A&M-Corpus Christi at Southeastern men’s game to be featured on ESPNEWS

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David Kiefer
(Photo: Erik Williams/Southland Communications)

FRISCO – The Southland Conference announced that the Feb. 4 match-up between Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Southeastern at the University Center in Hammond, La. will be televised on ESPNEWS at 11 a.m. CT.

“We are extremely excited to host the first nationally televised game in Hammond, America,” said Lions Head Coach David Kiefer. “We are looking forward to showcasing not only our program, but also our university, campus, and community. The Southland Conference is as competitive as any and we are honored to have been chosen to showcase our conference on a national stage against the defending Southland Conference Tournament champions. This game presents not only a great opportunity for our program but also a great test.”

The Islanders and Lions met on Jan. 12 in Corpus Christi and put on an incredible show. Trailing by as many as 14 and down three late in the game, Alec Woodard of Southeastern put up a desperation contested shot which rimmed in with five seconds left to tie the score at 69 and send the game to overtime.

From there, the Lion offense came alive as they handed the Islanders their only home loss of the season, 85-82.

“This is a great opportunity to garner national exposure against a talented Southland opponent in front of an expanded audience,” said Islanders Head Coach Steve Lutz. “Every game in this conference has been very competitive and we’re thrilled to be able to display the league’s brand. Both our school and our fan base are excited for this matchup against Southeastern.”

The two sides are familiar with each other in big games as the two met in the Southland Men’s Basketball Championship Game last March on ESPN2 with A&M-Corpus Christi defeating Southeastern 73-65 to clinch the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

ESPN+ has been the home for Southland men’s and women’s basketball all season long including all 70 conference contests played thus far in 2022-23.

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