Southern Methodist Falls 72-69 to East Carolina - Recap

Akeem Richmond went off for 29 points and added 2 rebounds leading East Carolina over Southern Methodist, 72-69, on Saturday at Moody Coliseum.

East Carolina was the ATS victor, as they covered the 4-point spread as an underdog.

East Carolina got 11 points from Miguel Paul and another 11 points from Paris Roberts-Campbell. Prince Williams contributed 5 assists, while Robert Sampson cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.

Southern Methodist got an 18-point performance from Jalen Jones, who was supported by 18 points from Ryan Manuel. Nick Russell had 9 assists in a losing cause for Southern Methodist, while Jalen Jones grabbed 11 rebounds.

East Carolina hit the break trailing 32-21 before taking care of business in the second half.

Southern Methodist won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 36-34.