2017–18 Texas A&M–Corpus Christi Islanders men's basketball team

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2017–18 Texas A&M–Corpus Christi Islanders men's basketball
Texas A&M–Corpus Christi Islanders wordmark.svg
ConferenceSouthland Conference
2017–18 record11–18 (8–10 Southland)
Head coachWillis Wilson (7th season)
Assistant coaches
  • Marty Gross
  • Mark Dannhoff
  • Terry Johnson
Home arenaAmerican Bank Center
Dugan Wellness Center
Seasons
2017–18 Southland Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Southeastern Louisiana 15 3   .833     22 12   .647
Nicholls State 15 3   .833     21 11   .656
Stephen F. Austin 14 4   .778     28 7   .800
Sam Houston State 12 6   .667     21 15   .583
Lamar 11 7   .611     19 14   .576
New Orleans 11 7   .611     16 17   .485
Central Arkansas 10 8   .556     18 17   .514
Abilene Christian 8 10   .444     16 16   .500
Texas A&M–CC 8 10   .444     11 18   .379
McNeese State 8 10   .444     11 17   .393
Incarnate Word 2 16   .111     7 21   .250
Houston Baptist 2 16   .111     6 25   .194
Northwestern State 1 17   .056     4 25   .138
2018 Southland Tournament winner

The 2017–18 Texas A&M–Corpus Christi Islanders men's basketball team represented Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi in the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Islanders were led by head coach Willis Wilson, in his seventh season at Texas A&M–Corpus Christi as members of the Southland Conference. They played their home games at the American Bank Center and the Dugan Wellness Center. They finished the season 11–18, 8–10 in Southland play to finish in a three-way tie for eighth place. Due to tiebreakers, they received the No. 8 seed in the Southland Tournament where they lost to New Orleans in the first round.

Previous season[edit]

The Islanders finished the 2016–17 season 24–12, 12–6 in Southland play to finish in a three-way tie for second place. They defeated Stephen F. Austin to advance to the championship game of the Southland Tournament where they lost to New Orleans.[1] They received an invitation to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament where they defeated Georgia State, Weber State, Fort Wayne,[2] and UMBC[3] to advance to the championship game where they lost to Saint Peter's.[4][5]

Roster[edit]

2017–18 Texas A&M–Corpus Christi Islanders men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 0 Kyle Brown 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 150 lb (68 kg) RS So Missouri City, Texas
G 2 Myles Smith 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Klein, Texas
G 3 Joe Kilgore 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Houston, Texas
G 4 Ehab Amin 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Alexandria, Egypt
G 5 David Bloom 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr Plano, Texas
F 10 Perry Francois 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) So North Miami, Florida
G 11 Kareem South 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) RS So Toronto, Ontario, Canada
G 12 Peyton Smith 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Corpus Christi, Texas
F 13 Deion Rhea 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr Porter, Texas
F 14 Elijah Schmidt 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Spring, Texas
F 15 Sean Rhea 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Fr Porter, Texas
G 20 Colin Hale 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) So Aransas Pass, Texas
G 21 Tre Gray 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Oakland, California
G 22 Emmanuel Toney 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) RS Sr Bowie, Maryland
G/F 24 Jamell Bradley 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS Fr San Antonio, Texas
F 34 York Benjamin 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS Fr Tulsa, Oklahoma
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: January 26, 2018

