Jeff Lebo’s East Carolina Pirtates upset #1 Seed in OT at Conference USA Tournament

from the East Carolina Pirates’ web site and this was a Big One…..

Darrius Morrow finished with 22 points, including six in overtime, and East Carolina upset No. 1 seed UAB 75-70 Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA tournament.

Morrow added 14 rebounds, and Jontae Sherrod scored 22 as well for the eighth-seeded Pirates (18-14), who lost twice to the Blazers in the regular season, including by 18 Saturday.

Aaron Johnson had a career-high 39 points for UAB (22-8) and was 12 of 22 from the field (54.5 percent), but the rest of the Blazers shot a combined 9 of 43 (20.9 percent).

The game went into OT after UAB hit 3-of-4 free throws in the final 13 seconds to tie it at 57. East Carolina then started the extra period with a 16-5 run, and the Blazers never recovered.

East Carolina will face Memphis in the semifinals Friday.

*****One of the biggest wins in years for the East Carolina Pirates and it seems like they have had a lot of those this season…..*****

1 comment

  1. Arrrrrgh!!! Go Pirates it’s been a long time since the basketball team had a winning season.

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