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BC-BKC--NCAA Capsules-Midwest

March 18, 2019
Abilene Christian

Abilene, Texas, 27-6.

Nickname: Wildcats. Coach: Joe Golding.

Conference: Southland. Bid: Automatic.

Region: Midwest. Seed: No. 15.

Tournament History: First appearance.

Last appearance: First.

Season Stats:

Scoring: 74.5 points per game, 47.4 fg pct, 38.6 3-pt pct, 71.5 ft pct.

Top Scorers: Jaren Lewis 13.7; Jalone Friday 13.1; Payten Ricks 11.7.

Rebounds: Lewis 6.2; B.J. Maxwell 4.7; Avg team margin (plus-1.7).

Assist/Turnover Ratio (1.30): Jaylen Franklin (4.9/2.1), 163 assists.

Last 10 Games: 8-2.

Best Win: 83-68 at home to Campbell on Dec. 4.

Worst Loss: 60-61 at Stephen F. Austin on Jan. 23.

The Skinny: The Wildcats are making their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance after six years of competing at the Division I level. AC is riding a six-game winning streak and has a 15-3 record since the start of the new year. Their 27 wins heading into the tournament is tied for the most wins in a season in program history. The Wildcats’ offense is done by committee as Jaren Lewis, Jalone Friday, Payten Ricks and Jaylen Franklin each average double figures.