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ECU wins CIT Championship on Akeem Richmond buzzer beater

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Akeem Richmond hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift East Carolina over Weber State 77-74 Tuesday night and claim the CollegeInsider.com tournament championship, capping the best season in school history.

The Pirates trailed 71-65 with 2:50 remaining but closed on a 12-3 run.

Weber State (30-7) had a chance to pad its late lead but had trouble at the line, making 9-of-19 free throws overall.
           
Miguel Paul led East Carolina with 23 points and Maurice Kemp added 20 for the Pirates (23-12), who tied a school record for wins in a season set by the 1953-54 squad.
           
Scott Bamfort led Weber State with 19 points, and Frank Otis and Davion Berry had 16 apiece.
           
The loss was Weber State's first at home since Dec. 15, a 10-point setback to Brigham Young. The Wildcats entered Tuesday's game on a 14-game home winning streak.
 
Senior point guard Miguel Paul led the way with 23 points and 6 assists. Maurice Kemp, the star forward for ECU, chipped in 20 points.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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