2009-10 Men's Basketball News

July 14, 2010
LEWIS JOINS FORMER COACH ON MEN'S HOOPS COACHING STAFF
A key member of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi head coach Perry Clark's teams at Tulane, Kim Lewis, has joined the Islander coaching staff.

July 13, 2010
PALMER MAKES SUMMER LEAGUE DEBUT AGAINST CLIPPERS
Showing off the form that made him one of the top scorers in the Southland Conference and in Islander history, former Texas A&M-Corpus Christi guard Kevin Palmer made his NBA Summer League debut Monday night netting 10 points off the bench for the Washington Wizards. The Wizards won the contest 89-64 over the Los Angeles Clippers.

July 9, 2010
PALMER TO MAKE DEBUT IN NBA SUMMER LEAGUE THIS SUNDAY FOR WASHINGTON
Former Texas A&M-Corpus Christi basketball player Kevin Palmer continues his trek towards a spot on an NBA roster this Sunday when he takes his skills to the court for the Washington Wizards in the 2010 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. The summer league runs July 9-17.

June 18, 2010
PALMER CHASING NBA DRAFT DREAMS
With just a week until next Thursday's NBA Draft, Kevin Palmer is busy finishing up a frantic spring schedule that has included working out for no less than six NBA teams and competing in the Portsmouth Invitational in hopes of his name being one of the 60 called by NBA Commissioner David Stern.

June 2, 2010
ISLANDERS ADD FOUR IN LATE SIGNING PERIOD
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball head coach Perry Clark announced the addition of four players to its 2010-11 recruiting class on Tuesday.

May 24, 2010
ISLANDER MEN'S BASKETBALL TO HOST TEXAS A&M AGGIES NOV. 15
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi basketball fans won't have to wait long to see how their team stacks up against top-quality competition next season. Today (Monday, May 24), University officials announced a three-year agreement with Texas A&M University that will bring the Aggies to Corpus Christi to take on the Islanders on Monday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in the American Bank Center on Stripes Court.

April 12, 2010
PALMER PARTICIPATES IN THE PORTSMOUTH INVITATIONAL
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi senior guard Kevin Palmer participated this past weekend at the Portsmouth (Va.) Invitational where the Islander helped his team reach the title game earning all-tournament honors in the process.

March 12, 2010
ISLANDERS SEASON COMES TO END IN SEMIFINALS FOR SECOND-STRAIGHT YEAR
KATY - For the second time in as many years, the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team sailed into the semifinals of the State Farm Southland Conference Tournament with an impressive first round win only to come up just short in the semifinals to Stephen F. Austin. The Lumberjacks handed the Islanders a 60-53 loss on Thursday night at the Merrell Center.

March 10, 2010
SECOND-HALF SURGE SENDS ISLANDERS PAST UTSA AND INTO SECOND ROUND
KATY - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team opened the second half with a 21-6 run turning a 10-point deficit at halftime into a 12-point win, 78-66, over UTSA in the first round of the State Farm Southland Conference Men's Tournament at the Merrell Center on Wednesday afternoon.

March 9, 2010
PALMER, WATT EARN ALL-SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE HONORS
Two members of the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team have been named to this year's All-Southland Conference teams released by the league office on Tuesday. The teams are selected by the head coaches and sports information directors.

March 9, 2010
ISLANDERS TO FACE UTSA IN FIRST ROUND OF THE SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team heads to the State Farm Southland Conference Tournament Wednesday for the third time in four seasons and will face UTSA at 2:30 p.m. in the Merrell Center in Katy.

March 7, 2010
ISLANDERS FINISH SEASON WITH WIN TO CLINCH THIRD SEED
Four Texas A&M-Corpus Christi players scored in double figures as the Islanders clinched the third seed for in next week's State Farm Southland Conference Tournament to be held at the Merrell Center in Katy with a 82-79 win over UT Arlington on Saturday at the American Bank Center.

