GREENVILLE, NC(November 9, 2021) —Redshirt sophomore guard Cameron Jones scored a team-high 15 points and grabbed nine (9) rebounds but fell short to East Carolina 70-62 Tuesday (Nov.9th) at Williams Arena at Minges.

Freshman guard TJ Madlock added 11 points and six rebounds, while Jemal Davis added eight (8) points, four (4) rebounds, three (3) blocks and two (2) steals in the loss.

Both teams were even in team play, with the Bullldogs having the slight edge in points in the paint (32). ECU led 42-34 during the intermission.

In the second-half the Pirates built their biggest lead 12, 60-48 off a pair of free throws by Vance Jackson during the 7:11 mark. South Carolina State rallied back to cut the lead, 60-58 of a layup by Deaquan Williams with 4:32 remaining.  The Pirates offense bounced back to give the Pirates the 70-62

Next up South Carolina State will participate in the “Rising Coaches Classic” where they take on host College of Charleston on Thursday (Nov.11th) at 7 p.m., Loyola University (Maryland) on Friday (Nov. 12th) at 4 p.m. and Lipscomb University on Saturday in a 7:30 p.m. start.