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February 8, 2012GREENVILLE, N.C. - Chris Crawford scored 16 points to lead Memphis past ECU 70-59 in Minges Coliseum Wednesday night.
Crawford led three Tigers in double-figures including Will Barton with 15 and Wesley Witherspoon with 12 points and eleven rebounds.
Memphis led by twelve at intermission 37-25 and got 22 points from their bench, 40 points in the paint and 21 points off just ten turnovers from the Pirates.
ECU(12-11,3-7 C-USA) cut the lead from 13 to to six with 14 minutes to play, but two straight turnovers killed any momentum that had been gained.
Miguel Paul led all Pirate scorers with 13 points and eight assists, followed by Darrius Morrow with 12 and Shamarr Bowden with 10. Maurice Kemp led ECU on the boards with 11 rebounds.
Memphis(17-7,7-2 C-USA) hit 46 percent of their shot attempts including 5 of 16 from the arc while limiting ECU to just 39 percent from the floor. The Pirates hit 6 of 16 from three point range for the evening.
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