March 6, 2010
ISLANDERS CLOSE OUT REGULAR SEASON AT HOME AGAINST MAVS
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team closes out the regular season at home Saturday as it hosts UT Arlington at the American Bank Center on Stripes Court at 7 p.m.

March 4, 2010
ISLANDERS CLAIM 24-POINT WIN OVER LAMAR
BEAUMONT - Kevin Palmer finished with 28 points and three others had double-digits as Texas A&M-Corpus Christi raced to a 79-55 victory over Lamar at the Montagne Center Wednesday night.

March 2, 2010
ISLANDERS HEAD TO LAMAR IN FOUR-WAY TIE FOR THIRD SEED
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team heads to Lamar for its final road trip of the regular season on Wednesday night when it faces the Cardinals at 7 p.m. in the Montagne Center.

February 27, 2010
ISLANDERS HEAD TO SFA FOR BATTLE, TELEVISION GAME
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team will have more than revenge on its mind Saturday as its heads to Nacogdoches to face Stephen F. Austin in the Southland Conference Game of the Week.

February 27, 2010
ISLANDERS DROP 64-43 DECISION TO JACKS
NACOGDOCHES - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi travelled to Stephen F. Austin looking to stay in the race for the second seed Saturday afternoon, but dropped a 64-43 decision to the Lumberjacks at Johnson Coliseum.

February 25, 2010
ISLANDERS HOLD OFF LIONS FOR 68-57 WIN
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's team jumped out to a 46-21 lead two minutes into the second half, but had to hold off a furious second-half rally by Southeastern Louisiana to win 68-57 Wednesday night at the American Bank Center

February 24, 2010
ISLANDERS, SOUTHEASTERN BATTLE FOR SEEDING AT AMERICAN BANK CENTER
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team will look to regain its winning ways in the Southland Conference on Wednesday as it battles Southeastern Louisiana at the American Bank Center. The game is slated for a 7 p.m.

February 20, 2010
ISLANDERS MAKE TRIP TO LOUISIANA TO TAKE ON MCNEESE
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball makes its only trip of the regular season to Louisiana this weekend as the Islanders square off with McNeese State on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Burton Coliseum.

February 20, 2010
ISLANDERS DROP NAILBITER TO COWBOYS
LAKE CHARLES, La. - For the second-straight game, the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team had the ball with under 10 seconds left with a chance to win or tie a game but came up short dropping a 65-62 decision to McNeese State Saturday at Burton Coliseum.

February 18, 2010
ISLANDERS FALL 57-56 TO UTSA AT BANK CENTER
LaMarr Drake's lob pass to Marcus Hammonds with four seconds hit the rim Wednesday night as Texas A&M-Corpus Christi came up short against rival UTSA Wednesday night at the American Bank Center, 57-56.

February 17, 2010
SATURDAY'S GAME MOVED TO 2 P.M.
Saturday's game between the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team and McNeese State in Lake Charles, La. has been moved from a 3 p.m. start time to a 2 p.m. start

February 17, 2010
ISLANDERS, UTSA TO SQUARE OFF ON STRIPES COURT WEDNESDAY NIGHT
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team renews its rivalry with UTSA Wednesday night when the Islanders host the Roadrunners at 7 p.m. at the American Bank Center.

February 14, 2010
ISLANDERS DROP SOUTHLAND GAME IN HUNTSVILLE
HUNTSVILLE - Kevin Palmer and Demond Watt each scored 21 points but it wasn't enough to overcome a 25-6 first half run by Sam Houston State as Texas A&M-Corpus Christi fell 90-74 at Johnson Coliseum on Saturday.

February 11, 2010
ISLANDERS COMPLETE SEASON SWEEP OF BOBCATS WITH WIN
Kevin Palmer exploded for 21 second-half points Wednesday night as Texas A&M-Corpus Christi held off Texas State for 63-60 win at the American Bank Center. It was the Islanders fourth straight win over the Bobcats.

February 9, 2010
TAMUCC HOSTS BOBCATS AS SECOND HALF OF SOUTHLAND SLATE STARTS
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team will look to continue its hot shooting Wednesday night as the Islanders host Texas State at 7 p.m. at the American Bank Center. The first 1,000 fans in attendance at Stripes Court will receive a free keychain from NavyArmy Federal Credit Union.

