Barton Leads Memphis Over East Carolina 70-47

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Will Barton scored 25 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and Joe Jackson added 13 points and seven assists as Memphis pulled away in the second half to defeat East Carolina 70-47 on Wednesday night.

The Tigers (20-8, 10-3 Conference USA) outscored East Carolina 33-15 after halftime, building their lead to as many as 25 points. The 15 second-half points were a season low in a half for the Pirates (12-14, 3-10), who lost their fourth straight.

Antonio Barton added 11 points for Memphis, hitting 3 of his 4 shots from the field.

Miguel Paul led the Pirates with 20 points, 17 of them in the first half. Shamarr Bowden finished with 13 points.

East Carolina not only shot 28.6 percent for the game (14 of 49), but was hampered by a season-high 26 turnovers, eight of them by Paul.

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  • by Pirate4Life on Feb 23, 2012 at 02:53 PM
    I am a proud ECU grad twice! I got my B.S. then I got an MBA. Win,lose or tie , I root for the Pirates and I always will! I don't talk trash,I don't trash other schools. Sports are meant to be fun, its not life or death. Its disgusting to read all the trash talk on these ECU sports comment threads. I hope they are from middle schoolers and not adults. Lighten up,life is short have some fun.Plus why is there always an English teacher on here correcting grammar? who texts or tweets in complete sentences?
  • by here Location: here on Feb 23, 2012 at 04:48 AM
    Why is ECU basketball in Div-1?? I guess the team collectively decided to take the night off...
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      by Your pal on Feb 23, 2012 at 03:47 PM in reply to here
      Why is ECU a D1 school? They need to drop to D2 and fast!!
  • by A Close One! on Feb 22, 2012 at 09:53 PM
    They almost had Memphis beat.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 23, 2012 at 01:11 AM in reply to A Close One!
      Yea, we were focused on preperations for midterm exams.
      • reply
        by Also Anonymous on Feb 23, 2012 at 05:33 AM in reply to
        The first order of business in your studying for midterms should be learning how to spell "preparation". Just a thought.

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