On Thursday night, GCU earned a statement win over Abilene Christian. Against one of the best defensive teams in the country, GCU shot 60 percent from the field and put up 95 points against the Wildcats.
In a battle of 2021 NCAA Tournament teams, GCU got the best of ACU at GCU Arena. Jovan Blacksher Jr. had 19 points in 27 minutes. Taeshon Cherry had 16 points in 17 minutes and 12 Lopes scored a point in the win.
GCU is off to its best 15-game start in the Division I era. Bryce Drew and his staff continue to win despite losing four starters from the 2020-21 WAC Tournament Championship team.
Blacksher and Holland Woods make up one of the best guard duos in college basketball. The pair combined for 31 points, 12 assists and just two turnovers on Thursday night.
The Lopes host Tarleton on Saturday night on ESPNU.