THIBODAUX, La. -- Kevin Palmer scored five of his 10 points in the game's final 39 seconds, lifting Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to a 69-68 win over Nicholls State on Saturday.
The teams traded leads throughout in a close game. Anatoly Bose hit a pair of free throws to put Nicholls State up 66-64 with 51 seconds remaining. Palmer answered with a 3-pointer on the Islanders' (13-10, 7-8 Southland Conference) next possession to put them up 67-66 12 seconds later.After Justin Payne made both of his free throws to put the Colonels (13-9, 6-3) up again with 17 seconds to play, Palmer hit two shots from the foul line with 3 seconds left to seal the win for the Islanders.Tim Green led the Islanders with 14 points.Fred Hunter paced the Colonels with 25 points.