Top Performance #8: Jordan’s Buzzer Beater Sends Islanders Past IPFW
CORPUS CHRISTI – Throughout the summer of 2014, GoIslanders.com will look back at the best moments and athletic performances from the 2013-14 school year.
Every Tuesday, we will bring you one of the top 10 individual performances, with Thursdays bringing the year's top 10 moments. Be sure to keep tabs on GoIslanders.com throughout the summer to celebrate all the great moments.
Top Performance #8: Jordan's Buzzer Beater Sends Islanders Past IPFW
It was an even matchup between the Texas A&M - Corpus Christi men's basketball team and IPFW as they both entered the Holiday Inn Downtown Marina Islanders Basketball Tournament with a 1-1 record. In a game that featured 12 ties and 23 lead changes, the game came down to the final 4.2 seconds.
First Team All-Southland Conference pick John Jordan and a favorite for Southland Conference Player of the Year, carried his team with a career-high 28 points and clinched a jumper to lift the Islanders to a 72-71 victory. There were many contributing performances, including veterans Hameed Ali with 13 points and Joy Williamson with 12 to go along with eight rebounds, but it was Jordan's heroic shot that led the team to victory.
The Islanders and Mastodons went back-and-forth in the first half until Williamson hit a three-point play with nine seconds left to give the home squad a 33-32 lead going into the locker room. The second half was similar to the first as both teams battled for the lead. The Mastadons were ahead 71-70 and had a chance to run down the clock in the closing seconds. Ali, however, made an outstanding play to create a turnover with less than 15 seconds remaining. From there, the Islanders put the ball into their leading scorer's hands.
Jordan carried the ball down the court and was met by a challenging IPFW defense. The Houston native moved from the top of the key to the left side trying to fight off the defenders before nailing the buzzer beater jumper to clinch the victory for the Islanders.
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June 17 - #10: Bourque Leads Islanders to Best SLC Start in Program History
June 24 - #9: Shaw's Explosive Weekend at UIW and ACU
July 1 - #8: Jordan's Buzzer Beater Sends Islanders Past IPFW
June 19 - #10: Islanders Softball Sweeps Lamar
June 26 - #9: Shaw's Late Three Lifts Islanders Past UCA