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Video: Wildcats win Christmas Slam 72-61

The ACU men’s basketball team played in its fourth annual Christmas Slam game Thursday December 4th. The night included holiday festivities including hot chocolate, Santa Clause, and several prizes from the Student Association. On the court, the Wildcats held the lead the entire game, shooting just over 50 percent overall. ACU will travel to Houston [...]

Wildcats to face Cougars in Houston

The Wildcats hit the road this weekend as the men’s basketball team will take on the University of Houston at 7 p.m. Saturday night.
The game can be seen on ESPN3 and heard on 98.1 The Ticket. The Wildcats played Sacramento State Thursday night in Moody Coliseum as part of ACU’s Christmas Slam. Go online to [...]

The perfect match: De Leon and ACU together at last

It was because of a classic.
A sports classic that is. He never had to go through the stress and pressure of deciding where to go, because he already knew. He knew from a very young age as a kid. He knew it was the place for him, and he would do whatever it took to [...]

Wildcats drop to 5-2 after Lubbock loss

The ACU women’s basketball team lost Wednesday against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in Lubbock, 61-44.
The Wildcats never led in the game but tied at 18 on a three-pointer by sophomore guard Ellyn Avery with 7:22 left in the first half. Tech would grab the lead just 52 seconds later on a free throw [...]

Williams, Wildcats halt Hornets for non-conference Div. I win

The men’s basketball team won its first Div. I non-conference game in 30 years Thursday night against Sacramento State, 72-61. Senior guard LaDarrien Williams led all scorers with a season-high 24 points behind the strength of 3-5 shooting from three and 9-10 from the free throw line.
“The coaches have been on me lately about getting [...]

West leads ‘Cats to perfect holiday week

The ACU women’s basketball team competed in the Plaza Lights Classic in Kansas City, Missouri, last weekend.
In the tournament, which was hosted by the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the then 3-1 Wildcats were able to defeat George Mason University of Fairfax, Virginia, 88-86 on Friday and UMKC, 80-55, on Saturday.
In its first game, the [...]

Men’s team splits two over break

The men’s basketball team went 1-1 over the Thanksgiving break to move to 2-3 on the young season.
After falling to Duquesne at home, ACU took on Jarvis Christian College and came away with a 91-65 win to move back to .500. The Wildcats then traveled to Riverside, California, to play in the team’s first game [...]

NBA needs parity, playoff system

The NBA’s Western Conference has always been the best the NBA has had to offer. People have been calling for the NBA to change up the conferences to balance out the power of the West and the weakness of the East. An example of bad conference parity is looking at the best division in the [...]

Wildcats extend home record to 3-0 with win over EWU

The women’s basketball team defeated the Eastern Washington University Eagles, 79-72, Monday carried by double-digit scoring performances from four different players.
More than 700 showed up to Moody Coliseum to watch as EWU gave the team a real challenge but came out on top. The Wildcats are 2-0 this season, outscoring their opponents by an average [...]

Video: JMC Network Sportscast November 22, 2014

In this week’s sportscast we recap the first games of the men’s and women’s basketball seasons as well as show the highlights from ACU football’s thrilling 37-35 victory against Stephen F. Austin in it’s last game of the season.

Reporting by: Hannah Little and Daniel Zepeda
Video/editing by: Brittney Johnson and Shera Niemirowski

Wentz career high not enough to knock off Duquesne

Despite a career-high 31 points from 5’9” junior guard Parker Wentz, the men’s basketball team was not able to overcome a hot second half shooting performance from Atlantic 10 conference member Duquesne University, falling at home, 102-81.
“I thought our guys played hard,” head coach Joe Golding said. “I thought our ball movement was a lot [...]

Offensive woes doom Wildcats in San Antonio

The ACU women’s basketball team faced its first loss of the season at the University of Texas at San Antonio, 70-57.
Despite only being down by 10 with 10:00 left in the first half, the ACU women’s basketball team couldn’t come back after being outscored 39-21.
The now 1-1 UTSA Roadrunners out-rebounded the 2-1 Wildcats 46-33 over [...]