Mitchell lifts South Alabama over Troy 68-52
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Trhae Mitchell had 16 points and 14 rebounds to lead South Alabama to a 68-52 win over Troy on Saturday.
Josh Ajayi had 18 points for South Alabama (13-14, 6-8 Sun Belt Conference). Rodrick Sikes added 11 points. John Pettway had 10 points for the road team.
Troy scored 22 points in the first half, a season low, and the Trojans trailed 32-22 at the break.
Alex Hicks scored a season-high 21 points and had 13 rebounds for the Trojans (11-15, 4-10). Javan Johnson added 13 points. BJ Miller had five steals.
The Jaguars improved to 2-0 against the Trojans for the season. South Alabama defeated Troy 81-75 on Feb. 2.
South Alabama matches up against Texas-Arlington at home on Thursday. Troy faces Texas State at home on Thursday.