Greenville, NC (Sports Network) - Maurice Kemp poured in 20 points as the East
Carolina Pirates moved past the Loyola-Maryland Greyhounds, 70-58, in the
quarterfinals of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament at Minges Coliseum.
Kemp hit 5-of-10 attempts from the floor and also blocked three shots for East
Carolina (21-12). Robert Sampson posted a double-double with 13 points and 11
rebounds and Miguel Paul nearly notched one himself with 12 points and nine
Dylon Cormier tallied 12 points and eight rebounds and Anthony Winbush chipped
in 10 for Loyola (23-12). Robert Olson tacked on 11 points off the bench as
Despite shooting just 33.3 percent from the floor in the first period the
Pirates managed to go into the break tied, 32-32, by holding advantages from
beyond the arc (12-3) and the free-throw line (8-3).
After the half the Pirates began to find some success on the offensive end as
they shot 45.5 percent from the floor over the final 20 minutes while hitting
16-of-18 attempts from the free-throw line. The Greyhounds couldn't keep up
and shot just 32.3 percent to surrender the decision.
Both teams collected 36 rebounds. East Carolina outscored Loyola, 24-8, from
the free-throw line
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