Newton drills game winner, East Carolina upsets SMU 71-68


Tristen Newton hit a 3-pointer from the left corner in the closing seconds and East Carolina upset SMU 71-68. Tyson Jolley made two free throws to tie the game with 12 seconds left. Following a timeout, Tremont Robinson-White dribbled the length of the court and as he was challenged at the basket he found Newton for the game winner. Jolley’s runner from just inside half court bounced off the front of the rim as time expired. Jayden Gardner scored 20 points for the Pirates, Newton added 12. Isiaha Mike had 21 points for the Mustangs, whose four-game winning streak ended.

Frank Lucchesi