Akeem Richmond hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift
The Pirates trailed 71-65 with 2:50 remaining in Ogden, Utah, but closed on a 12-3 run.
Weber State (30-7) had a chance to pad its late lead but had trouble at the line, making 9-of-19 free throws overall.
Miguel Paul led East Carolina with 23 points and Maurice Kemp added 20 for the Pirates (23-12), who tied a school record for wins in a season set by the 1953-54 squad.
Scott Bamfort led Weber State with 19 points, and Frank Otis and Davion Berry had 16 apiece.
The loss was Weber State's first at home since Dec. 15, a 10-point setback to Brigham Young. The
Mason trails 1-0 in CBI finals:
George Mason fell 81-73 at Santa Clara late Monday in Game 1 of the College Basketball Invitational's best-of-three finals but will try to square the series Wednesday night in Fairfax.
Kevin Foster led the
For George Mason (21-14), Jonathan Arledge logged 21 points and eight rebounds, Bryon Allen recorded 15 points and eight assists, while Patrick Holloway poured in 17 points off the bench.
Portsmouth Invitational Tournament officials announced that Kansas' Travis Releford, Indiana's Jordan Hulls and Arizona's
Previously announced players are VMI's Stan Okoye, East Carolina's Maurice Kemp,
James Madison sharpshooting forward Andrey Semenov was granted a rare sixth year of eligibility by the
left his post at
’s head coach to become
’s associate head coach at