Nov. 18, 2005
Final Stats |
Senior Corey RouseSet new career-highs for points (35), rebounds (17), field goals made (14), field goals attempted (18), free throws made (7) and free throws attempted (12).
Recorded his 12th career double-double and the fifth time in the last seven games.
Became the first ECU player to score 30 points in a game since Garrett Blackwelder dropped 30 on George Mason on January 17, 2000.
His 35 points were the most points scored by an ECU player since Steve Richardson poured in 36 on Navy in 1990.
Junior Japhet McNeilTied his career-high for assists set against Houston last season by dishing out 10 tonight, including eight in the second half.
Moved into sixth place on the school's career assists list by handing out his 229 career helpers.
His three steals brought his career total to 98, leaving him just two shy of becoming the fifth player in ECU history with 100 steals.
Sophomore Jonathan Hart
Scored a career-high 10 points besting his previous high of six set last season against Pepperdine and Old Dominion.
Didn't miss a foul shot in the game for the fourth time in his career, going a perfect 4-for-4.
Freshman Sam Hinnant
Became the 17th freshman in school history to start his first game.
His 19 points were the most by an ECU player in his career debut since Jonathan Moore scored 23 to open the 2001-02 against Rutgers.
His 38 minutes played were the most by an ECU freshman since Gabe Mikulas played 38 minutes in a double overtime loss to Birmingham Southern in 2001.
Senior Mike Castro and sophomore Tom Hammonds didn't start after missing practice Thursday due to injury.
ECU's 86 points was its most against a Division I opponent since scoring 90 in overtime against Charlotte on February 7, 2004.
It was the most points by a Pirate team in a regulation game since putting up 87 points against Radford on Dec. 30, 2003.
Its 27 free throws made were the most by a team since draining 32 foul shots at Memphis during the 2003-04 season.
Shot 79.4 percent from the foul line after accumulating a team average of 63.1 percent a year ago.
ECU extended its home court winning streak against in-state non-conference opponents to 12 games.
The Pirates won their season opener for a sixth consecutive season and its home opener for a fourth straight year.