East Carolina tops Rice 91-88 in overtime
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP)—James Legan scored 20 points and hit a 3-pointer with 5 seconds left in overtime to lift East Carolina past Rice 91-88 on Saturday night.
Darius Morrow added 19 points and Sam Hinnant chipped in with 17 for the Pirates (13-11, 5-6 Conference USA). Brock Young, who leads conference with 7.61 assists per game, had 17 points and 14 assists for East Carolina.
The Pirates, who lead the conference in 3-pointers made (8.78), were 11 of 22 from beyond the arc (50 percent). Rice (8-15, 3-7), which is the league’s top 3-point shooting team (38.7 percent), hit 46.2 percent of its shots from the 3-point line (12 of 26).
The Pirates hit 53.7 percent of their shots from the field (29 of 54) and 80 percent of their free throws (22 of 25).
The Owls, who hit 66.7 percent of their free throws (10 of 15), were led by 24 points from Rodney Foster and 21 from Trey Stanton.