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Old 01-19-2020, 08:36 AM   #1
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East Carolina Game Thread

Sunday, January 19th, 2020
6:00 PM
Fifth Third Arena
ESPNU

East Carolina (8-9, 2-2 AAC, NET #232) are trying to atone for a slow start to the season that saw them break in 11 new scholarship players, while also losing key returnee Seth LeDay after just 6 games. The Pirates have bounced back over the past month by winning 6 of their past 8 games, which include home wins over USF and SMU as well as a competitive 6-point loss at Wichita State.

All discussions relating to ECU basketball typically start and end with star sophomore forward Jayden Gardner who is averaging 21 and 9 through the first half of the season. Gardner, who reminds me of Eric Hicks, attacks the basket ferociously and currently leads the nation in FT attempts where he draws just under 9/game and shoots 76% from the foul stripe.

Aside from Gardner, ECU is a respectable FT shooting team as a whole making 72.3% of their shots season, but they are a very poor 3-point shooting team (28.3% on the season) and are coming off a 2-26 outside shooting performance at home against Tulsa that resulted in a 65-49 loss.

Seeing that we are 17-point favorites at the moment, hopefully this game can produce an array of solid individual performances and could mark one of the last opportunities for extended bench minutes for some players.

However, a win comes above all else, and after last year's upset loss, we should not take this team lightly in the least bit.

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Old 01-19-2020, 03:45 PM   #2
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Anyone want free tickets to tonightís game?
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Old 01-19-2020, 05:41 PM   #3
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I doubt we win by 17

Just want to win
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Defense amazing per the norm
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Old 01-19-2020, 06:23 PM   #5
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Zach Harvey..... good sign/ this might be a game brannen tries to play the bench more than normal/ canít wait til Chris McNeal graduates
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Zach Harvey..... good sign/ this might be a game brannen tries to play the bench more than normal/ canít wait til Chris McNeal graduates
Have been getting some good minutes from Harvey so far too. Vogt has been having some nice passes as well
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Diarra understanding spacing, has done wonders for his game
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Really good sign to see Harvey playing with confidence, was getting worried about him
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Really good sign to see Harvey playing with confidence, was getting worried about him
Hope the subs play a lot in second half
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Hope the subs play a lot in second half
Doesnít look like they will.

Weíve sucked this half on offense
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