Pirates take 3rd place at Savannah Invitational

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) – B.J. Tyson had 18 points and Caleb White added 15 as East Carolina knocked off Air Force 70-63 in the third place game of the Savannah Invitational on Saturday.

Tyson made 7 of 14 field goal attempts and White nailed 3 of 6 from long range.

The Pirates, who never trailed, were ahead 33-31 at the break and pushed that to 65-46 with 4:49 left in the game. Air Force’s Ryan Manning nailed a 3-point jumper to close to 67-60 with 1:19 left. Tyson and Kentrell Barkley answered with three free throws to seal the win.

East Carolina (5-2) shot 60 percent from the floor in the second half, going 25 of 57 for the game, while limiting Air Force to 21-of-62 shooting.

Trevor Lyons led Air Force (5-2) with 13 points and seven rebounds. Zach Kocur was 4 of 6 from beyond the arc for 12 points.

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