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(23) Middle Tennessee 70

(24-4, 13-1 C-USA)

East Carolina 59

(21-6, 9-5 C-USA)

    7:00 PM ET, February 26, 2014

    Minges Coliseum, Greenville, North Carolina

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    #23MTU 33 3770
    ECU 34 2559

    Top Performers

    Middle Tennessee: E. Rowe 23 Pts, 6 Reb, 5 Ast

    East Carolina: J. Payne 18 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

    No. 23 Middle Tennessee women top E Carolina 70-59

    Associated Press

    GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Ebony Rowe scored 23 points, on 7-of-8 shooting, to lead No. 23 Middle Tennessee past East Carolina 70-59 Wednesday night.

    Rowe made 9 of 14 free throws and moved into first place on the school's all-time list with 520 makes in her career.

    Middle Tennessee (24-4, 13-1 Conference USA) made just 18 of 45 field goals and 4 of 13 3-pointers but recorded season highs by making 30 of 49 free throw attempts.

    East Carolina (21-6, 9-5) converted 8 of 17 (47.1 percent) from the line.

    Trailing 34-33 at halftime, the Blue Raiders opened the second half with a 13-2 run as ECU made just 1 of 11 field goals, and committed six turnovers, in the first 10 minutes.

    The Pirates never threatened again.

    KeKe Stewart added 18 points and Shanice Cason 16 and eight rebounds in the win.

    Jada Payne paced ECU with 18 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MTU
    ECU
    Points 70 59
    FG Made-Attempted 18-45 (.400) 23-60 (.383)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-13 (.308) 5-16 (.313)
    FT Made-Attempted 30-50 (.600) 8-17 (.471)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 35 (0/0)

    Game Leaders

     
    MTU
    ECU
    PointsE. Rowe 23J. Payne 18
    ReboundsS. Cason 8J. Payne 6
    AssistsE. Rowe 5J. Ebron 6
    StealsS. Cason 4O. Shaw 2
    BlocksK. Stewart 1O. Shaw 2

    2013-14 Season

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