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Islanders drop season opener to Louisiana Tech

The Bulldogs used a big surge at the end of the first half to drop Texas A&M-CC in the 2019-2020 opener.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Story Headlines

- The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi men's basketball team fell to Louisiana Tech, 82-49, on Wednesday on the Corpus Christi Athletic Club Court at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.

- The game was the 2019-20 season opener for both programs.

- Jashawn Talton-Thomas scored a game-high 14 points. The senior added seven rebounds and two assists.

Key Islander Statistics

- Elijah Schmidt tied Talton-Thomas with a team-high seven rebounds. He added six points and one assist.

- Nolan Bertain made his Islander debut, scoring six points off a pair of three pointers. He added two rebounds in 27 minutes of action.

- For Talton-Thomas, Wednesday was his 12th double-digit scoring performance of his career. Last season he led the team in scoring six times and in rebounds nine times.

Islander Notables

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is now 7-2 all time in season openers under head coach Willis Wilson and 18-3 in program history ... sophomore Jalon Clark made the first start of his career ... Jalen White, Aristotelis Sotiriou and Javae Lampkins also made their A&M-Corpus Christi debuts ... Myles Smith hit the pregame half court shot ... the announced attendance was 1,027.

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Up Next

- The Islanders hit the road for an SEC test at Vanderbilt on Monday, Nov. 11, in Nashville, Tenn. The game will tip off at 7 p.m. and can be heard locally on 1440 KEYS. It will be broadcasted nationally on the SEC Network. There will be an Islander Watch Party for the game at the Executive Surf Club downtown.