February 7, 2010
HOT-SHOOTING ISLANDERS CLAIM HOMECOMING WIN OVER COLONELS
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders hit a season-best 62.2% and never trailed Saturday night handing Nicholls a 71-46 loss as the Islanders celebrated Homecoming on Stripes Court at the American Bank Center.

February 4, 2010
ISLANDERS FALL IN OVERTIME TO MAVERICKS
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team suffered its second straight loss in Southland Conference play falling overtime to UT Arlington 71-66 Wednesday night at Texas Hall.

February 2, 2010
ISLANDERS OUT TO BOUNCE BACK FROM FIRST SOUTHLAND LOSS
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team will be seeking to rebound from its first Southland Conference loss of the season Wednesday night as the Islanders travel to UT Arlington from a 7 p.m. game.

January 31, 2010
ISLANDERS HANDED FIRST LOSS IN SOUTHLAND ACTION
Kevin Palmer became the sixth player to reach 1,000 points in a career, but it wasn't enough as for the second straight-season Sam Houston State snapped Texas A&M-Corpus Christi's five-game Southland Conference winning streak to start a season with a 70-58 win on Stripes Court Saturday night. The 'Battle of Unbeatens' was played before a season-high crowd of 2,461.

January 29, 2010
ISLANDERS, SHSU TO DO BATTLE SATURDAY IN CLASH OF SOUTHLAND UNBEATENS
When the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team hosts Sam Houston State on Saturday it will pit the top two teams in the Southland Conference against each other on Stripes Court. The game is slated to tip at 7 p.m. at the American Bank Center.

January 28, 2010
EARLY ATTRACTION TO HOOPS LEADS BABLES TO ISLANDERS
Growing up Michael Bables was attracted to basketball at an early age and followed the game religiously. During this time, the lone true freshman on the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball was drawn to many teams one being the Miami teams of current Islander head coach Perry Clark.

January 26, 2010
ISLANDERS PICK UP SIXTH STRAIGHT WIN
EDINBURG - Three Texas A&M-Corpus Christi players scored in double figures Monday night as Texas A&M-Corpus Christi handed Texas-Pan American a 66-51 defeat at the UTPA Fieldhouse.

January 25, 2010
PALMER NAMED PLAYER OF WEEK IN SOUTHLAND FOR SECOND TIME
For the second time this season, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi senior Kevin Palmer has been named the Southland Conference Player of the Week. He previous earned the honor the first week of the season.

January 24, 2010
CATCH THE ISLANDER MEN ON KCCT 1150 LIVE, LATER ON TIME WARNER CABLE
Fans unable to make the trek to San Antonio for tonight's game at UTSA have two options in catching the contest between the Islanders and the Roadrunners. The game will be aired live on the radio at KCCT 1150 AM or by clicking the following link http://vista.streamguys.com/kcct.

January 24, 2010
ISLANDERS HOLD OFF ROADRUNNERS IN OT FOR 5TH STRAIGHT WIN
SAN ANTONIO - Kevin Palmer scored five points in overtime and 16 in the game's final 25 minutes as the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team pulled out a 66-62 road win at UTSA to move to 5-0 in the Southland Conference. Palmer finished with 18 points.

January 22, 2010
ISLANDERS HIT ROAD FOR PAIR OF GAMES
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi puts its Southland Conference-best 4-0 record on the line Saturday as it travels up I-37 to visit UTSA at the Convocation Center and Monday, the Islanders head south to Texas-Pan American for their final non-conference. Both games are slated for 7 p.m. tips.

January 21, 2010
PALMER LEADS ISLANDERS TO 4-0 START WITH 32 POINTS
Kevin Palmer led Texas A&M-Corpus Christi with a season-high 32 points as the Islanders remained unbeaten in Southland Conference play with an 81-64 win over Lamar on Stripes Court at the American Bank Center.

