UTRGV Knocks of Texas A&M Corpus-Christi in Edinburg

Photo Credit - Jesica Gonzalez

(CBS 4 Sports) - The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) m en's basketball team completed the season sweep of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 82-78 Wednesday at the UTRGV Fieldhouse in Edinburg.

Senior Nick Dixon led UTRGV with 24 points on 8-of-12 shooting, four rebounds, four assists and three steals. and senior Mike Hoffman finished with 10 points and four rebounds.

Joseph Kilgore led Corpus Christi with 25 points and seven rebounds. Emmanuel Toney scored 15 points.

UTRGV hit five of its first eight shots while forcing three turnovers to take a 14-4 lead over the first five minutes. Corpus Christi responded by hitting seven of its next 11 shots, including a trio of three-pointers, to go on an 18-2 run and take a 22-16 lead.

UTRGV pushed its lead to 10 on a McDonald jumper that made the score 47-37 at the start of the second half.

Corpus Christi chipped away at the UTRGV leader and outscored the RGV hoopsters 29-18 over the next 12 minutes to take a 66-65 lead. A jumper by senior Dan Kimasa put UTRGV up 67-66 before a Tre Gray three gave Corpus Christi the lead. Kimasa answered with a layup to tie the game at 69 before a Perry Francois jumper again gave Corpus Christi the advantage. McDonald tied the game again, this time with a layup.

York Benjamin hit a pair of free throws to put Corpus Christi ahead 74-73, but Dixon hit a three-pointer and McDonald made a layup to give UTRGV the lead for good.

UTRGV returns to the Fieldhouse on Saturday when they host UC-Irvine

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