Texas A&amp,M-Corpus Christi 82, Texas-Arlington 79

Kevin Palmer scored a game-high 26 points to lift Texas

A&M-Corpus Christi to an 82-79 victory over Texas-Arlington on

Saturday night in the final game of the regular season for both


The Islanders (16-14, 10-6 Southland) were up by 12 points early

in the second half.

But Texas-Arlington (16-13. 8-8) chipped away to pull within a

point, 79-80, with six seconds left on a 3-pointer by LaMarcus Reed


Palmer, however, then made a pair of free throws with three

seconds left to clinch the win.

Demond Watt added 24 points for the Islanders, while Horace Bond

had 11 points and Shamar Coombs had 10.

Marquez Haynes led the Mavericks with 17 points. Brandon Long

added 15 points and Jordan Reves had 10.

With the win, the Islanders clinched the No. 3 seed in the

Southland Conference tournament, which begins next week. The

Mavericks will enter at No. 7.