ECU Beats NC State 75-69

Sam Hinnant scored a career-high 30 points and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:09 left to help East Carolina stun North Carolina State 75-69 on Saturday night, giving the Pirates their first win against an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent.

Cory Farmer added a key layup and two free throws late for the Pirates (4-5), who had lost all 57 games against ACC teams coming in.

Hinnant finished 10-for-13 from the field and went 6-for-8 from 3-point range, while Darrel Jenkins scored 11 points and went 4-for-4 from the line in the final seconds to seal it for East Carolina. And when Gavin Grant's final 3-pointer missed at the horn, the rowdy East Carolina fans -- who grew steadily louder as the game wore on -- stormed the court to celebrate a win against their instate rival.

Grant scored 25 points to lead N.C. State (4-3), which shot just 42 percent.


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  • by Stan Location: Greenville on Dec 10, 2007 at 07:01 AM
    Well, Thank you, Mr. Holland, for Coach McCarthy!! Great Job, Coach!! The team played very well!
  • by ann Location: Washington on Dec 8, 2007 at 10:45 PM
    I need to correct a word in my posted comment. In the last sentence the word back should be bad. Thanks
  • by Scott Location: Greenville on Dec 8, 2007 at 10:36 PM
    I was at the game and i was on the court... Sam Hinnant, Jenkins, James Legan, Brock Young, heck everyone played great...ECU 75 NC State 69.
  • by C-Bass Location: G-Vill on Dec 8, 2007 at 09:31 PM
    what a crazy win, if u werent there you missed out. Mingies was crazy and every fan contributed to the win. GO PIRATES KEEP ballin.....why was my interview not televised :) arggghhhh!!
  • by Ann Location: Washinton on Dec 8, 2007 at 09:12 PM
    Sidney Who?.....Let Sidney Lowe eat some crow! How dare he "Sluff" off the Pirates of ECU. His team certainly did not step up to the plate tonight! Of course, the Wolfpack coach was a little under the weather, let's say with a back case of "Hoof & Mouth"!
  • by Dano Location: Greenville on Dec 8, 2007 at 06:19 PM
    WHAT A WIN!!!!!!!!!!! GO PIRATES!!!!!!
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