NCAA Men's Basketball

East Carolina Pirates (15-18)


Sun. 2/26 Wed. 3/1 Sun. 3/5 Thu. 3/9 Fri. 3/10
@ Tulsa 
L 66-74
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vs. UConn 
W 66-62
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@ Hou 
L 51-73
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@ Temple 
W 80-69
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@ SMU 
L 77-81
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No. 12 SMU rolls into AAC final

(TSX / STATS) -- After blowing a 24-point lead and giving up 56 second half points Friday before holding off East Carolina, No. 12 SMU looked more like itself on Saturday.

Sterling Brown led three players in double figures with 22 points as the top-seeded Mustangs pulled away from fourth-seeded Central Florida in the second half for a 70-59 win in the American Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals at XL Center in Hartford, Conn.

Semi Ojeleye, the AAC Player of the Year, added 17 points for SMU (29-4), which will meet either Connecticut or No. 15 Cincinnati Sunday for the tournament title and the conference's automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.

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Leaders
Points: K. Barkley13.2
Rebounds: K. Barkley7.6
Assists: J. Sheppard3.5
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: K. Barkley68.1%
3P%: C. White35.5%
Steals: J. Sheppard1.1
Blocks: A. Washington2.9
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 North Carolina33-7
6 Kentucky32-6
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-6
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 North Carolina33-7
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Oregon33-6
4 Kansas31-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 South Carolina26-11
7 Arizona32-5
8 Villanova32-4
9 UCLA31-5
10 Florida27-9
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American Athletic Conference Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
11 SMU 17-1 30-5
18 Cincinnati 16-2 30-6
Houston 12-6 21-11
UCF 11-7 24-12
Memphis 9-9 19-13
Connecticut 9-9 16-17
Tulsa 8-10 15-17
Temple 7-11 16-16
East Carolina 6-12 15-18
Tulane 3-15 6-25
South Florida 1-17 7-23
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 63.3 (338)
Rebounds: 11.2 (115)
Assists: 11.9 (279)
FG%: 39.8% (339)
FT%: 65.7% (311)
3P%: 32.0% (301)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 65.1 (31)
Rebounds: 26.7 (63)
Assists: 12.4 (105)
FG%: 39.2% (10)
FT%: 72.5% (292)
3P%: 32.5% (57)

Next Home Game:
Massachusetts @ East Carolina
Tue., Dec. 6 @ 4:00 PM PT5:00 PM MT6:00 PM CT7:00 PM ET12:00 PM GMT8:00 PM 北京时间5:00 PM MST7:00 PM EST