CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- Will Nelson had 23 points and nine rebounds to lead hot-shooting Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to a 78-64 victory over Southeastern Louisiana on Thursday night.
Johnathan Jordan added 21 points for the Islanders (5-21, 4-10 Southland), who shot 60 percent from the floor and snapped a three-game losing streak. Jordan's six assists gave him a tie for his school's single-season assists record, which he set last year as a freshman.
A back-and-forth first half ended with the Islanders taking a 35-30 lead into halftime. A&M never trailed thereafter and led by as many as 17 in the closing minutes.
The Islanders improved to 6-3 in the all-time series against the Lions and avenged a 67-53 loss in Hammond, La., earlier this season.
Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr., who averaged 15.8 points in 13 games before being injured last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft.
Isaiah Briscoe has decided to withdraw from the NBA draft and will return to Kentucky for his sophomore season. Marcus Lee intends to transfer.
The Big 12/SEC Challenge will again feature Kansas and Kentucky, this time at Rupp Arena. That's not the only exciting matchup in next season's midseason conference showdown.
|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|