Palmer leads A&M-Corpus Christi past UTA, 79-66
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP)—Kevin Palmer had 19 points and seven rebounds to lead Texas A&M-Corpus Christi past cold-shooting Texas-Arlington 79-66 on Saturday.
Palmer was 11-of-12 on free throws for the Islanders (17-14, 11-5 Southland) and had two steals. Jawan Nelson had 17 points, and Shamar Coombs chipped in 11 points and four assists.
Anthony Vereen led the Mavericks (16-13, 9-7) with 24 points, including 13-of-16 shooting on free throws. He also led his team with eight rebounds.
UTA was just 3-of-29 from 3-point range and shot 33 percent from the field. Brandon Long had 15 points but was 1-of-10 from 3-point range. Marquez Haynes had 15 points and five assists.
Leading by two, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi opened the second half with a 15-6 run for a 44-33 lead. UTA didn’t get closer than seven after that.