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2019 Schedule
8-10, 10th in American
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Dooley returns to ECU for 2nd coaching stint

Coming off a fourth straight losing season, East Carolina has hired Joe Dooley from Florida Gulf Coast as its new men's basketball head coach. It is Dooley's second stint with the Pirates, as he led them to a 57-52 record from 1995 to 1999.

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ECU approves exit agreement for AD Compher

Jeff Compher, who ushered East Carolina into the AAC during his tenure as athletic director, will step down from his post May 1 after reaching an exit agreement.

No. 23 Houston cruises past East Carolina (0:41)
Houston showing no mercy in blowout of ECU (0:16)
Hail Mary sends ECU to overtime (0:50)
Cincy makes easy work of East Carolina (0:33)
Cincinnati's Broome-Scott connection leads to nice dunk (0:29)
No. 5 Shockers sink Pirates (1:02)
Wichita State routs East Carolina (1:13)
Wichita's Willis wows with fancy footwork (0:28)
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ECU coach Jeff Lebo resigns after 7 seasons

Jeff Lebo, who has been the head coach of the East Carolina Pirates for more than seven seasons, resigned on Wednesday.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

ECU's Jeff Lebo continues to add American level talent with addition of Heritage HS/Team Loaded NC's 6-7 power forward Jayden Gardner. Excellent addition as Pirates continue to build in the AAC‬.

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Forward Semi Ojeleye finished with 36 points against East Carolina, the most by an SMU player since Jeryl Sasser scored 39 in January 2001 against UTEP.

Katie Richcreek ESPN 

After tying it up at 77 with just under a minute in regulation, East Carolina falls short of a comeback. SMU wins 81-77 to advance to the semifinals tomorrow. Mustangs will face winner of UCF-Memphis (2 EST on ESPN2).

Katie Richcreek ESPN 

East Carolina rallying in the second half against top-seeded SMU in their AAC Tournament quarterfinal matchup. Turning what was at one point a 23-point game into a single-digit contest in the final minutes.

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SMU has won the last five meetings with East Carolina by an average of 22.0 points per game. That includes an 86-46 win this season, the Pirates' worst loss since February 2010.

Semi Ojeleye rattles the rim (0:32)
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2017 AAC basketball tournament: Bracket and schedule

The American Athletic Conference tournament at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut will begin Thursday and wrap up on Sunday. Check out the conference tournament bracket, and come back for updates as title games from each conference go final.


Pirates guard leads ECU upset of UConn

Caleb White followed a 20-point performance last Sunday at Tulsa with one on Wednesday night at the Minges Coliseum that East Carolina fans won't soon forget. The Pirates will close their regular season next Sunday at Houston.

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Bubble Watch: SMU squarely on; UConn nowhere close

Cincinnati is in the NCAA tournament, the Bearcats have the resume, but SMU has some work to do if the American is going to have anymore than a one-bid league. Four-time champ UConn? Nowhere to be found on Bubble Watch.


A pleasant Sunday afternoon for Bearcats?

Cincinnati, in first place in the American, arrives in Greenville, N.C., on a seven-game winning streak following a close victory at home Thursday vs. SMU. East Carolina has dropped four straight after opening league play with a win over USF. Preview

Team Stats

Points Per Game70.1
Rebounds Per Game38.2
Assists Per Game12.9
Points Allowed70.4150th

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Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record0-2
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances2