Sunday, December 4, 2016

ESPN3: Troy to Host Alabama State on Sunday, 6:15 p.m. ET

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TROY, Alabama – Troy men's basketball will play on Sunday for the only time this season with a 5:15 matchup against Alabama State in Trojan Arena. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3 with Ali Forbes and Barry McKnight on the call.

The Trojans (3-4) are coming off a 80-74 home loss to USF on Thursday. The Bulls led for 38:48 of game play, yet after being down as much as 21, Troy cut the lead to five with roughly two minutes left before eventually falling.

The home loss came after a four-game stretch on the road. Troy dropped the first three contests against UAB, Eastern Illinois and San Francisco before earning a 65-63 win at Hawai'i.

Jordon Varnado and Wesley Person have again been the stalwarts for the Trojans this season. Both are averaging 13.9 points per game on the season. They've been aided by the scoring of newcomers Kevin Baker and Juan Davis, Jr. who are averaging 8.6 and 8.0 points per game, respectively.

Against USF, Jeremy Hollimon had a team-high 15 points, which marked the first time this season the senior led the team in points. DeVon Walker had 12 points and 10 rebounds for his first double-double as a Trojan.

On the other side, Alabama State has had to play six-of-seven games on the road en route to a 1-6 record to start the season. The first home game was the Hornets' last, a 72-69 loss to Jacksonville State.

Overall Series: 11-10, ALABAMA STATE
Streak: TROY W1
Last: Troy 85-69, Dec. 7, 2013. Troy, Ala.

Jordon Varnado: 13.9 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 13 blocks
Wesley Person: 13.9 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 15 3-pointers

Rodney Simeon: 13.7 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 10 steals
Tony Armstrong: 11.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 20 offensive rebounds

• The Trojans have two players ranked in the top-10 in rebounding in the Sun Belt Conference. DeVon Walker is fifth with 7.3 rebounds per game and Jordon Varnado is seventh with 7.1 rebounds per game.

• Troy is first in the Sun Belt in blocked shots. The Trojans lead the conference with 33 blocks, seven more than any other team.

• USF's 43 first-half points were the most points Troy allowed in a half this season.

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