Texas A&M-Corpus Christi vs Abilene Christian

Texas A&M-CC edges Abilene Christian 71-69


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ABILENE, Texas (AP) John Jordan and Rashawn Thomas scored 20 points each and Texas A&M-CC needed a big 3-pointer in the final seconds to edge Abilene Christian 71-69 on Saturday.

Abilene Christian (8-16, 2-8 Southland Conference) led by 16 points in the first half, but Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (11-14, 8-4) closed the gap to six at and trailed the Wildcats 35-29 at intermission.

Texas A&M-CC regained the lead 41-38 on three consecutive Thomas scores, 3 minutes in to the period. Abilene Christian fell further behind but rallied from a 10 point deficit in the final minutes, tying the score at 68 with 1:36 left.

The Wildcats made a free throw and led 69-68 before Brandon Pye hit a 3-pointer with 7 seconds left giving the Islanders the victory.

Julian Edmonson scored 18 points for the Wildcats, who shot 55 percent, including 10 of 20 from long range in the losing effort.

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
SF Austin17-129-533
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