December 29, 2008

PALMER REPEATS AS SLC PLAYER OF THE WEEK

A game-winning shot, a school record for steals in a game and career-high in points propelled Texas A&M-Corpus Christi junior Kevin Palmer to be named the Southland Conference Player of the Week the league office announced on Monday.

Palmer, who is the first repeat recipient this season, banked in a three-point shot at the buzzer in last Monday's 80-79 overtime win at Georgia. The three-point basket gave the junior 31 points on the night, which was the most since Chris Daniels netted 34 at Central Arkansas on Jan. 13, 2007. Palmer also broke the record for steals in a game by an Islander with seven to surpass the mark he and five other TAMUCC players had set prior.

Palmer and his teammates head to Dallas for a 2 p.m. game on Wednesday before heading to Florida State for a Jan. 3 game at 3 p.m.