The FRISCO-Southland Conference announced that the February 4th matchup between Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Southeastern at the University Center in Hammond, Louisiana will air on ESPNEWS at 11am.
Lions head coach David Kiefer said, “We are extremely excited to host the first nationally televised game in Hammond, USA.” The Southland Conference is as competitive as any competition and we are honored to showcase our conference on the national stage against the defending Southland Conference Tournament Champions. The game is not only a great opportunity for our program, but also a great test.”
The Islanders and Lions met in Corpus Christi on January 12th and put on a great show. Southeastern’s Alec Woodard, trailing by 14 in the second half of the game and down three, hit a desperate contest shot and limped in with five seconds left to tie the score at 69 and send the game into overtime. rice field.
From there, the Lions attack flourished, giving the Islanders their only home loss of the season, 85-82.
“This is a great opportunity to gain national exposure against a talented Southland opponent in front of a wider audience,” said Islanders head coach Steve Lutz. Every match has been very competitive and we are thrilled to be able to showcase the league’s brand.Both our school and our fan base are thrilled about this match against Southeastern.”
Both teams were in the big game as A&M-Corpus Christi defeated Southeastern 73-65 in the Southland Men’s Basketball Championship Game on ESPN2 last March, winning automatic bids to the conference’s NCAA Tournament. know each other well.
ESPN+ has been home to Southland’s men’s and women’s basketball throughout the season, including all 70 conference competitions played to date in 2022-23.