Texas A&M-Corpus Christi tops Texas State 68-59
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP)—Kevin Palmer scored 15 points, 12 of them at the free-throw line, as Texas A&M-Corpus Christi defeated Texas State 68-59 Wednesday night.
Justin Reynolds scored 14 points for the Islanders (7-8, 2-0 Southland), Terence Jones had 11 and Demond Watt had 10 points and seven rebounds.
Cameron Johnson led Texas State (7-9, 1-1) with 13 points and nine rebounds. Ryan White had 12 points.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi led 34-22 at halftime, with half of the Islanders’ points coming off 16 Bobcat turnovers. Texas State finished with 21 turnovers.
The Islanders had a 45-27 lead with 14 1/2 minutes to play, but Texas State went on an 11-0 run. The Bobcats trailed 58-55 with under two minutes remaining before Texas A&M-Corpus Christi sealed the victory, making five free throws in the final minute.