“Black out” was the dress code for the Pirates most recent home game against Uconn. A tad foreshadowing maybe for the way this game ended. For the second time this season the East Carolina Pirates (12-16) lost to the Connecticut Huskies (16-11). The final score was 60-49.
The Pirates gave the defending champs a run for their money during the first half of the game. At the end of the first half Pirates had 33 on the board while Huskies trailed behind with 24 points. We saw a similiar end to the first half the first time these two met up this season in early February. Pirates with 34 Uconn with 27.
But, Uconn head coach Kevin Ollie must have a way with words because his team always comes back with a vengeance during the second half. During what the Pirates would refer to as “No Quarter”, the Huskies managed to come back and put up 36 points in the second half. Pirates were only able to add 16 points to the board, which just wasn’t enough to get that home win.
Again, the similarity of the first time these teams met this season is uncanny. Regarding second half points, Uconn put up 38 points the first matchup and with only a 2 point difference with 36 points for the second half of their most recent matchup.
Marshall Guilmette was a key player for the Pirates in this game with 13 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists.
However, win or lose the Minges Maniacs stood by their Pirates. According to “ECU Scoreboard” twitter account tonight Minges had the largest turnout in the coliseum since 2007 with 6,856 people in attendance!
If you follow any ECU students on snap chat the amount of footage and spirit from that game was endless.
Be sure to come support the Pirates at their next home game against Temple on Thursday March 5th!