CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- Myles Smith hit a jump shot as time expired to give Texas A&M-Corpus Christi a 69-68 victory over NAIA Our Lady of the Lake on Friday night.
Courtney Julien nailed a 3-pointer with :04 remaining to give the Saints a 68-67 lead. The Islanders called timeout and set up Smith's winning jumper.
Our Lady of the Lake led 29-28 at the break, but the Islanders took the second half 41-39 for the win.
The Saints made 21 field goals, hitting 10 of 36 from distance. A&M-CC was 22-of-61 from the floor but the Islanders were just 3 of 13 from beyond the arc, but made six more free throws than the Saints.
Julien led the Saints with 26 points.
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Michigan coach John Beilein can't yell or throw a chest pass yet after his offseason heart surgery, but the coach says he is ready for the upcoming season -- and fully expects to be recovered by that time.
Former Memphis All-American and NBA All-Star Penny Hardaway tipped off his first camp as new coach of the Tigers, and he's "really anxious" to get to work.
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