Ricks lifts Abilene Christian past SE Louisiana 69-66
KATY, Texas (AP) — Payten Ricks had 21 points as Abilene Christian edged past Southeastern Louisiana 69-66 in the semifinals of the Southland Conference tournament on Friday night.
Lewis lifts Abilene Christian over Incarnate Word 81-52
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Jaren Lewis had 19 points to lead five Abilene Christian players in double figures as the Wildcats routed Incarnate Word 81-52 on Saturday.
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Jaren Lewis had 16 points and nine rebounds and Jaylen Franklin posted 12 points, eight assists and six rebounds as Abilene Christian beat Central Arkansas 67-55 on...
Abilene Christian defeats Texas A&M-CC 73-64
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Jaren Lewis and Jaylen Franklin scored 16 points apiece as Abilene Christian defeated Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 73-64 on Wednesday night. Hayden Farquhar added 12...
Abilene Christian rolls to 64-48 win over Nicholls
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Jaren Lewis scored 15 points and grabbed five rebounds as Abilene Christian rolled to a 64-48 win over Nicholls State Wednesday night.
Lewis was 6 of 11 from the field for the Wildcats (20-5, 9-3 Southland Conference) who have won four of the last five. Jalone Friday added 12 points and eight rebounds and B.J. Maxwell had 11 points and five rebounds. Jaylen Franklin had eight assists and six rebounds in addition to his seven points.
Abilene Christian holds off Texas A&M-CC 78-71
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Jaren Lewis and Payten Ricks scored 18 points apiece and Abilene Christian nearly blew a 17-point second-half lead but held off Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 78-71 on Wednesday night to beat the Islanders for the first time in 10 tries.
B.J. Maxwell scored 16 points and Jaylen Franklin dished six assists for the Wildcats (18-4, 7-2 Southland Conference), who made 12 of 24 3-pointers and scored 25 points off of 19 Inslanders' turnovers.
Bogues leads way as SFA rallies in final seconds
NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) — Shannon Bogues scored the final 5 points and Stephen F. Austin rallied from a 7-point deficit in the final 26 seconds to defeat Abilene Christian 61-60 on Wednesday night.
Davonte Fitzgerald made 1 of 2 free throws with 26 seconds left to start the rally, Kevon Harris dunked for two more points and Bogues hit a jumper at 0:13 followed by a 3-pointer for the lead with 5 seconds to go.
Balanced Abilene Christian rolls past Northwestern St. 78-69
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — B.J. Maxwell had 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists to lead Abilene Christian to a 78-69 victory over Northwestern State on Saturday night for its fourth straight win.
Abilene Christian (16-3, 5-1 Southland Conference) never trailed and had a double-digit lead for most of the game.
Jalone Friday added 17 points and seven rebounds for the Wildcats. Jaren Lewis chipped in with 15 points and nine rebounds, and Payten Ricks had 10 points.
Ricks lifts Abilene Christian over SE Louisiana 75-72
HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Payten Ricks made a 3-pointer with three seconds remaining for Abilene Christian's only lead of the final three minutes and the Wildcats defeated Southeastern Louisiana 75-72 on Saturday.
Abilene Christian tops McNeese 73-72 behind Ricks, Lewis
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Payten Ricks hit five 3-pointers, scored 19 points and had six assists, Jaren Lewis added 15 points with five assists, and Abilene Christian held off McNeese 73-72 on Wednesday night for coach Joe Golding's 100th career win.
Hayden Farquhar scored 12 off the bench and B.J. Maxwell added 10 points with three steals for the Wildcats (13-3, 2-1 Southland Conference), who shot 50 percent overall and led 39-36 at halftime.
Delaney scores 30, Sam Houston State holds on for 71-68 win
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Sam Houston State watched a 25-point lead evaporate but a Josh Delaney free throw with 4.2 seconds remaining was enough to defeat Abilene Christian 71-68 on Saturday.
