The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team will play its final game of the regular season in the friendly confines of the American Bank Center when it faces Lamar on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. on Stripes Court.
The Islanders enter the contest have clinched a spot in the Southland Conference Tournament to be held next week in Katy, Texas at the Merrell Center. Currently, A&M-Corpus Christi has a 15-14 overall record and is 9-5 in the conference despite dropping four of its last five games of the season. Lamar is 15-13 overall with a 6-8 SLC mark. They are currently tied for seventh in the combined league standings, but have not secured a spot in the postseason.
The meeting is the second for the two sides. The Islanders won the previous meeting in January at the Montagne Center 89-71. The win was the first for the Islanders over the Cardinals and snapped their home winning streak at 20 games.
In the win, Kevin Palmer paced four Islanders in double digits with 23 points. Tim Green, who will be playing his final home game on Wednesday, added 17 points off the bench. Shamar Coombs and Justin Reynolds added 11 and 10 points respectively.
Kenny Dawkins, who has missed a handful of games and is questionable for the game, led Lamar with 17 points. Ashton Hall had 13 and Tristan Worrell 11. Jay Brown had eight points, 12 rebounds and nine blocked shots.
The Islanders close out the regular season at UT Arlington on Saturday with a 4 p.m. game at Texas Hall.