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Gardner scores 20 to carry East Carolina over Radford, 63-50

Published: Dec. 5, 2020 at 5:18 PM EST
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Jayden Gardner had 20 points and eight rebounds as East Carolina topped Radford 63-50 on Saturday inside Minges Coliseum.

“I’ve never been 3-0 here, so I’m ecstatic,” said Gardner. “First time ever happening, so I just want to keep it going. Get used to this feeling and keep winning.”

Joe Dooley and Jayden Gardner Postgame Zoom Interviews: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wKvYrjPk8k

Noah Farrakhan had 11 points for East Carolina, who starts a season 3-0 for the first time in seven years.

“After being down 19-10, I thought we responded pretty well,” said ECU head coach Joe Dooley. “The guys sort of picked up the pace, and I thought we did some good things. I thought our defense the second half was good and did some solid things. But there is obviously a lot of room for improvement in a lot of areas.”

Fah’Mir Ali and Quinton Morton-Robertson each had nine points for the Highlanders (0-4).

Next up, the Pirates host UNCW (2-1) on Monday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. inside Minges Coliseum. The game will stream live on ESPN+.

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