Sophomore guard Jhivvan Jackson notched his seventh straight game of 20 points or more on Thursday night, scoring 22, as UTSA registered a 64-50 victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
In the game played at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, the Roadrunners held the Islanders to 29 percent shooting from the field.
Jackson hit four 3-point buckets and pulled down eight rebounds to lead the Roadrunners, who have won two in a row and five of their last seven.
Kareem South led the Islanders with 23 points.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 5-6
In his seven-game streak, Jackson has scored 21 against both Florida Gulf Coast and Houston Baptist, 22 against Texas State, 28 (Mid-America Christian), 20 (Arkansas), 23 (Bethany) and 22 (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi). He started the season on the bench, sitting out the first three games to complete rehabilitation from knee surgery.
“I’m feeling great. I’m getting, basically, my conditioning back. My knee is good. It’s not bothering me or anything, and I’m just looking forward to the rest of the season.” — UTSA guard Jhivvan Jackson said on the team’s radio broadcast.
UTSA forced Texas A&M-Corpus Christi into a season-high 23 turnovers, its most since forcing the Islanders into 25 turnovers last year. In the last 80 minutes vs. TAMU-CC, UTSA has forced the Islanders into 48 turnovers. #BirdsUp🤙
— UTSA Basketball (@UTSAMBB) December 21, 2018