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov. 2, 2017*
7:00 pm
Texas A&M–Kingsville L 80–82 OT
American Bank Center (1,947)
Corpus Christi, TX
Non-conference regular season
Nov. 10, 2017*
7:30 pm
Our Lady of the Lake W 69–68  1–0
Dugan Wellness Center (1,177)
Corpus Christi, TX
Nov. 13, 2017*
7:00 pm, FCS
at No. 25 Baylor L 46–70  1–1
Ferrell Center (4,454)
Waco, TX
Nov. 15, 2017*
7:00 pm
Texas–Rio Grande Valley
South Texas Showdown
L 75–82  1–2
American Bank Center (1,437)
Corpus Christi, TX
Nov. 19, 2017*
12:00 pm, SECN+
at Georgia L 65–68  1–3
Stegeman Coliseum (6,220)
Athens, GA
Nov. 24, 2017*
TBA
at UTSA L 58–72  1–4
UTSA Convocation Center (965)
San Antonio, TX
Nov. 29, 2017*
7:00 pm
Texas State L 53–66  1–5
Strahan Coliseum (1,548)
San Marcos, TX
Dec. 1, 2017*
7:00 pm
Texas Lutheran W 80–42  2–5
Dugan Wellness Center (1,072)
Corpus Christi, TX
Dec. 6, 2017*
7:00 pm
at UTRGV
South Texas Showdown
L 78–82  2–6
UTRGV Fieldhouse (764)
Edinburg, TX
Dec. 15, 2017*
7:00 pm
St. Mary's (TX) W 71–55  3–6
Dugan Wellness Center (1,011)
Corpus Christi, TX
Dec. 19, 2017*
6:00 pm, SECN
at Ole Miss L 63–85  3–7
The Pavilion at Ole Miss (6,102)
Oxford, MS
Southland regular season
Dec 28, 2017
1:00 pm
at Central Arkansas L 69–81  3–8
(0–1)
Farris Center (548)
Conway, AR
Dec 30, 2017
7:30 pm
Lamar L 72–77  3–9
(0–2)
American Bank Center (2,472)
Corpus Christi, TX
Jan 3, 2018
7:00 pm
Northwestern State W 67–65  4–9
(1–2)
American Bank Center (1,117)
Corpus Christi, TX
Jan 10, 2018
7:00 pm, KDF
Sam Houston State L 50–82  4–10
(1–3)
American Bank Center (1,722)
Corpus Christi, TX
Jan 13, 2018
4:15 pm
at New Orleans L 55–61  4–11
(1–4)
Lakefront Arena (731)
New Orleans, LA
Jan 16, 2018
7:30 pm
at Nicholls State L 61–91  4–12
(1–5)
Stopher Gymnasium (213)
Thibodaux, LA
Jan 24, 2018
7:00 pm, KDF
Abilene Christian W 80–66  5–12
(2–5)
American Bank Center (700)
Corpus Christi, TX
Jan 27, 2018
7:30 pm, ESPN3
Houston Baptist W 79–69 OT 6–12
(3–5)
American Bank Center 
Corpus Christi, TX
Jan 31, 2018
7:00 pm, ELVN
at Southeastern Louisiana W 67–54  7–12
(4–5)
University Center (1,023)
Hammond, LA
Feb 3, 2018
3:00 pm
at Incarnate Word W 56–51  8–12
(5–5)
McDermott Convocation Center (1,532)
San Antonio, TX
Feb 7, 2018
6:30 pm, ESPN3
at Sam Houston State L 64–66  8–13
(5–6)
Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum (1,123)
Huntsville, TX
Feb 10, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN3
New Orleans L 53–62  8–14
(5–7)
American Bank Center (3,317)
Corpus Christi, TX
Feb 14, 2018
7:00 pm, KDF
Stephen F. Austin L 68–87  8–15
(5–8)
American Bank Center (1,216)
Corpus Christi, TX
Feb 17, 2018
4:30 pm, ESPN3
at Lamar L 76–79  8–16
(5–9)
Montagne Center (1,953)
Beaumont, TX
Feb 21, 2018
7:00 pm
at Abilene Christian
Postponed (inclement weather), Make-up Feb. 22[6]
  
Moody Coliseum 
Abilene, TX
Feb 22, 2018
7:00 pm
at Abilene Christian W 76–67  9–16
(6–9)
Moody Coliseum (1,221)
Abilene, TX
Feb 24, 2018
1:30 pm, KDF
Incarnate Word L 62–69  9–17
(6–10)
American Bank Center (1,970)
Corpus Christi, TX
Feb 28, 2018
7:00 pm, ELVN
McNeese State W 82–70  10–17
(7–10)
American Bank Center (1,235)
Corpus Christi, TX
Mar 3, 2018
7:00 pm
at Houston Baptist W 92–87  11–17
(8–10)
Sharp Gymnasium (842)
Houston, TX
Southland Tournament
Mar 7, 2018
5:00 pm
(8) vs. (5) New Orleans
First Round
L 76–83  11–18
Leonard E. Merrell Center (970)
Katy, TX
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

See also[edit]

2017–18 Texas A&M–Corpus Christi Islanders women's basketball team

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Texas A&M-CC vs. New Orleans - Game Recap - March 11, 2017 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  2. ^ Staff, IPFW Athletic (2017-03-26). "Fort Wayne's CIT Run Ends 78-62 To Texas A&M-Corpus Christi". WANE. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  3. ^ "Texas A&M-CC vs. UMBC - Game Recap - March 29, 2017 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  4. ^ "CIT Championship 2017: St. Peter's defeats Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to win the CIT". Mid-Major Madness. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  5. ^ "2016-17 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders Schedule and Results | College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com". College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  6. ^ http://acusports.com/news/2018/2/20/mens-basketball-wildcats-begin-final-push-for-katy-at-home-vs-islanders.aspx