ABILENE, Texas -- Tevin Foster scored seven of his 17 points in the final 2 1/2 minutes, Jaren Lewis finished with 15 points and Abilene Christian closed the game on a 15-2 run to beat McNeese State 79-74 on Wednesday night.
James Harvey's 3-pointer gave McNeese (5-8, 2-1) a 10-point lead with 5:25 to play, but the Cowboys made just 1 of 6 from the field and committed four turnovers from there as ACU scored 15 of the final 17 points. Isaiah Tripp and Foster each hit a 3-pointer and Franklin made a layup during an 11-2 spurt that trimmed the deficit to 72-71 with 1:53 remaining. McNeese's Kalob Ledoux hit a jumper 31 seconds later, but Lewis and Franklin each made layups to give the Wildcats a 75-74 lead and Foster added four free throws to seal it.
Harvey and Jarren Greenwood had 16 points apiece, and Ledoux scored 15 for McNeese.
Kevin Ollie is accusing UConn of violating his constitutional rights by firing him for cause, thereby avoiding the eight-figure payout that a termination without cause would have demanded.
Former Louisville recruit Brian Bowen will declare for the NBA draft in case the NCAA does not allow him to play at South Carolina.
Kentucky's Wenyen Gabriel, who averaged 6.8 points and 5.4 rebounds during his sophomore season, has declared for the NBA draft.
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