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.
The Islanders enter the game 14-14 overall and 8-6 in the Southland Conference. They are tied with West Division rivals UTSA and UT Arlington and Southeastern Louisiana out of the East for the third-best mark in the league. Lamar is 14-16 on the season and 5-9 in the SLC. The Cardinals are 13-4 in Beaumont.
The Islanders will be looking to rebound from a loss over the weekend to Stephen F. Austin as they fell 61-43. The 43 points were the fewest by the Islanders in a league game with the previous low 49 points a season ago in a 49-46 win over McNeese State. Justin Reynolds led the Islanders with 21 points missing his season-high by a point.
The last time the teams met Kevin Palmer scored 32 points and five steals in an 81-64 in January. The Islanders had a season-low 11 turnovers. Reynolds added 18 points and Demond Watt finished with 14. Justin Nabors led Lamar with 19 points and nine rebounds.
Lamar is led in scoring and rebounding by Nabors, who nearly averages a double-double for the Cardinals. He is scoring 14.7 points a game and grabbing 9.9 rebounds and has 13 double-doubles on the year. Anthony Miles is second at 14.0 points a game, while Kendrick Harris adds 10.8 points a game.
The Islanders will close out the regular season on Saturday when UT Arlington visits at 7 p.m.