Abilene Christian holds off McNeese St. 82-78 behind Friday (Feb 16, 2017)

February 16, 2017

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) Jalone Friday scored 18 points and Hayden Farquhar had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Abilene Christian beat McNeese State 82-78 on Thursday night.

Abilene Christian (12-13, 6-8 Southland) sealed the win by making its final six free throws in the last 90 seconds. Friday made four from the foul line and Drake Green made a pair for the game's final margin with five seconds left.

The score was tied at 34 at halftime, and Green's 3 with 11:27 to play put the Wildcats up 54-49, the largest lead after the break for either team. Green scored 16 for the Wildcats, winners of four of their last five and Jaylen Franklin had 15 points on 7-for-9 shooting and distributed 10 assists with just one turnover.

Kalob Ledoux lead McNeese State (7-18, 4-10) with 19 points making all four of his 3-pointers, Stephen Ugochukwu had 16 points and nine rebounds, Richard Laku had 11 points and Lance Potier had 10 points and seven rebounds.