Scores

Final

Tulane 85

(18-12, 6-9 C-USA)

East Carolina 88

(17-11, 8-7 C-USA)

    7:00 PM ET, March 6, 2013

    Williams Arena, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    1 2 T
    TULN 41 4485
    ECU 40 4888

    Top Performers

    Tulane: J. Davis 23 Pts, 16 Reb, 2 Ast

    East Carolina: M. Kemp 29 Pts, 9 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    East Carolina 88, Tulane 85

    Associated Press

    GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Maurice Kemp scored 29 points to lead East Carolina to an 88-85 victory over Tulane Wednesday night in Conference USA.

    The Pirates (17-11, 8-7), trailing 41-40 at halftime, outscored Tulane (18-12, 6-9) 48-44 after the break in a game that was close nearly throughout.

    East Carolina, which got an 11-point, 11-assist double-double from Miguel Paul and 21 points from Akeem Richmond, took a 56-45 lead on a 16-4 run. But Tulane tied it at 65-all, and again at 76-76 with 4:12 left.

    The last of Richmond's five 3-pointers with 1:58 remaining gave the Pirates the lead for good at 84-82. His last two free throws made it 86-82.

    A trey by Tulane's Ricky Tarrant (20 points, 8 assists) cut it to 86-85, but Paul's two free throws at 0:04 iced it.

    Josh Davis was superb for Tulane with 23 points and a career-high 16 rebounds. Jordan Callahan scored 17.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TULN
    ECU
    Points 85 88
    FG Made-Attempted 30-55 (.545) 28-57 (.491)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-13 (.692) 14-28 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-22 (.727) 18-22 (.818)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 11

    2012-13 Season

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