Southern Methodist University Mustangs
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#831 East Carolina
vs. #832 SMU

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 8:00pm EST
Written by Scott Reichel
This Wednesday, there is an NCAAB matchup between the East Carolina Pirates and the SMU Mustangs. This game will take place at the Moody Coliseum at approximately 8:00 P.M EST.

East Carolina Looks For Its First Road Win

The East Carolina Pirates have looked like a slightly below average college basketball team up to this point in the season. The Pirates have an 8-10 record and they enter this game in poor form after losing their last game against Cincinnati on the road by 25 points. In that game, East Carolina's offense struggled as it only scored 57 points while shooting just 32.8% from the floor and just 26.1% from the three-point line. Now, the Pirates will be looking to get back to their winning ways with this conference road game up next. Unfortunately, East Carolina has lost each of its first five road games up so it will be looking to get its first road win this season on Wednesday. Leading the Pirates offensively is sophomore forward Jayden Gardner who has looked great this season. He is averaging a team-high 20.7 points per game along with a team-high 9.1 rebounds. However, he is also averaging a team-high 2.7 turnovers so he will need to make smarter decisions with the ball in the future.  https://twitter.com/ecubasketball/status/1219062232891314177
East Carolina's most underrated player is junior guard Tyrie Jackson who has looked okay this season. He is currently averaging 8.9 points per game along with 3.9 rebounds. In addition, he is averaging 1.1 steals per game so he has been very active on both sides of the ball.
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Saturday, January 25, 2020
4:00pm EST