Cisse scores 14 to carry Memphis past shorthanded ECU, 80-53
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — With just eight scholarship players available and head coach Joe Dooley stuck in quarantine, the ECU men’s basketball team suffered its third loss in a row, 80-53, to Memphis Sunday afternoon inside Minges Coliseum.
ECU Associate Head Coach Steve Roccaforte Postgame Zoom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owCj6h0aw9o
“I wanted us to play better,” said Roccaforte. “I wanted a better outcome. I wanted a better outcome for the players. I wanted a better outcome for Coach [Dooley], so I’m really, really disappointed that I couldn’t do a better job.”
Moussa Cisse scored 14 points with nine rebounds for Memphis.
DeAndre Williams had 11 points and seven rebounds for Memphis (8-5, 4-2 American Athletic Conference). Boogie Ellis scored 11 points and Landers Nolley II had seven rebounds.
Memphis dominated the first half and led 49-18 at halftime. The Pirates’ 18 first-half points were a season low for the team.
Tremont Robinson-White had 15 points for the Pirates (7-4, 1-4), Brandon Suggs scored 11 and Tristen Newton 10.
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