On Thursday, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi hosts Lamar at American Bank Center. Tipoff is at 8:30 p.m. EST. The Islanders beat the Cardinals 62-56 on Jan. 12 and are 5-2 against them over the last four years.
Lamar is in 10th place in the conference and just behind ninth place Texas A&M-Corpus Christi with a chance to catch up. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is looking to recover from having lost five games in a row.
In their last outing, despite 17 points and 11 rebounds from Johnathan Jordan, the Islanders fell to Sam Houston State 55-51 on Feb. 2. He leads the team in assists per game with 4.9 while also putting up 13.1 points per game. The Cardinals were defeated by Stephen F. Austin 65-51 on Feb. 2 despite 8 points and 7 rebounds from Rhon Mitchell. He is averaging 9.7 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.
StatSmack! Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is better than Lamar
More violent crime happens per capita in Beaumont so be careful if you visit (when compared to Corpus Christi -- according to the FBI).
At least you keep showing up. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has an average margin of victory of 14 over Lamar in 5 wins since 2001.
Hameed Ali is ranked 5th in the Southland in steals.
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi three-point leader (William Nelson, 23 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Lamar three-point leader (Donley Minor, 18 three-pointers).