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Despite leading for most of the second half, the Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islanders weren't able to pull off the upset against Missouri. Jimmy McKinney hit a jumper with 10 seconds left to put Missouri ahead, but the Islanders couldn't capitalize and missed the potential game-winner at the buzzer.

Not that beating Missouri would've been any great accomplishment this year (they've already lost to Davidson), but it is Texas A&M Corpus Christi. They're a good team, evidently, but the name doesn't exactly scream out "basketball powerhouse." They haven't played a game this big since they lost in the finals of the Price Cutter Classic.


I'm relatively ignorant about our nation's geography, but I thought the Islanders nickname seemed a little odd for a Texas school. As it turns out, however, the school has their own damn island. It may not be as tropical as their logo seems to imply, but it exists. Really. Check it out.