East Carolina Pirates (15-18)


Sun. 2/26 Wed. 3/1 Sun. 3/5 Thu. 3/9 Fri. 3/10
@ Tulsa 
L 66-74
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vs. UConn 
W 66-62
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@ Hou 
L 51-73
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@ Temple 
W 80-69
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@ SMU 
L 77-81
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No. 12 SMU holds off ECU 81-77 in AAC quarterfinals

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) No. 12 SMU had been beating opponents by an average of 15 points a game this season and coach Tim Jankovich thought his team needed a test.

It got one Friday from ninth-seeded East Carolina in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference Tournament.

The top-seeded Mustangs saw a 22-point halftime lead evaporate before rallying in the final minute to hold off ECU 81-77.

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Leaders
Points: K. Barkley13.2
Rebounds: K. Barkley7.6
Assists: J. Sheppard3.5
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: K. Barkley68.1%
3P%: C. White35.5%
Steals: J. Sheppard1.1
Blocks: A. Washington2.9
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 North Carolina33-7
6 Kentucky32-6
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-6
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 North Carolina33-7
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Oregon33-6
4 Kansas31-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 South Carolina26-11
7 Arizona32-5
8 Villanova32-4
9 UCLA31-5
10 Florida27-9
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American Athletic Conference Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
SMU 17-1 30-5
Cincinnati 16-2 30-6
Houston 12-6 21-11
UCF 11-7 24-12
Memphis 9-9 19-13
Connecticut 9-9 16-17
Tulsa 8-10 15-17
Temple 7-11 16-16
East Carolina 6-12 15-18
Tulane 3-15 6-25
South Florida 1-17 7-23
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