Countdown To Tip-Off

There are exactly 40 days from the Pirates' first official day of practice and their first game. During that time the history of East Carolina basketball will be chronicled by corresponding numbers in anticipation of the opening of the 2013-14 season, November 8. Make sure to follow Pirate basketball on Twitter @ecupiratehoops and on Facebook @ East Carolina Men's Basketball.

The Pirates captured their first-ever postseason title that season.

Brock Young finished second in the nation in assists per game in 2009.

The Pirates set a school record with 274 made 3-pointers last season.

George Maynor was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the fourth round of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Five players have averaged double digit rebounds during a single season at ECU.

The Pirate point guard has led C-USA in assists six of the last seven seasons.

Seven ECU players have earned All-Conference USA honors.

Petar Torlak is one of eight returning lettermen in 2013-14.

ECU posted its first-ever win over a top-10 team defeating No. 9 Marquette on Feb. 26, 2002.

Gabriel Mikulas is one of 10 ECU players to make at least 10 free throws in a game without a miss.

Greg Ashorn led ECU to an 11-3 SoCon record in 1975 and a second-place finish.

Akeem Richmond became the 12th player in C-USA history to make 100 3s in a season a year ago.

The 2013-14 season is the Pirates' 13th and final year in Conference USA.

The ECU record for assists in a game is 14 shred by three people, including Brock Young.

The Pirates had to rally from 15 points down to defeat Savannah State in the opening round of the 2013 CIT.

For 16 years ECU was a member of the CAA, winning its lone tournament title in 1993.

ECU posted 17 wins inside Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum during the 2013-14 season.

The Pirates have averaged over 18 wins during Jeff Lebo's three years on the bench.

Gus Hill made an ECU-rcord 19 free throws against Navy in 1988.

ECU rallied from 20 points down to defeat South Dakota State during the 2009 Paradise Jam.

The Utah Jazz selected Blue Edwards with the 21st overall pick in the 1989 NBA Draft.

Paris Roberts-Campbell is the lone returning starter in 2013-14.

The Pirates won a school-record 23 games in 2012-13.

Erroyl Bing grabbed an ECU record 24 rebounds against USF in 2003.

Moussa Badiane is the Pirates' all-time blocked shots leader with 314.

Sophomore Michael Zangari is the only ECU basketball letterman whose last name starts with the 26th letter of the alphabet.

ECU has 27 wins over UNCW. The longtime rivals will meet on Dec. 1 for the first time since 2008.

Corey Rouse led C-USA in rebounding in 2005 and '06, averaging more than 10 boards a night in 28 games each season.

Blue Edwards averaged 26.7 points in 29 games during the 1988-89 season.

Oliver Mack scored 30 points in 13 games during his two-year career.

Darrell Jenkins was the first Pirate to score 30 points in a C-USA game, netting 31 vs. Houston in 2007.

Raphael Edwards was a two-time All-CAA performer from 1997-98.

Darrius Morrow scored 33 points in ECU's road win over Marshall in 2011.

Tim Basham scored over 1,000 points and grabbed more than 500 rebounds during his ECU career.

Jontae Sherrod made 15 of ECU's 35 free throws in the 2011 win over UTEP.

Jim Gregory posted 36 double-doubles from 1969-71

ECU has 37 wins over Campbell; its most against any Division I opponent.

The Pirates distributed an ECU record 38 assists against Mercer in 1974 led by Donnie Owen's game-high seven.

The Pirates outscored Weber State 39-35 in the second half to win the 2013 CIT championship.

ECU launched a school record 40 3s in its 2008 win over Houston.