Pirates advance to CIT semifinals

Mar. 27, 2013 @ 02:05 AM

East Carolina advanced to the semifinals of the CollegeInsider.com tourney Tuesday with a 70-58 win over Loyola (Md.).

The Pirates (21-12) host Evansville Saturday at 5 p.m. The Purple Aces advanced to the Round of 4 with a win over Canisius.

Maurice Kemp scored 20 points to lead ECU Tuesday. Robert Sampson finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds and point guard Miguel Paul added 12 points and nine assists.