DAYTON, Ohio — Isaac Mushila had 15 points and 12 rebounds as Texas A&M-Corpus Christi held off Southeast Missouri State 75-71 on Tuesday night to earn the first NCAA Tournament win in program history.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi went 4 of 4 at the free-throw line in the final 15 seconds to ice the game and help the Islanders advance to play top-seeded Alabama in the South Region.

They will play the No. 1 overall seed Crimson Tide on Thursday.

The 16th-seeded Islanders (24-10), winners of the Southland Conference, returned to the First Four for a second straight season and led for all but 23 seconds.

Southeast Missouri State (19-17) erased a 10-point deficit and tied it at 64 when Chris Harris made both free throws with 3:07 left.

Trevian Tennyson scooped in a layup off the glass to give Texas A&M-Corpus Christi a 72-69 lead with 22 seconds left, but Phillip Russell drove for a layup on the other end to bring the Redhawks within one.

Jalen Jackson, who scored a game-high 22 points, goes up for a shot as Nate Johnson defends during Texas A&M-CC’s 75-71 win over Southeast Missouri State.
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Jalen Jackson made two foul shots with 14 seconds remaining to extend the lead to 74-71, and Russell came up short on a good look at a 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds to go.

Mushila grabbed the rebound and sank one of two free throws for the final margin.

Jackson led the Islanders with 22 points, going 14 of 18 at the free-throw line.

Ross Williams added 13 points, Tennyson scored 12 and De’Lazarus Keys pulled down 10 rebounds.

Southeast Missouri State's Chris Harris looks to make a move on Trevian Tennyson during Texas A&M-CC's win.
Southeast Missouri State’s Chris Harris looks to make a move on Trevian Tennyson during Texas A&M-CC’s win.

Harris scored 23 points before foiling out for No. 16 seed Southeast Missouri State, the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament champion.

The Redhawks went 9 of 20 at the free-throw line and shot 47 percent from the field.