Palmer leads A&M-Corpus Christi past UTA, 79-66

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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.

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