Abilene Christian remains undefeated, beats Howard Payne
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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.
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.
Updated November 27, 2018