Ricks gets 7 steals, Abilene Christian beats Campbell 83-68
ABILENE, Texas (AP) Jalone Friday scored 19 points, Payten Ricks scored 18, grabbed five rebounds and made a school Division I-era record seven steals, and Abilene Christian held the nation's leading scorer to 26 points in beating Campbell 83-68 on Tuesday night.
The Wildcats led by as many as 19 points in the second half, but Campbell closed to 72-62 on Clemons' jumper with 2:33 to go. Friday sank a 3 and Ricks and Lenox combined for eight free throws and the Wildcats outscored the Fighting Camels 8-5 in the final 1:37 to hang on.
Friday's go-ahead jumper broke open back-and-forth play and sparked a 14-6 run to end the first half with a 36-28 Wildcats' lead.
Clemons finished with 7-of-12 shooting with two 3s and 10 of 11 free throws. Andrew Eudy added 12 points and Ja'Cor Nelson scored a career-high 12 for Campbell (4-4).
Updated December 4, 2018