CONWAY, Ark. -- John Jordan scored 21 points and Rashawn Thomas added 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds off the bench to lead Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to an 81-66 win over Central Arkansas in a Southland Conference opener.
The Islanders trailed 19-12 with under 12 minutes left in the first half, took the lead with an 11-0 run and closed the half with a 27-8 run to go into intermission with a 39-28 advantage.
The hot-shooting Islanders were 28 of 55 from the field (50.9 percent), but were just 2 of 10 from long-range.
Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr., who averaged 15.8 points in 13 games before being injured last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft.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|