January 19, 2010
ISLANDERS LOOK TO REMAIN UNBEATEN AS LAMAR COMES TO VISIT
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team puts its 3-0 record on the line Wednesday when Lamar comes to the American Bank Center for a 7 p.m. contest on Stripes Court.

January 17, 2010
ISLANDERS MOVE TO 3-0 IN SOUTHLAND IN RETURN TO STRIPES COURT
Three Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders scored 20-or-more points in the game for the first time in head coach Perry Clark's tenure as the Islanders moved to 3-0 with a 98-83 win over Northwestern State on Stripes Court. The 98 points are tied for the most by the Islanders in Clark's three-plus seasons.

January 15, 2010
ISLANDERS RETURN HOME LOOKING FOR THIRD WIN IN ROW
For the first time in 2010 and just the second time since the end of November, the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team returns home to the American Bank Center to face Northwestern State at 7 p.m. Saturday on Stripes Court.

January 14, 2010
ISLANDERS MOVE TO 2-0 WITH SECOND -STRAIGHT ROAD WIN IN SOUTHLAND PLAY
SAN MARCOS - Four Texas A&M-Corpus Christi players scored in double digits as the Islander men's basketball team held off Texas State 68-59 at Strahan Coliseum on Wednesday night.

January 12, 2010
ISLANDERS TO TACKLE BOBCATS ON WEDNESDAY IN SAN MARCOS
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team will look for its second straight road win to start Southland Conference play as it travels to Texas State Wednesday. The game is slated for a 7 p.m. tip at Strahan Coliseum in San Marcos.

January 11, 2010
PALMER RECEIVES MID-YEAR HONOR FROM THEBASELINEONLINE.COM
Senior Kevin Palmer received national recognition recently as the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi guard was named the Midseason Player of the Year in the Southland Conference by The Baseline Online.

January 10, 2010
ISLANDERS OPEN CONFERENCE PLAY WITH 64-59 WIN AT CENTRAL ARKANSAS
CONWAY, Ark. - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi waited entered Southland Conference play looking for its first win on a hostile court and used a strong performance from the foul line and on the glass to hand Central Arkansas a 64-59 defeat at the Farris Center Saturday.

January 8, 2010
ISLANDER MEN HEAD TO UCA FOR SLC OPENER
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team opens the second half of its season Saturday traveling to Conway, Ark. to face Central Arkansas in the Southland Conference opener for each team.

January 6, 2010
ISLANDER SIGNEE LEADS DIGITAL HARBOR TO UPSET WIN
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi signee Davon Usher scored 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds on Tuesday night to lead Digital Harbor to a 72-64 upset win over Lake Clifton.

January 5, 2010
A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI DONE IN BY THREE-POINT BASKETS
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi fell behind early to No. 19 Florida State on Monday at the Tucker Center and never recovered dropping an 94-54 loss to the Seminoles at the Tucker Center.

January 4, 2010
ISLANDERS TO FACE RANKED FOE FOR SECOND-STRAIGHT GAME
After playing second-ranked Texas closer than it had been played all season, the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team faces its second-ranked opponent in as many games as it visits 22nd-ranked Florida State Monday at 6 p.m. central.

January 3, 2010
ISLANDERS JUST MISS UPSET OF SECOND-RANKED TEXAS
AUSTIN - Kevin Palmer scored 23 of his season-high 28 points in the second half and Demond Watt recorded his second double-double of the year, but it wasn't enough to pull off the upset of second-ranked Texas Saturday at the Erwin Center as the Islanders fell 76-70.

January 1, 2010
ISLANDERS TO FACE STIFF TEST IN SECOND-RANKED LONGHORNS
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team opens 2010 with a stiff test Saturday when it visits second-ranked Texas at 3:30 p.m. in the Frank Erwin Center. The game will be broadcast in the state of Texas on FoxSports Southwest and nationally as part of ESPN's Full Court package and on ESPN360.com.

