ECU men’s basketball falls to Cincinnati in opener of the AAC Tournament
Cincinnati 74, ECU 63
FORT WORTH, TX (WITN) - ECU built up two score leads multiple times in the game but a late run by Cincinnati knocks the Pirates out of the AAC Tournament 74-63. It appears to end ECU’s season at 15-15.
Tristen Newton had a huge game for ECU 26 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Tristen hit the 1,000 career point mark in the game. Tristen was named 2nd team All-AAC this week. Newton hit a three with 3:44 remaining to give the Pirates a 63-62 lead. But, Cincinnati did the rest of the scoring completing a season sweep of the Pirates.
David Dejulius leading the way for the Bearcats with 22 points. His jumper with just under 2 minutes to play helped Cincinnati close out the win.
Vance Jackson also had 16 points for ECU in the loss.
Cincinnati will face top seed Houston in the next round.
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