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East Carolina 51, Marquette 46

Feb. 26, 2002 at 9:55 PM

GREENVILLE, N.C., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Travis Holcomb-Faye scored 15 points

to lead East Carolina to a 51-46 upset victory over ninth-ranked Marquette

in a Conference-USA matchup Tuesday night.

The win was East Carolina's (12-16, 5-10 USA) fourth in its last

five games and fifth straight at home. It was Marquette's second straight

loss marking the third time this season the Golden Eagles (23-5, 12-3) lost

to a ranked opponent. They lost to Wake Forest on Dec. 29 and Cincinnati

on Friday.

Dwayne Wade scored a basket at the end of the first half, making

it 27-20 Marquette, but the Pipers outscored the Golden Eagles 31-17 in the

second half.

Wade scored 15 of his 19 points in the first half to lead Marquette.

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