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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.

The Wildcats got off to a fast start, leading 17-10 at the midway point of the first half and taking a 45-25 lead into the break. They pushed the advantage to 58-33 after Ricks drilled a 3 with 14:22 left in the game. ACU outscored the Yellow Jackets 45-28 in the second half.

ACU will next play at Pepperdine on Saturday.

Jarvaris Jones led Howard Payne with 13 points.

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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 252853
home team logo Abil Christian 7-0 454590
Team Stats
away team logo PPG RPG APG
home team logo Abil Christian 7-0 75.1 PPG 35.6 RPG 15.7 APG
Key Players
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. PPG RPG APG FG%
21
J. Friday 13.1 PPG 4.7 RPG 1.0 APG 47.3 FG%
Top Scorers
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PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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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
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