NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jordon Varnado scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Alex Hicks added 13 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and Troy rallied to beat South Alabama 69-62 in Wednesday's opening round of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament.
Wesley Person scored 13 points for the seventh-seeded Trojans (16-16), who advance to face No. 2 seed Georgia State in a Friday quarterfinal.
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Jake Allsmiller and Tookie Brown lived beyond the arc on Saturday, making 13 of 16 attempts to total 52 points as Georgia Southern beat Troy 89-83 to clinch the No. 3 seed in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament.
Georgia Southern (20-11, 11-7) earned a first-round bye in the tourney which begins on Wednesday in New Orleans.
Miller scores late to help Troy hold off UL-Monroe 73-67
TROY, Ala. (AP) — B.J. Miller scored his only points in the final minutes of the game to help Troy secure a 73-67 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday afternoon.
Bartley helps Louisiana claim Sun Belt title 81-76 at Troy
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Frank Bartley scored 22 points, Marcus Stroman made four free throws in the last 28 seconds and Louisiana held off Troy 81-76 Thursday night to claim its first Sun Belt Conference championship in 18 years.
Appalachian State beats Troy 65-54
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Ronshad Shabazz scored 15 points, Griffin Kinney had 12 points and eight rebounds and Appalachian State beat Troy 65-54 on Saturday.
App State outscored the Trojans 15-2 over the first seven minutes of the second half for a 49-29 lead. Jordon Varnado made two 3-pointers during an 8-2 Troy run to pull to 61-54 with 43 seconds left but O'Showen Williams and Justin Forrest made four free throws to seal it.
Varnado leads Troy with double-double in 82-64 win
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Jordon Varnado scored 23 points with 13 rebounds and Troy defeated Little Rock 82-64 on Saturday.
Varnado has scored in double figures in all 18 games he has played this season, having missed seven with a foot injury. His double-double was his fifth this season and 16th of the junior's career.
Javan Johnson scored 13 points and Wesley Person and Juan Davis Jr. added 11 each for Troy (12-13, 6-6 Sun Belt), which shot 52 percent on its way to a third straight victory.
Person, Varnado help Troy post overtime win
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Wesley Person scored 24 points, including two 3-pointers late in regulation, and Jordon Varnado scored six of his 18 points in overtime to lead Troy to an 89-83 victory over Arkansas State on Thursday night.
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.
UL Monroe has strong 2nd half, beats Troy 76-71
MONROE, La. (AP) — Sam McDaniel scored the last seven points for Louisiana Monroe as the Warhawks had a strong second half to beat Troy 76-71 on Thursday night to stop a four-game skid.
Varnado’s putback lifts Troy over App State 81-79
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Jordon Varnado had 14 points and 10 rebounds on Monday night and scored the winning basket on a putback with 2.7 seconds left to help Troy beat Appalachian State 81-79.
Hicks has career night, Troy gets 1st Sun Belt win, 79-64
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Alex Hicks had a career night with 30 points and 16 rebounds to lead Troy to its first Sun Belt Conference win 79-64 over South Alabama on Saturday.
Hicks, whose previous high was 28 points, also had four blocks and three assists for Troy (8-10, 2-3). Hicks hit 11 of 15 from the floor and made 7 of 8 free-throw attempts. Wesley Person added 13 points and Jordon Varnado chipped in 12 for the Trojans.
Neal, Hervey lead UT Arlington to 86-76 win over Troy
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Erick Neal and Kevin Hervey combined for 40 points as UT Arlington rolled over Troy 86-76 to get its first Sun Belt Conference win of the season on Thursday night.
Neal had 21 points with seven assists and Hervey added 19 points with eight rebounds for UT Arlington (10-6, 1-2). Kaelon Wilson scored 16 and grabbed 10 rebounds — his sixth career double-double.
Georgia Southern holds off Troy 86-80 in milestone win
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Tookie Brown poured in 31 points as Georgia Southern came from behind to knock off defending champion Troy 86-80 and reach a program milestone in a Sun Belt Conference opener Friday night.
Person, Troy hold off stubborn NAIA Milligan Buffaloes 80-67
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Wesley Person scored 23 points, and Juan Davis Jr. and B.J. Miller each contributed 13 as Troy survived several cold stretches to beat NAIA member Milligan College, 80-67 on Thursday night.
Troy led by as many as 23 points in the first half and held a 16-point advantage at intermission, but the Buffalos rallied, cutting the deficit to just five points, 49-44 on Mike Featherston's 3-pointer with 12:52 left.
Cokley has 5th double-double and UAB powers past Troy 90-78
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Chris Cokley notched his fifth double-double this season as UAB defeated Troy 90-78 Tuesday night, extending its win streak against the Trojans to 10 games.
Cokley left late in the game with an ankle injury but is said to be ready for Saturday's game at Auburn.
Person with 27 points leads Troy past UIC 87-66
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Wesley Person scored 27 points and grabbed four rebounds and Troy rolled past Illinois-Chicago 87-66 at the Adolph Rupp Classic on Wednesday night.
Person was 7 of 15 from the field including five 3-pointers for the Trojans (5-3) who have won three straight. B.J. Miller had 12 points and five rebounds and Javan Johnson added 10.
Troy beats Delaware State 95-64
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Wesley Person made 5 of 7 from 3-point range and scored 22 to help Troy beat Delaware State 95-64 on Monday night.
Shawn Hopkins went 3 of 5 from long distance and Juan Davis Jr. was 2 of 3 from the arc, each finishing with 16 points. Alex Hicks added 15 points for the Trojans (4-3).
The Hornets (2-5) scored the opening basket, but the Trojans followed with a 20-2 run, capped by Javan Johnson's 3-pointer with 13:13 left in the first half.
Person, Varnado help spark Troy over ETSU 73-65
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Wesley Person and Jordon Varnado combined for 43 points and Troy fended off ETSU 73-65 Wednesday night.
Person went on a tear, scoring 19 of Troy's final 23 points, hitting six of eight from 3-point range, seven of 10 overall. He made five 3s in a less than four-minute span late.
Person finished with 22 points, Varnado, who's scored in double-digits in the first half in three games this season, scored 21 for the Trojans (3-3).
No. 8 Kentucky holds off Troy down the stretch for 70-62 win
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The growing pains continue for Kentucky's youngsters, who this time struggled to finish off an opponent rather than overcome it.
Kevin Knox scored 17 points and the No. 8 Wildcats built a big lead in the second half before withstanding a late rally by Troy to hold on for a 70-62 victory on Monday night.
Hicks’ career night helps lift Troy to 106-71 win
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Alex Hicks scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, freshman Javan Johnson added a career-best 18 points with nine rebounds, and Troy beat NAIA Brewton-Parker 106-71 on Thursday night.
Drammeh, Purchase lead Hawaii to 72-67 OT win over Troy
HONOLULU (AP) — Sherriff Drammeh had 15 points, five rebounds and five assists and Jack Purchase added 12 points, eight rebounds and four assists to help Hawaii beat Troy 72-67 in overtime Monday night to win the Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic.
Gibson Johnson also had 12 points and eight rebounds and Brocke Stepteau scored 10 points, including a 3-pointer in overtime that gave Hawaii (3-0) the lead for good.
Person hits 4 3s, scores 17 as Troy beats UAPB 81-57
HONOLULU (AP) — Wesley Person led five Troy players in double figures with 17 points, including four 3-pointers, to help the Trojans beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 81-57 on Sunday night at the Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic.
Javan Johnson scored 13 points, Jordon Varnado added 11 and Shawn Hopkins and B.J. Miller had 10 points apiece for Troy (1-1).