East Carolina Beats UAB 73-66, Ends 6-Game Skid

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Darrius Morrow scored 24 points as East Carolina snapped a six-game losing streak by defeating Alabama-Birmingham 73-66 on Saturday night.

Morrow made 11 of 15 shots for the Pirates (10-10, 1-6 Conference USA), who also defeated the Blazers the last time they met, 75-70 in last season's conference tournament quarterfinals. Morrow scored 22 in that game.

East Carolina closed the first half with an 18-5 run to lead 36-26 and increased its margin to 17 points, 56-39, with 9:30 remaining.

Cameron Moore scored 10 straight points to start a 17-7 run by the Blazers (7-13, 2-5) that trimmed their deficit to 67-64 with 28 seconds left. Four free throws by Miguel Paul and two by Robert Sampson secured the Pirates' victory.

Paul scored 14 points, Erin Straughn 13 and Maurice Kemp 12 for East Carolina.

Preston Purifoy had 17 points and Moore had 14 points and 13 rebounds for UAB.

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  • by Jambalaya on Jan 30, 2012 at 04:45 AM
    Wow...UAB must be pretty bad to lose to ECU!
  • by realist on Jan 29, 2012 at 08:07 AM
    Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then. OOps sorry to the blind squirrel society for comparing ECU basketball to those poor squirrels! I should not insult vermin like that.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 28, 2012 at 10:04 PM
    BOOOOOOOO!!! EZU basketball still stinks!!
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      by Sam on Jan 29, 2012 at 07:33 PM in reply to
      You still suck since you are such a coward by talking trash and being too scared to let us know who you are. Put your name up or shut up.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 28, 2012 at 08:17 PM
    Good job let's keep the winning streak going.
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      by Anti-Pirate on Jan 29, 2012 at 08:08 AM in reply to
      One game is not a "streak".
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        by no quarter on Jan 29, 2012 at 10:18 AM in reply to Anti-Pirate
        no, but it can start one.

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