The ECU Pirates get set to take on the Cincinnati Bearcats Thursday. The Pirates are 15-14 on the season and ranked 9th in the AAC going into the tournament. East Carolina lost to Wichita State in their last game 70-62. Tristen Newton led the team in the loss with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
The East Carolina Pirates have won four of their last ten games. The Pirates have won just two games this season away from their home court. East Carolina averages 14.8 assists per game which ranks 59th in the nation.
The Cincinnati Bearcats have beat the Pirates two times this season already. The Bearcats won 60-59 in their last meeting on January 30th. Cincinnati is 17-14 on the season and have won just two of their last ten games.
The Bearcats have lost five straight games heading into Thursday. Cincinnati lost to SMU 76-71 on Thursday in their last game. David DeJulius led the way in the loss with 21 points. Julius leads the team on the season with 14.5 points per game.