Pirates open 2020 with win

East Carolina improved to 7-8 with a 62-59 win over 8-8 University of South Florida.  The Pirates are now 1-1 in conference play with SMU visiting for a nationally broadcast contest on Saturday.  ECU lead 51-38 after going 9 of 11 from the floor to start the second half, before USF outscored the Pirates 11-4…

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Not a normal season

Normally, 50, 45, and 85 (field goal, 3-point, and free throw percentage) shooting in the second half gets a win for North Carolina. But this is no normal season for the Tar Heels. When a team misses their first 15 attempts from the floor, this is not a normal season. When more than 13 minutes…

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NBA Draft 2018 – Top 10 picks

Nine picks passed before it seemed the draft was on.  Now, who does Philadelphia move to make room for Mikal Bridges?  Phoenix did the obvious in taking DeAndre Ayton at #1, leaving Marvin Bagley III available at #2.  From there, Atlanta possibly gave up one of the best players available in a trade with Dallas,…

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