Underdog Of The Week: Abilene Christian


It might be easy to overlook a program like Abilene Christian University. 

The Wildcats have only been in Division I for eight years. They are a little geographically isolated, caught in the no-man’s land of the Texas plains a couple hours away from both Lubbock and DFW. They toil away in a 13-team conference this year, but will move to toil in another 13-team conference next year. Hell, they even have a rather expected, ubiquitous nickname… the Wildcats. 

But Rick McCarty is making some gains in this, his third year as head coach of the ACU program. A former assistant[…]