Despite “Minges Miracle”, Pirates fall to Tulane in Overtime

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) – Melvin Frazier had 22 points, eight rebounds, four assists and his third steal secured Tulane’s 67-65 overtime victory over East Carolina on Wednesday night.

Colin Slater missed the front end of a 1-and-1 for Tulane (13-8, 4-5 American) and ECU called a timeout with 2.3 seconds left in regulation. B.J. Tyson caught a Hail Mary pass in the paint and sank a shot while falling to the ground just before the buzzer.

In overtime, Chase Reynolds, who finished with 16 points and seven rebounds, missed the front end a 1-and-1 but Frazier stole it near midcourt to secure the victory.

Shawn Williams led ECU (8-13, 2-8) with 15 points and Kentrell Barkley had 12 points and 18 rebounds.

Tulane celebrated the Carnival season with Mardi Gras-inspired alternate uniforms. The green unis had a small yellow, purple and green jester hat printed on the back above the words “ROLL WAVE” that were framed by purple beads.

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