Prairie View A&M ended its two-game losing skid, defeating Abilene Christian in a 79-74 contest on Tuesday evening at Moody Coliseum. The Wildcats went into halftime with a 37-35 lead, but were unable to hang on, as they were outscored by seven points in the second half.
Chris Felix, Jr. scored 25 points to lead the way for Prairie View A&M. That performance included an impressive 17 points in the second half to ignite the team down the stretch. As a team, Prairie View A&M shot 21-of-49 from the field and 33-of-34 from the line to put up an average of 1.09 points per possession.
Abilene Christian’s offense was led by Ali Abdou Dibba, who scored 16 points. The Wildcats shot 23-of-60 from the field and 5-of-19 from behind the arc. That netted out to an average of 1.0 points per possession.
- PVAMU’s defense buoyed their offense, scoring 22 points off of 14 Abilene Christian turnovers
- Abilene Christian’s bench outscored PVAMU’s bench 25 to 11
- Chris Felix, Jr. recorded a game-high +10 plus-minus
Prairie View A&M finally put an end to its recent struggles. The Panthers will face their next opponent, UT Martin, at Baptist Health Arena on Nov. 19. Abilene Christian’s record dropped to 1-2 with the loss. The Wildcats’ next contest is a Nov. 17 neutral court matchup with San Jose St. in Charlotte Amalie West.
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