CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- Kwame Vaughn scored all 18 of his points in the second half, helping Cal State Fullerton pull away for a 63-57 victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Saturday in a BracketBusters game.
Vaughn was 0 for 4 from the field in the first half, but hit 6 of 11 shots and 5 of 8 free throws in the second half.
Jelanie Curry, who entered the day with seven points total on the season, led Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (4-20) with 13 points off the bench. Hameed Ali added 11. Leading scorer Will Nelson, who entered averaging almost 13 points per game, was held to eight points on 3-of-11 shooting, but grabbed 12 rebounds.
Fullerton broke a 40-40 tie with seven straight points and extended the run to 12-3 to take its biggest lead at 52-43 with 7:11 remaining.
Leaving early for the NBA is a risky decision. Some players -- Skal Labissiere, Dejounte Murray -- slid in the draft. Some -- Isaiah Taylor, Troy Williams -- weren't drafted at all.
College basketball coaches across the country will hit the recruiting trail hard in July to target the Class of 2017's top prospects. Which players are the nation's top programs targeting?
The Tar Heels could lose Justin Jackson and Kennedy Meeks after next season. Coach Roy Williams has nearly every top-10 2017 prospect on his board.
|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|