Abilene Christian had just enough time to get off a last 3-pointer, but BJ Maxwell's shot hit the front of the rim.
Abilene Christian rallies to beat New Orleans 68-58
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Payten Ricks scored 14 points, B.J. Maxwell added 13 with three 3-pointers and Abilene Christian rallied to beat New Orleans 68-58 in Wednesday night's Southland Conference opener to win its third straight.
Ricks sparks Abilene Christian past SE Missouri St 70-68
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Payten Ricks had a 3-point play and a 3-pointer in a late 8-1 run and Abilene Christian held off Southeast Missouri State 70-68 on Friday night.
Jaren Lewis hit 7 of 10 shots and 5 of 6 free throws to lead the Wildcats (10-2). Jalone Friday scored 17 with five blocked shots, Ricks added 15 points and four steals and Jaylen Franklin scored 12.
Ricks gets 7 steals, Abilene Christian beats Campbell 83-68
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Jalone Friday scored 19 points, Payten Ricks scored 18, grabbed five rebounds and made a school Division I-era record seven steals, and Abilene Christian held the nation's leading scorer to 26 points in beating Campbell 83-68 on Tuesday night.
Jaren Lewis and Trey Lenox scored 11 points apiece for the Wildcats (8-1), who forced 22 turnovers and held senior guard Chris Clemons below his average of 32.1 points per game.
Abilene Christian remains undefeated, beats Howard Payne
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Joe Pleasant had 15 points and Payten Ricks added 14 as Abilene Christian remained undefeated, beating Division III Howard Payne 90-53 on Tuesday night.
Jaren Lewis and Clay Gayman contributed 13 points apiece as 13 Wildcats scored. Kolton Kohl added nine points with eight boards.
Abilene Christian (7-0) is off to its best start since kicking off the 1998-99 season 11-0 on its way to a 20-win year in Division II play.
Lewis, Ricks each score 16; Abilene Christian beats Elon
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Jaren Lewis and Payten Ricks scored 16 points apiece to help Abilene Christian beat Elon 72-56 on Thursday night at the Thanksgiving Classic.
B.J. Maxwell added 15 points and Jalone Friday scored 13 for Abilene Christian. The Wildcats (4-0) are off to their best start since moving to Division I prior to the 2013-14 season.
Ricks has career-high 23, Abilene Christian Beats Denver
DENVER (AP) — Payten Ricks had a career-high 23 points and Jaren Lewis added 19 as Abilene Christian remained undefeated, beating Denver 67-61 on Thursday night.
Ricks nailed 5 of 8 from distance, making 7 of 11 from the floor. The Wildcats won it from the free-throw line, making 13 of 16 while Denver was just 2 of 11. ACU made one more from distance, but the Pioneers were 25 of 51 from the floor while the Wildcats were 22 of 49.
Franklin scores 25, Abilene Christian beats Arkansas St.
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Jaylen Franklin scored 25 points and Jaren Lewis scored 18 with 15 rebounds to help Abilene Christian beat Arkansas State 94-73 on Friday night.
Abilene Christian romps past Arlington Baptist 107-54
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Jaren Lewis missed just one shot and scored 18 points as Abilene Christian opened the season with an 107-54 defeat of Arlington Baptist, of the National Christian College Athletic Association, on Tuesday night.
Abilene Christian dumps C. Arkansas behind Friday’s 18 PTs
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Jalone Friday scored 18 points and Jaren Lewis scored 13 with 11 rebounds and Abilene Christian pulled away in the second half for an 80-63 win over Central Arkansas on Saturday.
Harris leads Stephen F. Austin past Abilene Christian, 76-66
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Kevon Harris put up 23 points and Stephen F. Austin kept pace with the leaders in the Southland Conference by beating Abilene Christian, 76-66 on Wednesday night.
The Lumberjacks, Sam Houston and Southeast Louisiana all have five wins in six conference games and are a half-game behind 6-1 Nicholls.
