GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) Zhuric Phelps scored 17 points as SMU beat East Carolina 75-64 on Saturday night.

Phelps added three steals for the Mustangs (11-5, 2-1 American Athletic Conference). Chuck Harris scored 14 points and added eight assists. Jalen Smith had 10 points.

Ezra Ausar finished with 25 points, eight rebounds, two steals and two blocks for the Pirates (9-8, 2-2). RJ Felton added 15 points, six rebounds and two steals for East Carolina and Cam Hayes had 12 points.

SMU took the lead with 18:05 left in the first half and did not relinquish it. Phelps led the team in scoring with eight points in the first half to help put them ahead 37-28 at the break. SMU outscored East Carolina in the second half by two points, with Harris scoring a team-high 10 points after halftime.


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