Freshman Jayden Gardner scored 15 points to lead East Carolina to a 69-64 win over visiting Texas Rio Grande Valley Monday night at Williams Arena.

Seth Leday scored 12 and Tyler Foster had 11 points for the victorious Pirates. 

East Carolina improves to 3-2 on the season with the win. 

Terry Winn III led all scorers with 16 points.

UTRGV is coached by former ECU assistant coach Lew HIll, who worked with ECU’s Joe Dooley from 1995-98. 

The Pirates are back in action on Wednesday at home against Prairie View. Tip-off is set for 7pm.