Troy sweeps rival for first time since 2009-10 season
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Wesley Person scored 18 points, Jordon Varnado had 17 and Troy defeated rival South Alabama 80-63 on Saturday for the Trojans’ first season sweep of the Jaguars since 2009-10.
Varnado added eight rebounds, four assists and three blocks while Person made four 3-pointers. Alex Hicks scored 14 points, B.J. Miller 13 and Kevin Baker had 11 points and 10 rebounds off the bench for his first career double. The Trojans (10-13, 4-6 Sun Belt) made 10 3-pointers.
Trhae Mitchell and Josh Ajayi scored 17 points apiece for South Alabama (11-12, 4-6) with Rodrick Sikes adding 12.
A 9-0 run with seven points from Miller late in the first half gave the Trojans the lead for good. Leading 61-53 with 8:35 remaining in the game, Troy used a 13-2 run to put the game away.