GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Akeem Richmond and Shamarr Bowden each hit five of East Carolina's school-record 18 3-pointers and the Pirates set another program high with 64 first-half points in a 111-59 win over NAIA foe St. Andrews on Tuesday night.
The points were the most by East Carolina (6-1) since defeating The Citadel 111-81 on Dec. 4, 1975. The Pirates also had 30 assists, their highest total since 1984.
Richmond and Bowden scored 15 apiece and Paris Campbell had 11 first-half points as 14 of 15 East Carolina players tallied points.
The Pirates quickly took control, leading 28-10 at the 11:35 mark and 64-30 at halftime en route to coach Jeff Lebo's 250th career win.
East Carolina shot 50.7 percent (37 of 73) and 50 percent from long range (18 of 36). They also had a 51-35 rebounding advantage.
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