December 31, 2009
ISLANDER FANS TO HAVE SEVERAL OPTIONS IN FOLLOWING SATURDAY'S GAME AT TEXAS
Fans of the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team will have several options at their disposal in tracking Saturday's 3:30 p.m. game against unbeaten and No. 2-ranked Texas.

December 29, 2009
ISLANDERS BLOW PAST AGGIES
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team wasted little time taking control of Monday afternoon's game with Oklahoma Panhandle State scoring the games' first 10 points and leading by as many as 37 points in the second half en route to a 97-67 win on Stripes Court.

December 27, 2009
ISLANDERS RETURN HOME TO HOST OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE STATE, PARTICIPATE IN ORGAN DONOR DRIVE
In midst of a stretch in which it plays eight of nine games on the road, the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team returns to the American Bank Center to host Oklahoma Panhandle State in the first game of a men's and women's basketball doubleheader. The men tip at 4:30 p.m. with the women playing Houston at 7 p.m. on Stripes Court.

December 24, 2009
LATE SURGE DOOMS ISLANDERS AT MONMOUTH
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. - Texas A&M-Corpus Christi was held to two points in the final seven minutes Wednesday night as Monmouth pulled away down the stretch for a 65-51 victory at the M.A.C. Center.

December 22, 2009
ISLANDERS TO MEET MONMOUTH ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team continues its road trip to the Midwest and Northeast on Wednesday night when it visits Monmouth in West Long Branch, N.J. before a brief Christmas break. The game will be fifth ever in the M.A.C. Center which opened this season and can be heard on ESPN 1230 KSIX.

December 21, 2009
ISLANDERS RALLY LATE BUT CAN'T OVERCOME DEFICIT
KENT, Ohio - Kevin Palmer scored 25 points - 20 in the second half - and Demond Watt posted his first double-double of the season with 18 points and 13 rebounds Sunday night, but it wasn't enough for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi which fell 85-76 to Kent State at the M.AC. Center.

December 20, 2009
ISLANDERS HEAD TO KENT STATE AFTER EXAM BREAK
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team returns to action on Sunday when it visits Kent State at the M.A.C Arena in Kent, Ohio. The game is slated for a 6:30 p.m. (CST) tip and can be heard in Corpus Christi on ESPN 1230 KSIX or on the internet via www.goislanders.com or www.espn1230ksix.com.

December 18, 2009
DRAKE REGAINS ELIGIBILITY, TO DRESS FOR KENT STATE
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's head basketball coach Perry Clark has announced that senior guard LaMarr Drake has regained his eligibility and will rejoin the team beginning with Sunday's game at Kent State.

December 6, 2009
HARD-FIGHTING ISLANDERS BATTLE HOUSTON UNTIL THE END, BUT FALL AT END
HOUSTON - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team battled until the end with Houston, but couldn't get over the hump falling 83-76 to the Cougars at Hofheinz Pavilion on Sunday afternoon.

December 5, 2009
ISLANDERS TRAVEL TO HOUSTON TO FACE COUGARS PRIOR TO BREAK
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team heads to Houston for 2 p.m. contest with the high-scoring Cougars on Sunday. The game will be carried live on ESPN 1230 KSIX.

November 30, 2009
SECOND HALF RALLY COMES UP SHORT IN LOSS TO REBELS
OXFORD, Miss - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team made a second half charge, but was unable to completely overcome a 40-23 halftime deficit falling 73-58 to Mississippi on Sunday at Tad Smith Coliseum.

November 29, 2009
ISLANDERS HIT ROAD FOR CLASH WITH MISSISSIPPI OF THE SEC
Fresh off of winning three games at home, the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team heads to Mississippi this weekend for a 3 p.m. clash with the Rebels of the Southeastern Conference.

November 26, 2009
ISLANDERS HOLD OFF LATE DUSTDEVIL RALLY
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team led by 12 with 5:20 remaining, but had to hold off a late charge by visiting Texas A&M International as the Islanders won 55-52 Wednesday at the American Bank Center.

