
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum (Greenville, N.C.)
East Carolina opened the season by winning its first three games for the second consecutive season and just the seventh time overall since 1969 (1969, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2012, 2013).
The Pirates won their eighth straight game dating back to last season, matching the program's longest winning streak since recording eight consecutive win during the 1955-56 season. It's the longest winning streak in the program's Division I history.
Coupled with Texas Southern's loss to Miami (Fla.) tonight, ECU now owns the second longest winning streak in the country at eight games behind Louisville's 18.
ECU has scored over 80 points in each of its first three games for the first time since the 1967-68 season. The Pirates put up over 80 in each of their first five games that season.
ECU had six players score in double figures for the first time since Jan. 23, 2013 against UAB.
The Pirates posted their 10th 50-point win in school history.
ECU won its 19th consecutive against a non-Division I opponent and improved to 5-1 all-time against Chowan.
The win was the Pirates' eighth straight win at home, it's longest since winning home court winning streak since 2003.
East Carolina scored at least 50 points in the second half for the third straight game.
Sophomore Michael Zangari grabbed a career-best nine rebounds. His previous career-high was five on four occasions. Seven of his rebounds came in the first half.
Freshman Caleb White has scored double figures in each of his first three games, netting 13 points in each game.
Freshman Brandan Stith posted his second double-double in three games with 11 points and 15 rebounds. He is the first freshman to grab 15 rebounds in a game since Gabe Blair against Richmond on Nov. 14, 2006.
Stith and White are the first freshmen to score double figures in their first three games since Lester Lyons in the 1990-91 season. Lyons scored double figures in his first 23 games.
Senior Akeem Richmond made five 3s in a game for the 13th time in his career, bringing his career total to 273 made 3-point field goals.
Senior Petar Torlak and freshman Greg Alexander each scored double figures for the first time in his career, finishing with 11 points apiece.
East Carolina is 13-0 against non-Division I opponents in the Jeff Lebo Era.
The Pirates improved to 8-0 under Lebo when scoring 90 or more points and 20-5 when scoring 80 or more. Their 95 points tonight were the fourth-most scored under Lebo.
ECU won its 393rd game inside Minges Coliseum, which opened for the 1967-68 season.
For the second time three games this season, all 12 active players got to play in the game.