Texas A&M-CC beats Houston Baptist, gets tourney berth
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) Tony Lewis scored 12 points and a go-ahead jumper with 1:17 to play and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi clinched a Southland Conference Tournament berth with an 84-78 win over Houston Baptist in Saturday's regular-season finale for both teams.
Houston Baptist led 78-77 on Qon Murphy's layup with 1:54 left before Lewis hit his jumper. Elijah Schmidt's 3-pointer on the next possession put the Islanders up 81-78 and Jordan Hairston and Irshaad Hunte combined for three free throws from there.
Hairston made 4 of 6 3-pointers and scored 20 points and Myles Smith had 18 with five assists for the Islanders (14-17, 10-10), whose tournament seeding remains to be determined. Schmidt scored 12 points.MORE
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