- Associated Press - Monday, December 22, 2014

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Caleb White knocked down three of four 3-point attempts in the first three minutes of the second half to give East Carolina the lead as the Pirates cruised to a 75-57 win over winless Florida A&M; Monday night.

The Rattlers (0-11) took a 29-27 lead at the break, but East Carolina had a 20-point advantage in the second half, outscoring Florida A&M; 48-28.

White finished with 19 points to lead the Pirates (6-6), knocking down 7 of 15 shots from the field and 4 of 9 from distance. Michel-Ofik Nzege added 14 points and grabbed six boards while B.J. Tyson added 11 points.

Jermaine Ruttley scored 16 points to lead Florida A&M; and Craig Bowman added 13 more.

East Carolina took 14 more shots from the field than the Rattlers, and knocked down 28 of 64 attempts (43.8 percent) and was 7 of 23 from behind the arc.



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