Tough mid-major line-up helping mold Wildcats
It’s been a good end to the 2017 calendar year for ACU men's basketball, which concludes finals week on cloud nine after a 7-3 start to the season.ABILENE, Texas -
The Wildcats’ win over Texas State last weekend, which won 22 games last year in the Sun Belt Conference, was ACU’s fourth non-conference NCAA Division I win this season and third-straight victory overall. In the previous four seasons for Joe Golding’s team, the Wildcats have gone 6-27 against those DI teams.
Looking ahead to a date with Lipscomb on Sunday, ACU says the addition of more upper-echelon mid-major teams versus opponents like Texas Tech, and Baylor, is just as beneficial to their growth.
“We haven't played as many of the Maryland's, the Iowa’s, and the TCU's that we've played in the past, but we've played really, really good mid-major teams,” said head coach Joe Golding during an interview on KTXS Sports Sunday. “I think six or seven of them made a postseason of some sort or fashion last year and so that's what excites me about our start at 7-3, but it also challenges these guys on an everyday basis and will prepare us for conference play."
After Sunday’s road game at Lipscomb, ACU returns home to face Arlington Baptist next Tuesday at Moody Coliseum.