East Carolina 91, NC Wesleyan 60
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP)
Ahead at halftime 44-33, the Pirates opened the second half on a 20-10 run taking a 64-43 lead with 12:28 left to play.
North Carolina Wesleyan (7-5) shot just 21.2 percent (7 for 33) in the second half, compared to East Carolina's 48.4 percent (15 for 31) in the period.
The Pirates dominated in the paint, outscoring the Battling Bishops 42-14 inside.
East Carolina held a 33-8 advantage in points in the paint, and led by as many as 35 points in the second half.
Brandon Givens led North Carolina Wesleyan with 23 points and nine rebounds.