Person scores 19, late run lifts Troy over Georgia Southern
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Wesley Person scored 19 points, DeVon Walker added 15 with nine rebounds and Troy knocked off Sun Belt Conference-leader Georgia Southern 83-76 on Monday night.
Juan Davis Jr. added 10 points and Kevin Baker scored eight with six rebounds and seven assists for Troy (12-11, 4-5).
The Trojans hit three 3-pointers, and five different players scored, during a 15-3 run that made it 20-12 and they led the rest of the way. Mike Hughes made a 3 and then a layup to cap a 7-1 spurt and trim Georgia Southern’s deficit to 73-72 with 3:20 to go, but the Eagles missed four of their last five shots and Troy scored 10 of the last 14 points to seal it. The Trojans made 8 of 10 free throws in the final 2:08.
Ike Smith scored 20 and Hughes added 15 for Georgia Southern (14-8, 7-2), which has lost two in a row.
The Eagles missed 10 of 12 shots as Troy used a 25-7 run to make it 61-39 with 12 minutes left.