HAMMOND, La. -- Kareem South scored 21 points with four 3-pointers, Sean Rhea added 11 points, and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi beat Southeastern Louisiana 67-54 on Wednesday night to win its third straight.
Joseph Kilgore scored 10 points with three assists for the Islanders (7-12, 4-5 Southland Conference), who made all 14 of their free throws and held the Lions to 34.5 percent shooting from the floor.
Joshua Filmore's 3 put the Lions up 29-28 early in the second half, but Rhea's dunk sparked a 10-3 run and the Islanders led 53-45 on South's 3 with 3:50 left. Rhea scored back-to-back jumpers and the Islanders sealed it with 10 free throws in final 2:54.
The Islanders opened with three straight 3s for the lead, but trailed 22-20 on Filmore's 3 before rallying to a 26-24 halftime lead on Myles Smith's 3-point play.
Mannion, who recently reclassified and is ESPN's No.11 overall player in the class of 2019, chose Arizona over Marquette.
He'll fit in with Sean Miller's plans for a faster tempo on offense.
The cream of the crop of American high school basketball will congregate in Colorado Springs from Oct. 5-7, as USA Basketball unveils its newly expanded Junior National Team minicamp in collaboration with the NBA, NCAA and NBPA.
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