UAB 34 27 61
Ecarolina 38 36 74
Date of game: 2/13/2013

Recap: East Carolina vs. UAB

Greenville, NC (Sports Network) - Maurice Kemp scored 23 points for the East Carolina Pirates who took a 74-61 Conference USA win over the Blazers of UAB at Minges Coliseum.

Kemp was 7-of-10 from the field and a perfect 8-of-8 from the free-throw line for the Pirates (14-9, 5-5 C-USA), who have won two of their last three after a two-game slump. Akeem Richmond scored 15 points in 19 minutes on the court while Ty Armstrong added 12 points. Miguel Paul put together a double-double with 11 points and 11 assists.

Rod Rucker just missed a double-double for UAB (11-14, 3-7) with 14 points and nine rebounds. Fahro Alihodzic added 11 points while Robert Williams had nine points, nine rebounds, and four assists. The Blazers saw a short two-game win streak end.

UAB shot 55.6 percent from the field in the first half but ECU shot 60.0 percent and took a 38-34 lead into halftime.

In the second half the Blazers shooting dropped to 32.4 percent and the Pirates hit on 43.5 percent while holding a 13-4 edge from the free-throw line to secure the win.

The Pirates shot nearly 10 percentage points better (.521) from the floor than UAB (.426), which went 2-of-16 from 3-point range. ECU also only allowed the Blazers to get 10 attempts from the charity stripe while getting 24 attempts itself.

Game Notes

Winston cleared of FSU conduct violations

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was found not to have violated the university's conduct code over allegations that he sexually assaulted a fellow student in December 2012.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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