Abilene Christian kept its Southland Conference playoff hopes alive Saturday with a 69-59 victory over the Incarnate Word Cardinals.
The Wildcats held UIW to 27 percent shooting in the second half in rallying from a four-point halftime deficit.
Center Jalone Friday led Abilene Christian with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Tevin Foster also scored 17 for ACU.
Forward Charles Brown III paced UIW with 12 points and 7 rebounds.
Trailing by nine points, Incarnate Word rallied Saturday into a 37-33 halftime lead over Abilene Christian in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Charles Brown III hit two baskets, followed by a driving layup from Augustine Ene.
Finally, Sam Burmeister drained a three pointer at the buzzer (see video above) to lift the Cardinals into a four-point lead at the break.
The game was played in front of an announced crowd of 1,256 at UIW’s Convocation Center.