East Carolina Wins Shootout Against VMI, 103-94
Dec. 19, 2013
GREENVILLE, N.C. - Caleb White scored a career-high 24 points and Prince Williams added a personal-best 22 to lead six Pirates in double figures as East Carolina picked up its fourth straight win with a 103-94 win over the VMI on Thursday inside Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.
White shot 5-of-6 from the field and a perfect 3-of-3 from 3-point range while hitting 11 of his 14 free throws to lead all scorers. The freshman also grabbed five rebounds and handed out a career-high four assists.
Williams shot a perfect 5-of-5 from the field while converting a perfect 12-of-12 from the free throw line and added five assists. The Raleigh native's 12 free throw attempts without a miss tied Gabriel Miklaus (2001) and Johnny Edwards (1983) for the second-most in school history.
Akeem Richmond scored 18 points on the night, Michael Zangari added 17 and Paris Roberts-Campbell chipped in 10 more to go along with a team-high six assists. Brandan Stith notched the third double-double of his freshman campaign with 10 points and 10 boards, while making all four of his field goal attempts in the contest.
The Pirates scored the first five points of the game, but VMI (6-5) responded with a 12-0 run for its first leads of the game. ECU (10-2) countered with a 12-2 run, capped by back-to-back 3-pointers from Roberts-Campbell and White to regain the lead, 17-14, with 12:41 remaining in the first half.
ECU extended its lead to eight with 6:20 left in the half, but Rodney Glasgow sunk the Keydet's seventh 3 of the half to bring VMI within one, 46-45.
Williams completed a 3-point play with 10 seconds to send ECU into the locker room with a 49-45 lead at halftime.
Holding onto its four-point lead just two minutes into the second half, East Carolina pulled away from VMI scoring 12-straight points over the next 2:34.
The Pirates built a 70-52 lead with 13:55 remaining, powered by a 16-2 run.
ECU maintained its double digit lead until the 2:07 mark when Jordan Weethee pulled the Keydets within nine at 96-87 with his second 3 of the game.
East Carolina answered by making 7 of 8 free throw attempts in the final 1:36 as it broke the 100-point barrier against a Division I opponent for the first time since 2000.
They Keydets had five scorers reach double-figures, with Glasgow scoring 17 of his team-high 22 points in the first half to go along with his game-high seven assists.