NCAA Basketball

Newton scores 27 to carry East Carolina over Tulsa 64-59

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) Tristen Newton had 27 points as East Carolina narrowly beat Tulsa 64-59 on Saturday.

Players were ejected after flagrant fouls following the clinching free throws by Alexis Reyes at the end of the game.

Vance Jackson had 12 points for East Carolina (15-13, 6-10 American Athletic Conference). Ludgy Debaut added three assists.

The Pirates forced a season-high 20 turnovers.

Darien Jackson had 17 points for the Golden Hurricane (9-18, 3-13). Jeriah Horne added 14 points. Curtis Haywood II had six rebounds.

The Pirates improve to 2-0 against the Golden Hurricane this season. East Carolina defeated Tulsa 73-71 on Feb. 8.

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Updated February 26, 2022

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