Pirates Bounce Back Top USC Upstate 75-67

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Jontae Sherrod scored 15 of his 17 points from the foul line, Jamar Abrams added 16 points and East Carolina closed its Charleston Classic with a 75-67 victory over USC Upstate on Sunday.

The Pirates (3-2) trailed 27-21 with five minutes left in the opening period, then took off on a 26-10 run to take control of the tournament's seventh-place game and defeat former coach Eddie Payne, now heading the Spartans (0-5).

Abrams had a basket and a 3-pointer during the surge. Sherrod was 12 of 13 from the foul line in the second half to keep the Pirates out front.

USC Upstate had no answer for East Carolina's inside duo of Darrius Morrow and Darius Morales. The two combined for 12 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks.

Torrey Craig had 19 points to lead USC Upstate, which missed its first 20 3-pointers before finishing 4 for 25 from behind the arc.


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