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Monarchs outshoot ECU, 68-47

Pirates paired against UTSA in league tourney

By Al Myatt
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NORFOLK, VA Old Dominion closed the first half on a 7-0 run for a 28-21 lead at the break and the Monarchs went on to a 68-47 Conference USA win over visiting East Carolina on Thursday night.

The Pirates wrapped up the regular season 16-15 overall and 5-11 in league play.

ECU will head for the C-USA Tournament during spring break, with a first round game against Texas-San Antonio Tuesday night in El Paso, TX. The No. 12 seed Pirates and 13th-seeded Roadrunners will tip off at the Don Haskins Center at 10:30 p.m. ET.

ODU (15-16, 9-7) played tight defense on Akeem Richmond, limiting the Pirates' leading scorer to six points on one of seven shooting from the field. Richmond had an 18.3 scoring average coming into the game.

Richmond wasn't the only ECU player who struggled. The Pirates made just 14 of 47 field goal tries (29.8 percent) before a crowd of 7,029 at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.

The Monarchs were 17 of 24 from the field in the second half, 70.8 percent, and made 29 of 49 for the game, 59.2 percent. ODU was 0-for-3 from the free throw line. ECU was 14 for 23.

Ambrose Mosley made five of 10 behind the arc to lead ODU with 17 points. Aaron Bacote had 13 points in the win. Dimitri Batten and Richard Ross added 12 points each.

Freshman Caleb White paced the Pirates with 12 points and Paris Roberts-Campbell scored 10.

The Monarchs swept the season series in their first campaign in C-USA. ODU took an 81-70 win in Greenville on Jan. 11.

Old Dominion 68, East Carolina 47

Date: Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014
Facility: Ted Constant Convocation Center
Attendance: 7,029
Records: ECU 16-15 (6-10 C-USA); ODU 15-16 (9-7)


East Carolina 21 26 47
Old Dominion 28 40 68

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03/07/2014 06:58 PM