Pirate Men Fall Short To Blazers

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Cameron Moore scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Alabama-Birmingham over East Carolina 61-57 on Saturday.

The Blazers (13-14, 8-6 Conference USA) led by as many as 10 in the second half before East Carolina scored seven straight to make it a two point game, 59-57, with 2:08 left.

UAB turned it over twice in the final 2 minutes, but the Pirates missed four 3-pointers and turned it over just once themselves the rest of the way.

Preston Purifoy made both his free throws with 11 seconds to play, giving UAB its sixth win in its last seven.

The Blazers scored 22 of their 32 points in the paint in the second half.

Purifoy finished with 15 points, and the Blazers shot 50 percent in the second half (13 of 26).

Shamarr Bowden led the Pirates (12-15, 3-11) with 27 points.

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The East Carolina men's basketball team dropped its fifth straight game Saturday in a 61-57 loss to UAB.

Shamarr Bowden had a game-high 27 points while Darrius Morrow and Robert Sampson each had 10 points.

ECU led 50-49 with 8:46 left in the game when the Blazers went on a 10-0 run to secure a UAB win.

UAB was paced by Cameron Moore's 21 points and game-high 14 rebounds.

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  • by DS1 on Feb 26, 2012 at 10:12 AM
    That is the post of the year!! KUDOS!!
  • by honest analyst on Feb 26, 2012 at 08:57 AM
    ECU needs to shore up the academics and reputation of the school. ECU needs to stop dreaming about having a winning basketball program, and stop this ridiculous building campaign. ECU needs to be happy with a 7-5 football team and a bowl bid every couple of years. This program will never win consistently! The baseball team is ok, the softball team is probably the best athletic program this school has. Bottomline, why waste all this money on getting into a bcs conference,it will never happen! What is this 18 out of the last 20 losing basketball seasons? The football team went 5-7 to! Wake up and shore up the academics that is the only way you will ever be in a bcs conference! ECU get out of the basement of the princeton reviews list of national colleges!

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