LUBBOCK, Texas — A.J. Luckey was one of five Chaparrals in double-figures while Eli Baker recorded his second consecutive double-double and Lubbock Christian University was able to pull off a 74-66 upset win over No. 10 Oklahoma Baptist University Saturday inside the Rip Griffin Center.
OBU would start the game with a 7-2 run, but the Chaps quickly came back to take a 10-9 lead with 12:57 left in the first half. LCU tied the game at 23-23 on a Jamaal Crayton layup for the third tie of the game followed by a Tyler Kennedy three pointer to give the Chaps the advantage. LCU ended the first half on a 14-4 run giving the Chaps a 10 point advantage at the half 37-27.
LCU stayed strong in the second half building their largest lead of the game to 50-35 with 12:30 remaining in regulation. OBU was able to cut the Chaps lead to single digits on multiple possessions but the Chaps always responded. OBU was able to cut the Chaps lead to six with 52 seconds left and again with 11 seconds remaining, but were not able to draw any closer. LCU would score their last field goal of the second half with 8:43 remaining in the game and score their last 18 points from the free-throw line. The Chaps were able to take advantage from the free throw line going 26-of-29 for 89.7% in the second half.
LCU used balanced scoring with five players in double digits. A.J. Luckey led the way with 14 points, Jamaal Crayton contributed 13, Jabril Durham chipped in 12, Eli Baker finished with a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds and Jevvon Hunter finished with 10 points. Kameron Price was the leading scorer for OBU with 14 points, while teammates Cale Jackson had 13 points, Clinton Houston had 11 points and David Johnson added 10 points to join him in double figures. Houston was one rebound off from a double-double
The Chaps shot 58.3% (14/24) in the first half and they went 50% (19/38) from the field in the game. They held OBU to shoot just 36.7% from the field in the opening half (11/30), and they finished the game 33.8% (23/69) from the field. LCU also took advantage from beyond the arc shooting 55.6% (5/9) while OBU was 21.1% (4/16). OBU had the advantage of points in the paint, outscoring LCU 34-20, while also outscoring LCU 22-11 on points off turnovers.