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ACU bounces back in style with rout of Bears



ABILENE, TX — The Wildcats came into Saturday needing to bounce back from a tough loss on the road and they delivered in dominant fashion. Much like their game against SLU, the Wildcats brought defensive efficiency from the start and earned a wire-to-wire win over Central Arkansas. Kolton Kohl helped set the tone for ACU with an offensive rebound and putback to take the 2-0 lead and the team never looked back.

Southland Significance
The Wildcats move to 4-1 and remain in fourth place, a game behind Nicholls who sits at 6-1. Sam Houston remains atop the conference at 6-0 and SFA moved to 5-0 with a win over Lamar this afternoon.

Key Plays
Kohl got the scoring started with an offensive rebound and putback on the opening possession that set the tone for the game
After the Bears cut the Wildcats lead to one, the Wildcats got back-to-back layups, including a fastbreak opportunity off a steal by Joe Pleasant, to push their lead back to five.
ACU used a 16-4 run over the course of six minutes in the first half to stretch their lead to 17 points with just over three minutes left in the half.
The team closed the first half with steals on two of the Bears final three possessions and held the 14-point advantage at the break.
ACU opened the second half with an 8-0 run and forcing turnovers on three of the first four Bears possessions.
Clay Gayman hit a three to give the Wildcats a 22-point lead and UCA would never cut the lead to less than 20 from that point on.
Cameron Steele, Logan McLaughlin, and Paul Hiepler combined to go 6-9 from deep in the second half.