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Pirates outgun Keydets

By Al Myatt
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GREENVILLE East Carolina hadn't played VMI in 36 years and the Pirates had not scored 100 points against a Division I opponent since a 104-92 win over UNC-Greensboro on Dec. 28, 2000.

ECU outscored the Keydets 103-94 on Thursday night in Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum to end both streaks.

Six players reached double figures for the Pirates, who improved to 10-2 going into a noon tipoff at N.C. State on Saturday. Freshman Caleb White led the way with 24 points.

"I'm glad we weren't looking ahead to the game on Saturday," said Pirates coach Jeff Lebo.

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ECU guard Prince Williams uses a screen by Michael Zangari to drive
past VMI's Tim Marshall. (Photo by W.A. Myatt. ©

ECU made 30 of 54 field goal attempts for 55.6 percent. That included eight of 20 behind the arc (40 percent). The Pirates dropped 35 of 44 free throws for 79.5 percent.

Prince Williams added 22 points and didn't miss a shot from the field (5-for-5) or the foul line (12-for-12).

Freshman Brandan Stith had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Stith also turned in a perfect shooting night, going 4-for-4 from the floor and making both his free throws.

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ECU's Caleb White is on the move against the Keydets defense.
The true freshman led all scorers with a career-high 24 points.
(Photo by W.A. Myatt. ©

Stith closed a 17-5 Pirates run to start the second half that pushed the lead to 66-50.

Akeem Richmond had 18 points for ECU and Michael Zangari added 17 points in 14 minutes.

Paris Roberts-Campbell had 10 points and six assists. Williams had five assists. White and Antonio Robinson finished with four assists each.

The Pirates held a 35-22 rebounding advantage.

Attendance was 3,870 with students on semester break.

Rodney Glasgow had 25 points and seven assists for VMI (6-5). Q.J. Peterson had 14 points and six assists in the loss.

East Carolina 103, VMI 94

Date: Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013
Facility: Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum
Attendance: 3,870
Records: ECU 10-2; VMI  6-5


Virginia Military 45 49 94
East Carolina 49 54 103

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