November 24, 2009
ISLANDER MEN'S HOOPS ADDS PAIR IN EARLY PERIOD
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team added a pair of Baltimore area players and former AAU teammates during the early signing period as Derrell Edwards and Davon Usher have each signed National-Letters-Of-Intent.

November 24, 2009
ISLANDERS CLOSE HOMESTAND WITH A VISIT FROM DUSTDEVILS
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team closes out its three-game homestand Wednesday night when Texas A&M International comes to town for a 7 p.m. contest at the American Bank Center.

November 22, 2009
ISLANDERS HOLD OFF HILLTOPPERS FOR WIN IN DUGAN WELLNESS CENTER
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team led by as many as 18 in the first half on Saturday night at the Dugan Wellness Center, but had to fight off a second-half charge by St. Edwards for a 75-66 win.

November 21, 2009
ISLANDERS TO FACE ST. EDWARD'S IN DUGAN WELLNESS
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team will look to make it two straight wins at home as the Islanders host St. Edward's on Saturday night at the Dugan Wellness Center at 7 p.m. All tickets at the door will be $10.

November 20, 2009
ISLANDERS RUN PAST UTPA FOR 100TH HOME WIN
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team scored the first 10 points of the game and used a 16-3 run late in the opening half to cruise to the team's 100th home win in school history 77-55 over Texas-Pan American Thursday night at the American Bank Center.

November 20, 2009
ISLANDER MEN'S GAME TO BE CARRIED ON 94.7FM KBSO
Due to a scheduling conflict, Saturday's Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball game with St. Edward's will be aired on 94.7 FM KBSO. Join Steven King for the Shea Physical Therapy pregame show at 6:40 with the tipoff at 7 p.m.

November 19, 2009
ISLANDERS OPEN HOME PORTION OF SEASON WITH FAMILIAR FOE LOOKING FOR 100th HOME WIN
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team will make its 2009-10 Stripes Court debut this Thursday night when they host Texas-Pan American at 7 p.m. at the American Bank Center.

November 19, 2009
TICKETS $10 AT DOOR FOR SATURDAY'S GAME AT DUGAN WELLNESS CENTER
This Saturday when the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball hosts St. Edward's in the Dugan Wellness Center all tickets at the door will be available for $10. All seats at the game will be general admission. The game is to tip at 7 p.m.

November 16, 2009
PALMER CLAIMS FIRST SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE WEEKLY HONOR OF SEASON
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi senior guard Kevin Palmer was named the first Southland Conference Player of the Week of the 2009-10 season Monday after averaging 22 points a game at the Duel in the Desert in Lubbock.

November 15, 2009
ISLANDERS COME UP SHORT IN TUSSLE WITH RED RAIDERS
LUBBOCK - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team led by as many as 10 in the first half and looked to be on it way to a 2-0 start with wins over a pair of top programs, but struggled offensively down the stretch in suffering a 66-59 loss to Texas Tech in the Duel in the Desert Saturday evening.

November 15, 2009
ISLANDER RALLY FALLS SHORT IN FINAL GAME AT DUEL IN DESERT
LUBBOCK - Coming off a timeout with 2.5 seconds remaining, Shamar Coombs took a pass on the left the wing and fired a three-point basket that rimmed out as time expired as the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team fell 76-73 to South Dakota Sunday in the Duel in the Desert.

November 14, 2009
ISLANDERS DEFENSE KEYS RUNAWAY WIN OVER PAC-10S BEAVERS
LUBBOCK - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team used runs of 15-0 and 14-0 in the combined with a stellar defensive performance to race past Oregon State Friday night 67-43 in the Duel in the Desert at United Spirit Arena. The Islanders are now 10-1 all-time in season opening games.

November 13, 2009
ISLANDERS OPEN SEASON FRIDAY AT DUEL IN THE DESERT VERSUS OREGON STATE
The lights come up on the 2009-10 season this weekend for the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team as it heads to Lubbock for the Duel in the Desert hosted by Texas Tech. The Islanders open the tournament on Friday at 8 p.m. against Oregon State. On Saturday at 6 p.m., they take on the host Red Raiders with Sunday's contest at 1 p.m. with South Dakota.

