Pirates Hoops Debut A Success

Jonathan Moore scored 23 points in his college debut as East Carolina used a late second-half run to down Rutgers 79-74 in the first round of the Black Coaches Association Invitational on Wednesday.

RALEIGH, N.C.: The Pirates (1-0) will play Northwestern in the second round of the eight-team tournament Thursday. The Wildcats beat Virginia Commonwealth 78-73 in the opener. Moore, a 6-foot-8 sophomore who sat out last season to concentrate on academics, kept the Pirates in the game in the first half, scoring 17 of his team's 34 points.

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