Harris hit 7 of 11 from the field, including 4 of 5 from behind the 3-point arc, to lead the Lumberjacks. Leon Gilmore III added 16 points and Ivan Canete added 13.
Ricks leads balanced Abilene Christian 69-58 in Southland
NATICHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Payten Ricks scored 15 points to lead five into double figures as Abilene Christian rode a big second half to a 69-58 defeat of Northwestern State on Saturday.
Friday leads Abilene Christian to 109-60 win
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Jalone Friday scored 19 points and Drake Green added 15 as Abilene Christian dominated Arlington Baptist 109-60 on Tuesday night.
Abilene Christian (8-4), which has won five of its last six games, sprinted to a 35-16 lead and took a 59-29 advantage into the break. The Wildcats won the second half 50-31 over the NCCAA team.
ACU had won four straight before dropping a 67-65 decision at Lipscomb on Sunday.
Lipscomb hangs on for 67-65 win over Abilene Christian
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rob Marberry scored 24 points with 11-for-15 shooting and Lipscomb hung on Sunday for a 67-65 win over Abilene Christian.
Lipscomb (8-4) led by as much as 17 in the first half but Abilene Christian kept chipping away, trimming the deficit to eight at intermission and closing to within three on a pair of free throws from Jalone Friday to trail 63-60 with 1:37 left to play. The Wildcats cut it to 65-63 with Payten Ricks' 3-pointer with 14 seconds remaining.
Abilene Christian edges Air Force 62-58
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Jalone Friday and Tevin Foster scored 14 points apiece and Abilene Christian edged Air Force 62-58 on Wednesday night.
Payten Ricks added 11 points, three rebounds and three assists.
Friday leads Abilene Christian past D-III Schreiner 71-43
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Jalone Friday scored 17 points on 8-for-11 shooting and Jaren Lewis tallied 14 and missed just two of eight shots and Abilene Christian beat Division III Schreiner 71-43 on Saturday.
Abilene Christian (5-3) had 19 steals and forced Schreiner into 26 turnovers. Friday started the scoring with a layup and jumper and Payten Ricks' 3 put the Wildcats up 7-0.
Friday leads Abilene Christian past Campbell 85-80 in OT
BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) — Jalone Friday scored half of his 14 points in overtime, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 12.9 seconds to play, and Abilene Christian edged Campbell 85-80 in overtime on Friday at the Creek Classic.
After Friday's trey, Chris Clemons made 1 of 2 free throws, cutting the deficit to 81-80. A quick foul let Payten Ricks make a pair of free throws with 7.2 seconds to play and Isaiah Tripp sealed it with a steal and two free throws.
Thomas scores 28, leads A&M-CC to 72-60 win over ACU
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Rashawn Thomas had 28 points and 11 rebounds to lead Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to a 72-60 win over Abilene Christian on Saturday night.
Thomas was 10 of 16 from the floor. Ehab Amin, who drilled 4 of 6 from long range, added 23 points with five assists for the Islanders (11-9, 4-5 Southland Conference) who are 6-0 against Abilene Christian.
Ricks hits half-court shot for win, ACU beats Lamar 67-64
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Payten Ricks drilled a 3-pointer from half court at the last second as Abilene Christian took its first lead in the second half to beat Lamar 67-64 in Southland Conference action on Saturday.
ACU's Jalone Friday, who had eight of his 23 points in the last five minutes, nailed a 3 with 18 seconds left to tie the game at 64. Ricks had a chance after a Joey Frenchwood turnover. He let it fly from mid court and connected on his only trey of the game.
Abilene Christian beats Stephen F. Austin 69-60
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Payten Ricks had a career-high 15 points and Abilene Christian got its first Southland Conference win of the season 69-60 over Stephen F. Austin on Saturday night.
Jaylen Franklin added 11 points and eight rebounds and Jaren Lewis scored 10. The Wildcats (7-8, 1-3) had their largest lead at halftime 33-21 and never trailed after the break.