GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — The East Carolina men’s basketball team will face No. 1 Houston on Saturday night at Minges Coliseum.

Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2.

Houston (26-2, 14-1 AAC) returned to No. 1 for the third time this season in the men’s college basketball poll released Monday.

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The Pirates are 14-13 overall and 5-9 in American Athletic Conference play. They’re in the home stretch of their first regular-season slate under head coach Mike Schwartz.

It will be the first time the Pirates have hosted an AP No. 1 team at Minges Coliseum.

The Pirates have had luck against Houston at home in the past. On Feb. 3, 2021, then-No. 5 Houston fell to ECU in Greenville, 82-73. It was the first-ever win by the Pirates over a top-5-ranked team.

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