December 12, 2008

ISLANDERS HOST COWBOYS SUNDAY AT AMERICAN BANK CENTER

The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team hosts Oklahoma State Sunday at American Bank Center in the team's final non-conference home game of the season. The game is slated to for a 3 p.m. tip on Stripes Court.

The Islanders enter the contest 5-4 on the season and are 3-0 at the American Bank Center. Oklahoma State enters the contest at 5-3 after falling 83-65 at Washington in their last game on Dec. 4. The meeting is the fifth between the two sides since the Islanders program started 10 years ago. It is the second time the two sides have met at the American Bank Center with the last coming on Jan. 3, 2005 in front of 8,431.

The game is being televised by the Oklahoma State Cowboy Sports Network and will be available on the ESPN Full Court Package.

The Islanders enter the game having four of their last five games including a three game winning streak. Kevin Palmer leads a trio of A&M-Corpus Christi player in double figures with 14.4 points. Palmer also leads the team with 2.8 steals a contest which is second in the league and 32nd in the country entering the week. The Islanders are 25th in the nation with 9.9 per game.

Justin Reynolds is scoring 10.8 a game after recording the first double-double by an Islander this season with 15 points and 12 rebounds, Demond Watt is third with 10 points a game and is grabbing a team-high six rebounds per contest.

Five Cowboys are currently scoring 10.8 points or more as OSU is ninth in three-point baskets a game with 10.3 a game and 23rd in the nation with 81.3 points a game. Terrel Harris is averaging 16.5 points a game with James Anderson netting 15.3.

Point guard Byron Eton is third with 12.9 points a game and is eighth in steals with 3.4 a game. He is also 24th with six assists a game. Obi Muonelo is fourth on the team in scoring with 12.5 points a game and a team-best average 9.4 rebounds. Keiton Page is fifth in scoring with 10.8 points a game.

Live stats and video of the game will be available on www.goislanders.com, while fans can listen to the game on ESPN 1230 KSIX. If not in the Corpus Christi area fans listen to the broadcast on www.ESPN1230.com.