- Associated Press - Saturday, January 21, 2017

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Aurimas Majauskas had 21 points and John Dewey III added 19 as Sam Houston State picked up its sixth straight Southland Conference win, beating Texas A&M-;Corpus Christi 76-62 on Saturday night.

The hot-shooting Bearkats made 16 of 24 (67 percent) field goals in the first half to run out to a 45-27 lead at the break. Texas A&M-;Corpus Christi hit 10 of 27 shots in the first half. SHSU made 26 of 46 for the game while holding the Islanders to 21-of-55 shooting.

A&M-CC; cut the lead to 59-48 at the 8:53 mark in the second period, but got no closer.

The Bearkats (15-6, 6-2) dropped their first two conference games but have been on a roll since so that they now trail league-leader New Orleans by one-half game. They beat New Orleans 70-68 earlier.

Joseph Kilgore led the Islanders (9-9, 2-5) with 24 points and Ehab Amin added 19.

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