Myron Dempsey had 12 points for the Islanders (4-15, 3-4 Southland Conference), who ended the game on a 24-10 run. Hawkins-Mast collected 11 rebounds.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi overcame a 10-point second-half deficit to take a 69-68 lead on Hawkins-Mast's jumper with 1:51 remaining. Johnathan Jordan stole the ball from Jones and made two free throws to give the Islanders a three-point lead, and Texas State had two missed 3-point attempts and a turnover on its last three possessions.
Jones shot 9 of 18 from the field and 13 of 14 from the line for the most points by a Texas A&M-Corpus Christi player since Kevin Palmer had 35 against Texas-Arlington on March 12, 2009.