Pirates bow out in opening round
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.
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.