Texas A&M-Corpus Christi welcomes Nicholls State to American Bank Center on Saturday. Tipoff is at 8:30 p.m. EST. The Islanders fell to the Colonels 69-62 on Jan. 24 and are 2-3 against them over the last four years.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is currently in ninth place in the conference and Nicholls State is in fifth.
In their last outing, behind 23 points and 9 rebounds from William Nelson, the Islanders defeated Southeastern Louisiana 78-64 on Feb. 28. On top of his scoring average of 13.1 points per game, he delivers 7.4 rebounds per game. For the Colonels, Fred Hunter finished with 10 points and 14 rebounds in the 56-53 win over Sam Houston State on Feb. 28. He contributes a team-leading 19 points per game, 7.7 rebounds per game, and 1.7 steals per game.
StatSmack! Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is better than Nicholls State
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi assist leader (Johnathan Jordan, 138 assists) has more assists than the Nicholls State assist leader (Shane Rillieux, 64 assists).
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi blocks leader (Nate Maxey, 51 blocks) has more blocks than the Nicholls State blocks leader (JaMarkus Horace, 21 blocks).
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is 77.0 inches compared to 75.0 inches for Nicholls State.
Property crime happens more often per capita in Thibodaux so you better protect your valuables if you visit (when compared to Corpus Christi -- according to the FBI).