Junior forward Isaac Mushila scored 16 points, and the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders held off a late challenge to post a 65-59 victory over the IUPUI Jaguars Tuesday night at UTSA.
With the win, the Islanders improved to 2-1 on the season under first-year coach Steve Lutz, a San Antonio native and 1991 graduate of East Central High School.
The Jaguars, meanwhile, fell to 0-4 under first-year coach Matt Crenshaw.
UTSA (1-2) will take on the University of Denver (2-1) in the second game of the night at 7:30.
Denver opened the three-day hoops festival on Monday with a 63-47 victory over IUPUI.
In the late game Monday, Division II Texas A&M Commerce upset Division I UTSA 65-62 on a buzzer beating, 3-point shot by Alphonso Willis.
The Roadrunners beat Trinity 97-66 last Tuesday, but since then, they have struggled. They fell 96-44 at Oklahoma last Friday and then dropped a game to the Division II Lions Monday night after leading by seven early in the second haf.
Tuesday’s scores, schedule
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 65, IUPUI 59
7:30 p.m. — Denver vs. UTSA
1 p.m. — Denver vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
4:30 p.m. — IUPUI vs. UTSA