Pirates race past Florida A&M on memorable win for Coach Jeff Lebo

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) Kentrell Barkley scored 11 of his 21 points in the first half to help East Carolina pull away early and beat Florida A&M 82-62 in Monday night’s second round game of the Savannah Invitational.

With the win, coach Jeff Lebo surpasses Tom Quinn’s 102 victories, making him East Carolina’s winningest coach since the program’s start in the Division I era in 1965.

Caleb White scored 20 (14 in the first half) and made 6 of 10 3-pointers and distributed six assists, and the Pirates (4-1) rolled to a 46-21 halftime lead after Jeremy Sheppard (six assists) hit a 3 and a layup amid a game-breaking 9-1 run.

B.J. Tyson scored 17 and East Carolina shot 29 of 59 from the field (49 percent) and made 15 of 25 free throws (60 percent).

Desmond Williams scored 19 and Trey Warren added 11 for FAMU (2-3), which shot 37 percent from the floor and missed all eight 3-pointers.

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