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Pepperdine gives Abilene Christian 1st loss, 77-62

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) Kessler Edwards had 19 points and Colbey Ross added 15 with nine rebounds and eight assists as Pepperdine led throughout to roll over Abilene Christian 77-62 on Saturday to knock the Wildcats from the undefeated ranks.

Pepperdine (5-2), which has won four of its last five, had doubled Abilene Christian's score, 26-13, midway through the first half. The Wildcats fought back to trail 42-31 at the half. Abilene Christian started the second half on a 10-2 run to close to 44-41. Pepperdine's Victor Ohia Obioha slammed home a dunk for a 50-42 lead six minutes into the half and the Waves rode to a 60-49 lead midway in the second half.

Abilene Christian (7-1) stayed close but could never get the margin into the single digits.

Edwards drilled 5 of 8 from long range. Jade Smith and Eric Cooper Jr. added 13 points apiece and Ohia Obioha chipped in 11 points.

Pepperdine made 25 of 30 free-throw attempts while ACU was just 8 of 13.

Jaren Lewis had 15 points and Jaylen Franklin 12 for the Wildcats.

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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 7-1 313162
home team logo Pepperdine 5-2 423577
Team Stats
away team logo Abil Christian 7-1 76.0 PPG 35.1 RPG 16.0 APG
home team logo Pepperdine 5-2 77.5 PPG 35.2 RPG 14.7 APG
Key Players
21
J. Friday 13.9 PPG 5.1 RPG 1.0 APG 48.3 FG%
4
C. Ross 18.6 PPG 3.2 RPG 7.2 APG 43.8 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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