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Joe Golding, who led No. 14 seed Abilene Christian past Texas in the first round of the NCAA tournament this year after 10 seasons with the Wildcats, has been named the new men's basketball coach at UTEP.
— UCLA stumbled into the NCAA Tournament on a four-game losing streak, barely making the field of 68, and fell behind by 14 points to Michigan State in the First Four.
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— Tobias Cameron had 13 points and six rebounds as Abilene Christian won its 13th consecutive home game, rolling past Incarnate Word 85-60 on Saturday.
— Kolton Kohl scored a tip-in at the buzzer as Abilene Christian topped Stephen F. Austin 63-61 on Wednesday night.
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— Clay Gayman tied his career high with a season-high 21 points as Abilene Christian stretched its winning streak to seven games, routing Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 83-55 on Saturday.
— Clay Gayman came off the bench and scored 16 points to lift Abilene Christian to an 88-59 win over Houston Baptist on Wednesday night.
— Joe Pleasant had a career-high 22 points as Abilene Christian got past Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 82-69 on Monday night.
— Clay Gayman had 17 points off the bench to lead Abilene Christian to a 77-62 win over Lamar on Saturday.
— Kolton Kohl scored 15 points as Abilene Christian romped past Southeastern Louisiana 76-42 on Saturday.
— Clay Gayman scored 15 points, Reggie Miller made two free throws and forced a turnover in the final eight seconds, and Abilene Christian beat Houston Baptist 66-63 on Wednesday night.
— Coryon Mason scored a career-high 21 points as Abilene Christian forced 19 turnovers with 11 steals to defeat Lamar 83-65 on Saturday in its Southland Conference opener.
— Moses Moody scored 21 points and Arkansas rolled to an 85-72 win over Abilene Christian on Tuesday and will head into Southeastern Conference play undefeated.
— Kyler Edwards, Mac McClung and No. 17 Texas Tech couldn't get shots to fall in what was supposed to be another early season tune-up.
— Coryon Mason registered 14 points as Abilene Christian topped Austin Peay 80-72 on Friday in the Gulf Coast Showcase.
Reggie Miller sank a 3-pointer late in overtime that gave his team the win as Abilene Christian narrowly beat Incarnate Word 71-68 in a regular season finale on Saturday.
Kevon Harris had 23 points as Stephen F. Austin won its 14th straight game, edging Abilene Christian 77-72 on Tuesday night.
Kolton Kohl came off the bench to score 15 points to lead Abilene Christian to a 75-70 win over Central Arkansas on Saturday, the Wildcats' seventh straight victory.
Payten Ricks had 23 points as Abilene Christian beat Sam Houston State 85-69 on Wednesday night.
Payten Ricks hit 8 of 10 free throws and scored 18 points as Abilene Christian topped Southeastern Louisiana 75-69 on Saturday.
Payten Ricks had 24 points as Abilene Christian beat Houston Baptist 82-68 on Wednesday night.
Payten Ricks scored 17 points and Coryon Mason added 14 as Abilene Christian defeated Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 78-64 on Saturday.
Clay Gayman registered 19 points as Abilene Christian defeated Houston Baptist 81-67 on Wednesday night.