GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Maurice Kemp scored 19 points, and East Carolina held Washington & Lee to 33.9 percent (19 of 56) shooting in a 72-50 season-opening victory in both teams' season opener on Saturday.
Kemp shot 7 of 14 from the field and 5 of 6 from the free-throw line. He also had 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals.
The Generals, a Division III team coming off a 13-14 campaign, did not help their cause with ball security, committing 16 turnovers, and they shot 18.8 percent (3 of 16) from 3-point range.
East Carolina has won its season-opener each of the past 12 seasons. Its last loss came on the road against Robert Morris on Nov. 19, 1999 (58-53).
Dwight Jones, a former NBA veteran, 1972 Olympian and Houston Cougars star, died Monday at 64.
Former Southern Miss forward Jonathan Mills, 26, was shot and killed in Chicago on Monday near the high school where he once starred.
The ACC has some pretty daunting venues, from Syracuse's Carrier Dome to North Carolina's Smith Center. Is Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium the toughest place to get a win?