Pirates Ice Cold Down Stretch In Loss To SMU

DALLAS (AP) -- SMU did not allow a field goal for the final 14 minutes Wednesday against East Carolina, outscoring the Pirates 23-6 during that span to rally for a 46-41 victory.

The Mustangs (14-8, 5-3 Conference USA) prevailed despite scoring their fewest points since a 49-45 loss to UTEP on Jan. 6, 2010. The 46 points was SMU's lowest point total in a victory since a 44-38 win over Texas A&M on Feb. 11, 1992.

East Carolina (12-10, 4-4) led 35-23 after Jontae Sherrod's 3-pointer with 14:02 remaining, but missed its final 13 field goal attempts and turned the ball over nine times during that stretch. The Pirates got their only points during that span on six free-throw attempts, and shot just 25.5 percent from the field for the game.

Brock Young had 15 points for East Carolina, which was held to its lowest point since a 74-40 loss to Clemson on Dec. 29, 2004.

Papa Dia had 13 points and 13 rebounds to lead SMU.


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  • by To: Anonymous on Feb 5, 2011 at 10:46 PM
    Yet you are able to stink on a consistent basis. P.S. The Pirates just finished their sweep of UCF tonight.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2011 at 10:11 AM
    HA HA you people think ECU is doing something good and them BOOM, they go back to stinking.
  • by Give it up on Feb 3, 2011 at 05:37 AM
    No matter what people say, this is never going to be a basketball school. 6 points in 14 minutes is not a dry spell. It is the result of mid-low level players and sub-par coaching. I know it stings, but you cant argue the numbers.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2011 at 01:58 AM
    I suppose this means they wont join the big east next season.... lol
  • by Great Job ECU! on Feb 2, 2011 at 10:24 PM
    You've made the Mustangs very happy! The ride back home will surely be a joyous one for them.
  • by TEXAS on Feb 2, 2011 at 08:55 PM
    Great job Mustangs
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