Pirates bow out in opening round

Mar. 18, 2014 @ 10:27 PM

East Carolina was eliminated 73-59 by Wright State on Tuesday in the first round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.

The host and reigning CIT champion Pirates (17-17) trailed 31-24 at halftime to the Horizon League Tournament runner-up.

ECU shot only 17 percent from 3-point range and was led by Prince Williams, who poured in 20 points off the bench. Michael Zangari was the only other Pirate to score in double figures with 14 points.

A.J. Pacher shot 9-of-8 from the field to lead Wright State (21-14) with 20 points.

CIT scores
Tuesday, March 18

VMI 111, Canisius 100

Eastern Michigan 58, Norfolk State 54

ETSU 79, Chattanooga 66

Columbia 58, Valparaiso 56

Sam Houston State 71, Alabama State 49

Portland State (17-14) at San Diego (16-16), 10 p.m.