Sam Houston cruises past A&M-Corpus Christi, 72-51

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP)—Preston Brown scored 21 points and Ashton Mitchell had 11 points and eight assists in Sam Houston State’s 72-51 victory against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Saturday.

Brown put the Bearkats (11-8, 5-1 Southland) ahead for good at 23-21 on a jumper with 6:38 remaining in the first half.

The second half was scoreless until the 16:58 mark, when Mitchell hit a 3-pointer to give Sam Houston its first double-digit lead at 36-26.

Kevin Palmer had 15 points to finish as the only double-digit scorer for the Islanders (11-10, 5-1). Justin Reynolds had 12 rebounds.

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