GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) Lu'Cye Patterson scored 27 points as Charlotte beat East Carolina 82-72 on Saturday night.

Patterson also had four steals for the 49ers (19-11, 13-5 American Athletic Conference). Nik Graves shot 6 of 10 from the field, including 3 for 4 from 3-point range, and went 5 for 6 from the line to add 20 points. Igor Milicic Jr. had 13 points and shot 5 for 7, including 3 for 5 from beyond the arc.

RJ Felton finished with 28 points for the Pirates (14-17, 7-11). Brandon Johnson added 19 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals for East Carolina. Cam Hayes had 13 points and four assists.


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