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Darrius Morrow scored 16 points and Erin Straughn had 13 points and 11 rebounds as East Carolina defeated Rice 68-66 Wednesday in the opening game of the Conference USA tournament
Four free throws by Miguel Paul and two by Robert Sampson secured the Pirates' victory. Paul scored 14 points, Erin Straughn 13 and Maurice Kemp 12 for East Carolina. Preston Purifoy had 17 points and Moore had 14 points and 13 rebounds for
and a Miguel Paul free throw was the Pirates' last score of the game. Houston made four free throws in the final 1:12 to secure the win. Paul led East Carolina with 23 points, and Shamarr Bowden and Erin Straughn scored 12 each.
Carolina used a 13-4 run, capped off by a Paul 3-pointer, to take a 64-52 lead with 6:55 remaining in the half. Erin Straughn scored 17 points for East Carolina and Maurice Kemp added nine points and 12 rebounds for the Pirates. McDuffie lead