Recap: TX A&M-CC vs. IUPU-Ft Wayne
Corpus Christi, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - John Jordan nailed a jump shot in the waning seconds to lift the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders to a 72-71 triumph over the IUPU-Fort Wayne Mastodons during the Islanders Basketball Tournament at the American Bank Center.
Jordan finished with 28 points on 10-of-16 shooting for the Islanders (2-1). Hameed Ali added 13 points and Joy Williamson chipped in 12.
Joe Edwards scored 19 points to lead IPFW (1-2). Pierre Bland and Isaiah McCray each tallied 14 points and Steve Forbes chipped in 12.
At the end of a back and forth first half the Islanders had a 33-32 lead after shooting 59.1 percent from the field. IPFW hit 48.1 percent from the floor but forced eight turnovers and had five more field goal tries in the period.
Bland made a layup with just under a minute to play to give IPFW a 71-70 lead. Jordan missed a layup on the Islanders' next possession but Michael Kibiloski turned the ball over with 13 seconds to play to set up a chance at redemption for Jordan, which he took advantage of, connecting on the game- winning jumper.
The game featured 12 ties and 23 lead changes. The Islanders had a 19-12 edge in points off turnovers.Game Notes