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.

A&M-Corpus Christi opens the 2009-10 season this weekend with a trip to Lubbock for the Duel in the Desert. The Islanders open on Friday night against Oregon State at 8 p.m. before facing the Red Raiders on Saturday at 6 p.m. They take on South Dakota Saturday in their final game of the tournament at 1 p.m.

When the Islanders head to Austin to meet the Longhorns on Jan. 2, the game will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest in the state of Texas. The game is slated to begin at 3:30.

The second televised game will be the contest in Nacogdoches against Stephen F. Austin. Originally slated for a 6 p.m. tip, the meeting has been moved to a 2 p.m. start time. The game is part of the Southland Conference Television Networks 16-game schedule. There is a wildcard game slated for the final weekend of the regular season that the league will select at a later date.

Southland Conference Television Network Men's Basketball Schedule

Day, Date

Game

Network

Other

Time

Sat. Jan. 9

Stephen F. Austin at Sam Houston State*

SLC TV

2 p.m.

Sat. Jan. 16

McNeese State at Lamar*

SLC TV

2 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 23

Nicholls at Northwestern State*

SLC TV

ESPNFC

4:30 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 30

UT Arlington at Texas State*

SLC TV

2 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 6

Southeastern Louisiana at UTSA*

SLC TV

ESPNFC

2 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 20

UT Arlington at Central Arkansas*

SLC TV

2 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 27

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Stephen F. Austin*

SLC TV

2 p.m.

Sat., March 6

Wildcard Game TBA*

SLC TV

ESPNFC

2 p.m.

Thur., March 11

Southland Tournament Men's Semifinal 1

SLC TV

6 p.m.

Thur., March 11

Southland Tournament Men's Semifinal 2

SLC TV

8:30 p.m.