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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.

Abilene Christian (3-0) is off to its best start since moving to Division I in the 2013-14 season.

Denver took an early lead before the Wildcats scored eight unanswered points to close out the half and lead 30-21. The Pioneers closed to 60-58 after Ade Murkey hit a jumper with 2:05 remaining but Lewis responded with a layup and Ricks made two free throws. Lewis added four more free throws in the final seconds to seal the win.

Joe Rosga nailed four treys for 12 points to lead Denver (1-2).

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Abil Christian 3-0 303767
home team logo Denver 1-2 214061
Team Stats
away team logo Abil Christian 3-0 73.6 PPG 35.1 RPG 15.4 APG
home team logo Denver 1-2 69.5 PPG 36.5 RPG 11.8 APG
Key Players
1
J. Lewis 13.8 PPG 6.1 RPG 2.7 APG 46.6 FG%
25
R. Harrell Jr. 12.9 PPG 5.5 RPG 2.0 APG 40.9 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB