Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum, Greenville, North Carolina; Saturday, 12 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Tulsa looks for its eighth straight win in the head-to-head series over East Carolina. Tulsa has won by an average of 14 points in its last seven wins over the Pirates. East Carolina’s last win in the series came on Jan. 25, 2017, a 69-66 win.
VETERAN LEADERSHIP: Tulsa’s Brandon Rachal, Elijah Joiner and Darien Jackson have combined to account for 46 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 51 percent of all Golden Hurricane points over the last five games.BRILLIANT BRANDON: Rachal has connected on 34.5 percent of the 58 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 4 for 13 over his last three games. He’s also converted 70.7 percent of his foul shots this season.