East Carolina Pirates (14-19)


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@ UCF 
W 71-66
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vs. Temple 
L 56-70
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@ Hou 
L 54-72
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vs. UCF 
W 81-80
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@ SMU 
L 68-74
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No. 20 SMU beats East Carolina 74-68 in American quarters

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) No. 20 SMU wasn't about to lose its conference tournament opener, not after being knocked out of the NCAA field because of a loss in its first game a year ago.

American Conference player of the year Nic Moore scored 20 points and the top-seeded Mustangs (25-6) held off East Carolina 74-68 Friday in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference. Markus Kennedy, the league's sixth man of the year, added 15 points and six rebounds.

SMU lost to Houston in their opening game of the 2014 AAC and ended up as runner-ups in the NIT. This year, the Mustangs were tied with the eighth-seeded Pirates at 64 with 4 1/2 minutes left.

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Leaders
Points: B. Tyson12.5
Rebounds: M. Nzege4.7
Assists: A. Robinson3.7
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: B. Tyson72.0%
3P%: C. White40.9%
Steals: A. Robinson1.7
Blocks: M. Zangari0.5
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kentucky38-1
2 Villanova33-3
3 Wisconsin36-4
4 Duke35-4
5 Arizona34-4
6 Virginia30-4
7 Gonzaga35-3
8 Notre Dame32-6
9 Iowa State25-9
10 Kansas27-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke35-4
2 Wisconsin36-4
3 Kentucky38-1
4 Arizona34-4
5 Notre Dame32-6
6 Gonzaga35-3
7 Michigan State27-12
8 Virginia30-4
9 Villanova33-3
10 Louisville27-9
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American Athletic Conference Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
18 SMU 15-3 27-7
Tulsa 14-4 23-11
Temple 13-5 26-11
Cincinnati 13-5 23-11
Connecticut 10-8 20-15
Memphis 10-8 18-14
Tulane 6-12 15-16
East Carolina 6-12 14-19
UCF 5-13 12-18
Houston 4-14 13-19
South Florida 3-15 9-23
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 64.1 (262)
Rebounds: 10.1 (225)
Assists: 13.4 (105)
FG%: 42.2% (237)
FT%: 68.0% (224)
3P%: 35.1% (137)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 65.9 (151)
Rebounds: 21.7 (309)
Assists: 13.5 (271)
FG%: 44.5% (255)
FT%: 67.7% (83)
3P%: 31.3% (40)

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