November 11, 2009
ISLANDERS SLATED FOR TWO GAMES ON TELEVISION
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team will find itself in the spotlight twice this season as games at Texas and Stephen F. Austin are currently slated to be on the air.

November 4, 2009
PALMER, REYNOLDS EARN PRESEASON HONORS AS TAMUCC SELECTED 2ND IN WEST
The Southland Conference released its preseason All-Southland Conference teams and the league's preseason coaches and sports information director polls on Wednesday morning.

November 2, 2009
ISLANDERS TO PARTICIPATE IN SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE MEDIA DAYS THIS WEEK
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi's head basketball coaches will participate on Thursday in the second day of the Southland Conference Basketball Media Days teleconference. The Southland Conference East Division teams will participate in the conference call on Wednesday, with the West Division men's and women's coaches scheduled for Thursday.

October 31, 2009
ISLANDERS FAN TREATED TO 90-74 EXHIBITION WIN OVER INCARNATE WORD
Justin Reynolds and Kevin Palmer each recorded 20-plus points Saturday afternoon as the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team handed Incarnate Word a 90-74 win in an exhibition game at Dugan Wellness Center.

October 30, 2009
ISLANDER MEN HOST FREE EXHIBITION SATURDAY
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team will take to the court at the Dugan Wellness Center against Incarnate Word Saturday at 3 p.m. in a free exhibition.

October 24, 2009
TONCINIC SINKS THREE AT BUZZER TO PUSH BLUE TEAM PAST WHITE
In the first full scrimmage in preparation for the upcoming 2009-10 season, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi senior Filip Toncinic hit a three-point basket with under two seconds remaining to lead the Blue team to a 73-71 win over the White Team.

October 22, 2009
ISLANDER MEN'S HOOPS TO HOLD BLUE-WHITE SCRIMMAGE SATURDAY
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball team will hold Blue-White Intra-squad scrimmage this Saturday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Dugan Wellness Center. The scrimmage is open to the public.

October 20, 2009
MEN'S HOOPS TO TREAT FANS TO FREE EXHIBITION ON HALLOWEEN
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball fans will get a special treat on Halloween (Sat., Oct. 31) when the Islanders host Incarnate Word at the Dugan Wellness Center at 3 p.m. Admission to the contest will be free to both students and the public.

October 18, 2009
ISLANDER INVASION A HUGE SUCCESS FOR ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT
The first ever Islander Invasion held in the Dugan Wellness Center was a big success for the athletic department and the TAMUCC basketball programs.

October 14, 2009
BASKETBALL TEAMS TO HOLD ISLANDER INVASION THIS SATURDAY
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's and women's basketball team will be holding the annual Islander Invasion event to introduce the 2009-10 teams to the public this Saturday, October 17 at 6 PM in the Dugan Wellness Center.

September 25, 2009
ISLANDER TRIO RECEIVES PRESEASON HONORS
A pair of college basketball preview magazines have named recognized three Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball players amongst the tops in the Southland Conference.

September 2, 2009
BABLES JOINS ISLANDER MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball head coach Perry Clark has announced the addition of combo guard Michael Bables to the men's basketball roster.

August 31, 2009
MEN'S BASKETBALL GAME AT FLORIDA STATE MOVED
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball game at Florida State has been moved from Tuesday, Jan. 5 to Monday, Jan. 4. The tip-off time for the contest has not been set.

August 31, 2009
SEASON TICKETS FOR THE UPCOMING 2009-10 BASKETBALL SEASON ON SALE
Season tickets for the 2009-10 men's and women's basketball campaigns are on sale now by contacting the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi athletic department ticket office at (361) 825-BALL (2255).

August 19, 2009
ISLANDERS TO USE TOUGH NON-LEAGUE SLATE TO PREPARE FOR SOUTHLAND
In head coach Perry Clark's third season, the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi men's basketball team will challenge itself against a strong nonconference slate as the 2009-2010 schedule was released on Wednesday.