Texas A&M-CC looks to extend streak vs McNeese St.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (12-17, 7-9) vs. McNeese State (9-20, 5-11)
H&HP Complex, Lake Charles, Louisiana; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Texas A&M-CC looks for its ninth straight win in the head-to-head series over McNeese St.. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has won by an average of 11 points in its last eight wins over the Cowboys. McNeese State’s last win in the series came on Jan. 10, 2013, a 75-71 win.
SENIOR STUDS: McNeese State’s James Harvey, Jarren Greenwood and Trey Touchet have collectively scored 34 percent of the team’s points this season and have accounted for 44 percent of all Cowboys scoring over the last five games.
SOLID SOUTH: Kareem South has connected on 38 percent of the 129 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 11 of 27 over his last five games. He’s also converted 81.2 percent of his free throws this season.
WINLESS WHEN: McNeese State is 0-17 this year when it scores 72 points or fewer and 9-3 when it scores at least 73.
UNDEFEATED WHEN: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is a perfect 8-0 when it scores at least 73 points. The Islanders are 4-17 when scoring any fewer than 73.
STINGY DEFENSE: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has held opposing teams to 66.6 points per game, the second-lowest figure among all Southland teams.