East Carolina vs. Rice: Recap and Stats

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East Carolina vs. Rice: Recap and Stats
East Carolina 79
(13-8, 3-5 away)
Rice 63
(5-16, 5-8 home)
Venue: Tutor Fieldhouse
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, February 02, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
East Carolina 29 50 79
Rice 26 37 63
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
East Carolina M Kemp 33 M Kemp 9 M Paul 6
Rice T Jackson 19 T Jackson 9 M Guercy 5

East Carolina easily got past Rice 79-63 in conference action on Saturday, February 2nd. The first half was competitive, with East Carolina holding a 29-26 lead, but then the game got out of hand in the second half. Maurice Kemp played well for the Pirates and put up a career-high 33 points plus nine rebounds. Ty Armstrong had a career-high 22 points and added six rebounds. For the Owls, Tamir Jackson finished with a team-high 19 points and nine rebounds. Next up for East Carolina (13-8, 4-4 C-USA) is UCF (15-6, 5-2 C-USA) on Saturday, February 9th on the road.

East Carolina Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 6:18 left to go.
  • The last time ECU started the season 13-8 was 2000.
  • ECU beat the spread by 10.5 points. That makes the 8th time this season the Pirates have beaten the spread.
  • The Pirates have won 88% of the time this season (7-1) after recording 10 or more steals.
  • ECU has won 100% of the time this season (8-0) when opponents record 63 or fewer total points.
  • ECU has won 100% of the time this season (8-0) after holding an opponent to under 38.6% field goal percentage.
  • This season East Carolina has won 78% of the time (7-2) when Maurice Kemp has 9 rebounds or more.
  • The Pirates set season highs for field goal percentage and free throws made.
  • The last time ECU recorded at least 23 free throws made was Dec 29, 2011 against North Carolina Central.
  • ECU set a season low for three-pointers.
  • Maurice Kemp recorded a team season high in points with 33, free throws made with 13, steals with 6, and free throws attempted with 16.
  • Maurice Kemp accounted for 41.7% of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Maurice Kemp and Paris Roberts-Campbell) accounted for 42.8% of the rebounds.
  • Maurice Kemp has led the team in scoring 14 times and in rebounding 6 times in 21 games this season.
  • This marks the 9th 20-point game of Maurice Kemp's career.
  • Maurice Kemp has 14 straight double-digit point games.
  • Maurice Kemp had career highs with 33 points, 13 free throws made, and 6 steals.
  • This marks the 1st 20-point game of Ty Armstrong's career.
  • Ty Armstrong has 4 straight double-digit point games.

Rice Game Notes

  • Rice lost and did not cover the spread.
  • Ross Wilson recorded a team season high in offensive rebounds with 4.
  • Tamir Jackson tallied a team season high in offensive rebounds with 4 and field goals attempted with 24.
  • Tamir Jackson accounted for 30.1% of the team's points.
  • Tamir Jackson accounted for 31.0% of the team's rebounds.
  • Tamir Jackson has led the team in scoring 12 times and in rebounding 10 times in 21 games this season.
  • Tamir Jackson has 5 straight double-digit point games.
ECU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Maurice Kemp373392613
ATy Armstrong212260003
BMiguel Paul35716112
BM. Guilmette14621022
C+Corvonn Gaines23361101
C+P. Roberts-Campbell30263012
CMichael Zangari7500000
D+Akeem Richmond21021100
-Shamarr Bowden5100000
-Prince Williams5010102
RICE PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ATamir Jackson371992305
BAustin Ramljak341211200
B-Max Guercy28915203
B-Ross Wilson25471001
C+Julian DeBose28761102
C+K. Washington18821103
C+B. Firozgary17411000
-Elliot Franshaw6000100
-Dan Peera7000000

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