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.
Palmer began the week with a season-high 32 points in the Islanders win over Lamar at the American Bank Center. The senior hit 12-of-22 shots including 4-of-8 in three-point baskets in the 81-64 win. It was the fourth 30-point game of his Islander career. Palmer also matched his season-high in steals with five.
On Saturday, Palmer overcame foul trouble in the first half to finish with 18 points as A&M-Corpus Christi won 66-62 in overtime. After being limited to only two points in the first half, he scored 11 in the second half before outscoring UTSA in the extra period 5-4. It was his 40th straight double-digit game and is one shy of the record set by Michael Hicks.
Palmer is one of three players to earn multiple player of the week honors. UT Arlington's Marquez Haynes has been named three times, while Gilberto Clavell has won it twice.
After facing Texas-Pan American in their final non-conference game of the season on Monday night, the Islanders return to Stripes Court on Saturday when they host Sam Houston State. The game is slated to tip at 7 p.m.