DALLAS (AP) -
Akeem Richmond came off the bench to score a career-high 29 points, leading East Carolina to a 72-69 victory over SMU on Saturday.
Since scoring 0 and 6 points in a pair of games earlier this month, Richmond has averaged 21.5 points in his last four games, which have resulted in three wins and an overtime loss for the Pirates (16-10, 7-6 Conference USA).
Miguel Paul and Paris Campbell each added 11 points for East Carolina, and Robert Sampson had 11 rebounds.
Jalen Jones (#21 - G - 6-7 - So.)
- 18 points, 11 rebounds
o 8th double-double of 2012-13
o 10+ points in all but 3 games this season
o 12 straight games with at least 10 points
Ryan Manuel (#1 - G - 6-4 - So.)
- 18 points,
o 4-5 FTMs, needs _8 to tie Jeryl Sasser for most FTMs by a sophomore
o Has 145 FTMs, currently 10th most all time at SMU
- 7th straight game with 10+ points
- 7-9 FGs
Nick Russell (#12 - G - 6-4 - Jr.)
- 16 points, 9 assists (career high)
o 13 straight games with at least 10 points
o 10+ points in all but 4 games this season
Shawn Williams (#2 - F - 6-7 - Jr.)
- 4 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks, 3 steals