Pirates win national CIT championship

ECU PIrate Miguel Paul moves the ball down the court in a February 2013 game against UAB.

ECU Pirate Miguel Paul moves the ball down the court in a February 2013 game against UAB. (Photo by Jay Clark)

The East Carolina University Pirates Basketball team pulled out a last-second win over Weber State April 2 to win the CollegeInsider.com tournament, with the best season in school history.

Akeem Richmond hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to take the win 77-74. The Pirates had trailed 71-65 with less than three seconds remaining but managed to trim the lead as time ran out.

For more details about the win, visit http://www.ecupirates.com/sports/m-baskbl/recaps/040213aaa.html.