Pirates Travel to Wichita State For New Year’s Eve Matchup

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Wichita, Kang. – The East Carolina men’s basketball team is scheduled to face Wichita State University in a New Year’s Eve showdown on ESPN+ at 4 p.m. at the Charles Koch Arena.

The Pirates are seeking their first true road win of the 2022-23 campaign and their first victory over Wichita State as the Shockers are the only AAC opponents whose ECU has not recorded a win.

Javon Small They lead the Pirates in scoring, with 16.6 and 5.5 assists per game respectively. Brandon Johnson Leading the team with 9.8 rebounds per game, Johnson is currently the first American with seven double-doubles this season.

Last timeout
Brandon Johnson He recorded his seventh double-double of the season with 11 points and 18 rebounds, but that was all as East Carolina dropped the American Athletic Conference opener Wednesday night against Temple 59-57 at the Williams Arena at the Mingis Coliseum. was not enough. Jaden Walker He scored 11 points and had a career-high six steals. Ezra Awther Scored 10 points with Pirates. With his season-low 27% shooting percentage and his 15 missed free throws, the Pirates took his third straight win.

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Wichita State has suffered a 52-45 loss on the road to UCF, and the Shockers are 3-2 in their last five games. Craig Porter Jr. leads the team with a 51 percent shooting percentage from the floor as he scores 12.8 points per game. The Shockers boasts his third-highest scoring ERA in America and his 19th-highest in the nation, allowing 59.7 points per game and shooting from the floor to his 36%. His second best in the conference and his eighth best nationally.

Series history

Wichita State leads the series 6-0 in East Carolina, and the Shockers played the final matchup between the two teams in Wichita last season, going 70-62.

on this day

The ECU is 3-7 in a game played on December 31st since the 1960-61 season. The last time the Pirates played on the day was his 59–39 loss against UCF in the team’s conference opener at Minguez Coliseum.


East Carolina will be home for a midweek clash with UCF on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. on ESPN+.

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