CORPUS CHRISTI – The Jan. 4 game between the Texas A&M – Corpus Christi men's basketball team and Lamar will be televised on Southland TV, the conference announced today. The contest is set to tip off at 7 p.m. at the American Bank Center.
The conference opener for both teams will pit the two newest head coaches in the Southland against each other, with Willis Wilson piloting the Islanders and Pat Knight heading the Cardinals program. It will also be the first Southland Game of the Week on Southland TV, which will feature a game every Wednesday of the conference season.
As one of the nation's newest and innovative broadcast opportunities, the award-winning Southland Conference Television Network became a reality in 2008 and has broadcast more than 100 events during its first three-plus years. The network has earned a College Sports Media Award (2009) and an honorable mention (2010) at the College Sports Video Summit in Atlanta, as well as four prestigious Telly Awards in the past two years.
The entire Southland TV package will be carried across the Southland's network of affiliated television stations, plus online at SLC NOW. Select match-ups will also air nationwide on ESPN Full Court and ESPN3.com.
Texas A&M – Corpus Christi will tip off the 2011-12 season with an exhibition against the University of the Incarnate Word on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the American Bank Center. Game time is set for 7 p.m. For tickets, call 825-BALL or visit GoIslanders.com.