Ahoy matey! The barnacle-lathered, rum-splattered ship is nearing! The Pirates of East Carolina University will be anchoring at Halton Arena swords at hand looking to steal some of that undefeated treasure, so get out your spyglass and prepare for the attack! Here’s what you need to know as we count down to Tipoff.
Charlotte 49ers vs. ECU Pirates
Saturday, December 1, 7pm EST
Radio: ESPN 730, Charlotte49ers.com; TV: WITN
All-Time: Niners lead 14-6
Last Meeting: December 3, 2011 in Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum (W 76-64)
Scouting ECU (5-0)
- Play in Conference USA. Last year, finished 15-16 (5-11 CUSA).
- Coached by Jeff Lebo who is in his 3rd season (38-32 overall). His assistants are Tim Craft, Michael Perry, and Ken Potosnak.
- At the helm for the Pirates is senior #2 Maurice Kemp. So far, he’s averaging 18.6 PPG, 9.0 boards, and has 14 helpers, 7 blocks and 8 steals on the year. He’s shooting 52% from the field. Miguel Paul, an All-C-USA first team selection, isn’t far behind, averaging 15.3 PPG thus far this season.
- ECU is coming off a 62-53 victory at Georgia State, their first game on the highway.
The 49ers are led by senior forward #35 Chris Braswell. Braz is averaging 14.6 PPG and 6.6 rebounds. Charlotte looks to keep their undefeated streak alive in front of Niner Nation. Should be a rowdy one.