Texas A&M-Corpus Christi beats SE Louisiana 68-57

2/25/10 in NCAABB

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- Kevin Palmer scored 26 points, and Texas A&M Corpus Christi withstood a late rally for a 68-57 victory against Southeastern Louisiana on Wednesday night.

Demond Watt added 17 points and nine rebounds for the Islanders (14-13, 8-5 Southland Conference), who had a 25-point second-half lead whittled to six in the last two minutes. A layup and three free throws by Palmer down the stretch helped seal the win.

Rodney Jones had 15 points and Patrick Sullivan 11 for the Lions (15-11, 7-6).

Watt, who shot 81.5 percent in his previous three games, was 6 of 10 from the floor for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, which snapped a three-game losing streak.

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