Scores

Final

Marshall 79

(13-18, 6-10 C-USA)

East Carolina 86

(18-11, 9-7 C-USA)

    5:00 PM ET, March 9, 2013

    Williams Arena, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    1 2 T
    MRSH 25 5479
    ECU 35 5186

    Top Performers

    Marshall: R. Goff 27 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

    East Carolina: M. Paul 22 Pts, 2 Reb, 10 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    East Carolina 86, Marshall 79

    Associated Press

    GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Miguel Paul scored 22 points and handed out 10 assists as East Carolina defeated Marshall 86-79 Saturday night in their final game before next week's Conference USA tournament.

    Maurice Kemp added 21 points for the Pirates (18-11, 9-7), who posted a winning conference record for the first time since joining in the 2001-02 season.

    East Carolina will have a bye into the tournament quarterfinals Thursday. The Thundering Herd (13-18, 6-10), who defeated the Pirates 77-56 in their regular-season meeting, will play a first-round game Wednesday.

    Paul's two free throws gave East Carolina an 84-79 lead with 12 seconds left. The Pirates made 27 of 33 free throws in the second half to Marshall's 10 of 12.

    Akeem Richmond scored 18 points and Robert Sampson had 12 rebounds for East Carolina.

    Marshall had three players with 20 or more points. Robert Goff scored 27, Elijah Pittman 21 and DeAndre Kane 20.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MRSH
    ECU
    Points 79 86
    FG Made-Attempted 30-61 (.492) 24-46 (.522)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-13 (.385) 10-20 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-20 (.700) 28-39 (.718)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 10

    2012-13 Season

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