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Pirates come from behind to beat Norfolk State, will face Duke on Tuesday night in NIT

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East Carolina's Paris Roberts-Campbell scored on a three-point play in the final seconds to lead the Pirates to a come-from-behind 76-74 win over Norfolk State in the first round of the NIT preseason tip-off tournament at Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium.

ECU led by as many as 13 in the first half, but fell behind by 17 points in the second half before coming from behind.

ECU will now meet 6th ranked Duke in the second round of the regional round on Tuesday night at 6pm. Duke beat UNC-Ashville 91-55 in the opening game.

Roberts-Campbell led all scorers with 22 points. Akeem Richmond had 17 and Michael Zangari collected 16 points in the Pirate victory.

East Carolina improves to 4-0 on the season with the victory.

 

 

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