ACU's Turner named finalist for Upshaw Award - Abilene Reporter News
Abilene Christian offensive lineman Trevis Turner is one of two finalists from Super Region Four for the Gene Upshaw Award.
It’s the fourth consecutive year an ACU lineman as been named a national finalist for the award, which is presented by the Manheim (Penn.) Touchdown Club.
NSU women move up to No. 14 - Ben Johnson, Tahlequah Daily Press
The NCAA Division II national spotlight may have gotten a little brighter on Northeastern State’s women’s basketball team in the last 24 hours. But don’t think for a second that it’s going to affect how Randy Gipson and the RiverHawks prepare on a daily basis.
“We’re certainly not going to do anything different,” said Gipson, NSU’s coach who picked up his 500th career victory earlier this season.
The RiverHawks (3-0), coming off a 67-50 victory at Missouri Southern on Monday, moved up eight spots to No. 14 in the USA Today/ESPN Division II Top 25 Coaches’ poll, which was released on Tuesday. NSU, who received 322 points, is tied with Michigan Technological University just inside the top 15.
Late free throws lift Rattlers over winless ACU women - Abilene Reporter News
Nicole James hit two free throws with 1:03 remaining in the game to help St. Mary’s edge Abilene Christian 50-49 in a non-conference women’s basketball game Tuesday at Bill Greehey Arena.
Cecilee Perez had tied the game at 48 on a jumper with 2:25 left in the game, and teammate Kelsey Smith hit one of two free throws to give ACU a 49-48 lead with 1:28 remaining. However, a turnover and foul put James on the free-throw line, and James hit both for a 50-49 lead. Mack Lankford’s last-second shot fell short for the Wildcats.
Lankford scored a game-high 21 points and five steals, and Perez had 10 points for ACU (0-4). Mareta Bailey and Kristen Williams each had 14 points for the Rattlers (3-2). Bailey also had 11 rebounds. ACU begins Lone Star Conference play against Texas Woman’s University on Dec. 2 at Moody Coliseum.
Hagan leads MSU to 107-48 win - Times Record News
Chris Hagan poured in a season-high 28 points to lead Midwestern State to a 107-48 win over Northern New Mexico Tuesday night at Hutchison Center.
The Mustangs used an 18-0 run late in the first half to turn a 21-point lead into a commanding 55-16 bulge when Melvin Clark hit the second of two 3-pointers with 3:37 left before halftime.
Midwestern would lead by as many as 62 points when Deuce Nichols hit a fast-break layup with 5:17 to play.
The Mustangs (2-1) dominated every facet of the game against the NAIA Division II independent by a 76-18 margin in points in the paint, 45-6 in points of turnovers, 19-2 in second-chance points and 40-9 in points in transition.