Texas A&M looks to maintain momentum vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

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Texas A&M will have coach Buzz Williams back on the bench as it looks to continue its hot start when it hosts Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Sunday in College Station, Texas.

Williams has missed the Aggies' first two games, both of them wins, because of an NCAA mandated suspension after Texas A&M was placed on two years' probation in August for multiple self-reported violations.

The Aggies (2-0) have been impressive in the early going, with their most recent game an 81-80 double-overtime home win over Abilene Christian on Friday. Hassan Diarra hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer of the second extra period to lift Texas A&M to the gritty victory.

Andre Gordon paced the Aggies with 17 points in the win while Tyrece Radford scored 15, Quenton Jackson hit for 13 and Marcus Williams added 12 points.

"For us to get this test in November is huge for us," Texas A&M assistant coach Devin Johnson said after the win over Abilene Christian. "For us to get this test without our leader here is even bigger. When our leader comes back and we get the same test in January or March, we'll be ready."

The Islanders opened their season with a dominating 102-64 home win over Division III Texas Lutheran on Tuesday, in the process securing new coach Steve Lutz his first win at the Texas A&M CC helm.

Five Islanders scored in double figures in the win, led by Trevian Tennyson's 18 points on 7 of 7 shooting off the bench. Tennyson's points came in just 18 minutes of court time.

Freshman Jordan Roberts added 14 points in his first collegiate game, with Myles Smith, De'Lazarus Keys and Stephen Faramade each scoring 10 points for A&M-CC. All 12 players who saw action for the Islanders scored. Terrion Murdix recorded 10 assists in the rout.

"I was happy the way we shared the ball, the way we played defense and the way we just came out and played hard," said Keys, who also grabbed a game-high seven rebounds. "We played how we should play."

In the Southland Conference preseason poll, A&M Corpus Christi was picked to finish sixth in the eight-team league.

--Field Level Media