Pirates Flame Out Against Liberty

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Greenville - Liberty's Alex McLean tips in the game winning basket at the buzzer as the Flames hand the Pirates their second straight heartbreaking loss 55-53. East Carolina was looking to rebound from a last second overtime loss to Richmond on Tuesday night. Darrell Jenkins hit a three with a little more than a minute to play to pull ECU to within one poing after trailing by 12 in the second half. Freshman Brock Young drew a foul with 18 seconds left, but could only connect on one of two free throws to tie the game at 53.
Liberty held for the last shot but missed several times before McLean finally dropped home the game winner underneath the basket. The Pirates fall to 1-2 on the season.