2009–10 East Carolina Pirates men's basketball team

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2009–10 East Carolina Pirates men's basketball
ECU logo.gif
ConferenceConference USA
2009–10 record10–21 (4–12 C-USA)
Head coachMack McCarthy
Assistant coachMichael Perry
Assistant coachLarry Epperly
Assistant coachJohn Moseley
Home arenaWilliams Arena
Seasons
2009–10 Conference USA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
UTEP 15 1   .938     26 7   .788
Memphis 13 3   .813     24 10   .706
UAB 11 5   .688     25 9   .735
Marshall 11 5   .688     24 10   .706
Tulsa 10 6   .625     23 12   .657
Southern Miss 8 8   .500     20 13   .606
Houston 7 9   .438     19 16   .543
SMU 7 9   .438     14 17   .452
UCF 6 10   .375     15 17   .469
East Carolina 4 12   .250     10 21   .323
Tulane 3 13   .188     8 22   .267
Rice 1 15   .063     8 23   .258
2010 CUSA Tournament winner
As of March 20, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009–2010 East Carolina Pirates men's basketball team represented East Carolina University during the 2009–2010 NCAA Division I basketball season. The Pirates were coached by Mack McCarthy and played their home games at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum. The Pirates finished the season 10–21 and 4–12 in Conference USA play and lost in the first round of the 2010 Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament to eventual tournament champion Houston.

Recruiting[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Wakefield Ellison
SG
Asheville, NC Asheville High School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg)  
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 88
Corvonn Gaines
SG
Worcester, MA Worcester Academy 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg)  
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:1/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 81
Darius Morales
C
Orlando, FL Timber Creek High School 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg)  
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 82
Erin Straughn
SF
Pensacola, FL Pensacola High School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg)  
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 82
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "East Carolina Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
  • "2009 East Carolina Basketball Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
  • "2009 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2009-11-12.

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Year Alma Mater (Year)
Mack McCarthy Head Coach 5th (3rd as head coach) Virginia Tech (1974)
Michael Perry Assistant Coach 3rd Richmond (1981)
Larry Epperly Assistant Coach 3rd Emory and Henry College (1974)
John Moseley Assistant Coach 2nd East Carolina (1998)
John Ashaolu Director of Basketball Operations 1st Xavier (La.) (2004)
Beth Kirkland Administrative Assistant 10th

Roster[edit]

Listed are the student athletes who are members of the 2009-2010 team.[1]

East Carolina Basketball 2009-10 Roster
F 1 Darrius Morrow SO Atlanta, GA(Columbia High School)
G 3 Greyson Sargent SR Wake Forest, NC(Fork Union Military Academy)
G 5 Howard Hurt RS FS Salisbury, NC(North Davidson High School)
G 10 Brock Young JR Raleigh, NC(Broughton High School)
G 11 Corvonn Gaines FR Madison, WI(Worcester Academy)
G 15 Chris Turner SO Durham, NC(Humble Christian Life Center)
G/F 21 Jamar Abrams JR Richmond, VA(Highland Springs High School)
G 23 Erin Straughn FR Pensacola, FL(Pensacola High School)
G 24 Jontae Sherrod JR Tarboro, NC(Tarboro High School)
G 30 Wakefield Ellison FR Asheville, NC(Asheville High School)
C 33 Chad Wynn JR Atlanta, GA(North Atlanta Prep Academy)
G 34 Evan Salzano FR Sylva, NC(Carolina Day School)
F/C 35 Darius Morales FR Orlando, FL(Timber Creek High School)
F 42 DaQuan Joyner RS SO Goldsboro, NC(Goldsboro High School)

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
November 13*
6:00pm
UVa-Wise W 77–60  1–0
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum (4,087)
Greenville, NC
November 15*
2:00pm, MASN
vs. Wake Forest L 58–89  1–1
Greensboro Coliseum (5,416)
Greensboro, NC
November 17*
7:00pm
at Campbell L 68–74  1–2
John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation Center (2,778)
Buies Creek, NC
U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam Tournament
November 20*
6:00pm
vs. No. 10 Tennessee L 66–105  1–3
Sports and Fitness Center (NA)
Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands
November 21*
4:30pm
vs. Northern Iowa L 68–74  1–4
Sports and Fitness Center (NA)
Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands
November 23*
1:00pm
vs. South Dakota State W 82–73  2–4
Sports and Fitness Center (NA)
Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands
 
November 28*
4:00pm
at UNC Greensboro W 82–61  3–4
Greensboro Coliseum (2,231)
Greensboro, NC
December 2*
8:00pm
at Charlotte L 68–80  3–5
Dale F. Halton Arena (6,634)
Charlotte, NC
December 5*
7:00pm
Coker W 69–63  4–5
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum (3,413)
Greenville, NC
December 16*
7:00pm, CSS
Clemson L 63–80  4–6
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum (4,841)
Greenville, NC
December 19*
7:00pm
St. Andrews W 74–69  5–6
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum (3,315)
Greenville, NC
December 22*
7:00pm
George Washington L 84–80 OT 5–7
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum (3,468)
Greenville, NC
December 29*
7:30pm
at VCU L 82–74  5–8
Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,124)
Richmond, VA
January 3*
3:00pm
NC Central W 68–58  6–8
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum (3,631)
Greenville, NC
January 6
8:00pm
at UAB L 76–68  6–9
(0–1)
Bartow Arena (5,877)
Birmingham, AL
January 9
7:00pm
Marshall L 83–65  6–10
(0–2)
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum (4,405)
Greenville, NC
January 13
8:00pm, CSS
at Memphis L 77–57  6–11
(0–3)
FedExForum (15,903)
Memphis, TN
January 16
7:00pm
Houston L 74–55  6–12
(0–4)
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum (3,982)
Greenville, NC
January 23
5:00pm
at Southern Miss L 68–53  6–13
(0–5)
Reed Green Coliseum (3,684)
Hattiesburg, MS
January 24
3:00pm
at Tulane W 61–46  7–13
(1–5)
Fogelman Arena (1,443)
New Orleans, LA
January 30
7:00pm
Rice L 69–58  7–14
(1–6)
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum (1,858)
Greenville, NC
February 2
7:00pm
UCF L 67–56  7–15
(1–7)
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum (3,589)
Greenville, NC
February 6
7:00pm
at Marshall L 100–49  7–16
(1–8)
Cam Henderson Center (5,603)
Huntington, WV
February 10
7:00pm
Tulane W 71–68  8–16
(2–8)
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum (3,321)
Greenville, NC
February 13
9:05pm
at UTEP L 100–76  8–17
(2–9)
Don Haskins Center (11,794)
El Paso, TX
February 20
3:00pm
at Rice W 76–65  9–17
(3–9)
Tudor Fieldhouse (1,983)
Houston, TX
February 24
7:00pm, CBSCS
SMU L 59–54  9–18
(3–10)
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum (3,647)
Greenville, NC
February 27
7:00pm
Tulsa L 85–73  9–19
(3–11)
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum (5,013)
Greenville, NC
March 2
7:00pm
at UCF W 68–66  10–19
(4–11)
UCF Arena (4,644)
Orlando, FL
March 6
7:00pm
Southern Miss L 75–65  10–20
(4–12)
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum (3,953)
Greenville, NC
2010 Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament
March 10
1:00pm
No. 10 vs. No. 7 Houston
First Round
L 93–80  10–21
BOK Center (NA)
Tulsa, OK
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.   Postseason ranks represent seeds in the applicable tournament. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Standard Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "East Carolina Pirates 2009-2010 Basketball Roster". East Carolina University. Archived from the original on 8 December 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-12.