Johnson scores 20 to carry Troy over Arkansas St. 84-79
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Javan Johnson matched his career high with 20 points as Troy narrowly beat Arkansas State 84-79 on Saturday.
Alex Hicks had 19 points and nine rebounds for Troy (11-12, 4-7 Sun Belt Conference), which ended its four-game losing streak. Spencer Rodgers added 12 points. Darian Adams had 12 points for the hosts.
Ty Cockfield II had 27 points for the Red Wolves (10-14, 4-7). J.J. Matthews added 15 points. Canberk Kus had 11 points.
Austin Peay beats Troy 79-74 in OT
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Chris Porter-Bunton had 16 points and 15 rebounds, Zach Glotta scored 17 points, and Austin Peay beat Troy 79-74 in overtime on Thursday night.
Glotta made two 3-pointers in overtime, the first to open the scoring and the second to give the Governors (3-4) the lead for good at 76-74 with 30 seconds left. Spencer Rodgers missed a pair of 3-point attempts for the Trojans (3-4) and Dayton Gumm made 3 of 4 free throws to help Austin Peay secure the win.
Troy seizes late control to down C. Arkansas 82-77
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Jordon Varnado scored 21 points and Troy outscored Central Arkansas with a late 12-7 spurt and won 82-77 on Sunday.
Varnado's 3-pointer put Troy (2-3) ahead 70-68. Eddy Kayouloud's layup tied it before Javon Johnson's 3-pointer with 3:33 left put Troy out front for good. The Trojans made eight of their last 10 shot attempts. Troy shot 29 of 56 (52 percent) from the field and posted eight 3-pointers. The Trojans led 43-34 at halftime.