Men’s Basketball

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Troy men’s basketball team snaps losing streak at Arkansas State

Taylor Boydstun Staff Writer The Troy men’s basketball team split a pair of road games, as it fell to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and toppled Arkansas State. On Thursday, Feb. 4, the Trojans (7-16, 2-10 Sun Belt) fell to UALR (20-2, 10-1 Sun Belt), 49-72, keeping Little Rock at the top of the Sun Belt rankings after their victory at the Jack Stephens Center. The Little Rock men were only ahead by 28-22 at halftime, but a strong run in the second half gave them a 23-point […]

by · February 11, 2016 · Men's Basketball, Sports
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Mountaineers top men’s basketball

Taylor Boydstun Staff Writer The Troy men’s basketball team dropped another close conference game, falling to Appalachian State 75-71 on Thursday, Jan. 28, in Trojan Arena. Senior forward John Walton III recorded his sixth career double-double, but it was not enough as the Mountaineers (6-14, 4-5 Sun Belt) handed the Trojans (6-15, 1-9 Sun Belt) their fourth straight loss in a fast-paced game. The game included eight lead changes and four ties, but the Mountaineers jumped out to a hot start. They held that advantage until junior guard Daniel Peace […]

by · February 4, 2016 · Men's Basketball, Sports
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Men’s basketball hits three-game skid

Michael Shipma Sports Editor The Troy men’s basketball team continued to struggle in conference play, falling on the road to ULM and UL-Lafayette, and at home to South Alabama. After picking up their first Sun Belt win against Texas State, the Trojans (6-14, 1-8 Sun Belt) have now lost three straight and are ranked last in the latest conference rankings. Troy started its two-game stretch in Louisiana with a conference matchup with ULM on Thursday, Jan. 21, which it lost 74-85. The Warhawks (8-11, 4-4 Sun Belt) were able to […]

by · January 28, 2016 · Men's Basketball, Sports
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Troy men’s basketball tops Texas State, snaps losing streak

Taylor Boydstun Staff Writer The Troy men’s basketball team split its pair of weekend home games with a 90-63 loss on Thursday, Jan. 14, to the University of Texas at Arlington and a 66-57 win over Texas State on Saturday, Jan. 16. With their win against Texas State, the Trojans (6-11, 1-5) snapped a six-game losing streak and also picked up their elusive first Sun Belt win. On Thursday, freshman forward Jordon Varnado helped Troy off to a good start against the Mavericks (13-2, 4-0) by scoring 13 points in […]

by · January 21, 2016 · Men's Basketball, Sports
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Troy basketball teams deal with highs, lows midway through season

Scott McLendon Staff Writer Midway through the season, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams have shown promise as well as room for improvement. The Trojans’ men’s team (5-10, 0-4 Sun Belt) has come up short against some impressive competition. On the other hand, the Lady Trojans (8-5, 3-1 Sun Belt) have impressed since the beginning of the season and sit among the top of the Sun Belt. The men’s squad averages 76.1 points per game, while their opponents average 77.1. That small margin shows how close the team has […]

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Men’s basketball team drops fifth straight

Taylor Boydstun Staff Writer The Troy men’s basketball team had a disappointing weekend, falling at Georgia State 68-72 on Thursday, Jan. 7, and at Georgia Southern 88-93 on Saturday, Jan. 9. The Trojans (5-10, 0-4 Sun Belt) looked to snap their three-game losing streak in their matchup against the Panthers (9-3, 2-1 Sun Belt). Troy started rough, though, connecting only three of its first 21 field goal attempts. Sophomore guard Wesley Person helped keep Troy in the game, leading his team with 21 points and seven rebounds, almost a third […]

by · January 14, 2016 · Men's Basketball, Sports
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Hot start for Troy’s men’s basketball team

Michael Shipma Sports Editor The Troy men’s basketball team jumped out to a fast start this season, with an 82-77 win at South Florida on Friday, Nov. 13, and a 97-82 victory at home over Reinhardt on Sunday, Nov. 15. The Trojans (2-0, 0-0 Sun Belt) were led by freshman forward Jordon Varnado and junior guard Jeremy Hollimon, who combined for 71 points in the two games. Initially, Troy’s season opener against South Florida of Tampa looked as if it were out of reach. Led by freshman guard Jahmal McMurray, […]

by · November 19, 2015 · Men's Basketball, Sports
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Men’s basketball routs AUM in exhibition opener

Sinclair Portis Staff Writer   The Trojan men’s basketball team picked up an exhibition win against Auburn University at Montgomery, 97-70, on Thursday, Nov. 6. The crowd was already hyped from the women’s first basketball game just prior and supported the team loudly. The Trojans established their position on the court early by gaining the lead. At the end of the first half, the Trojans were up 47-24. The Trojans were playing aggressively on defense and offense. They led AUM in first-half free throws, shooting 79 percent to AUM’s 25 […]

by · November 7, 2015 · Men's Basketball, Sports
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Men’s basketball team loses last regular season home game

Michael Shipma Staff Writer The Troy men’s basketball team lost its past two contests, with a road loss to Texas State 67-61 and a loss to Georgia State 75-64 in its final home game. With the loss to Georgia State, the Trojans (10-18, 5-14 Sun Belt) have been eliminated from having a spot in the Sun Belt championship tournament. Looking to bounce back from a tough loss at home against UALR, Troy traveled to San Marcos, Texas, to play Texas State (13-14, 7-11 Sun Belt) on Thursday, Feb. 26. The […]

by · March 5, 2015 · Men's Basketball, Sports
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Men’s basketball snaps Georgia Southern’s win streak

Michael Shipma Staff Writer Troy’s men’s basketball team split its last two games from last weekend as it continued its road success this season with a win over the Sun Belt’s top-seeded team, Georgia Southern, 65-62, but lost at home to UALR by a score of 63-58. The Trojans (10-16, 5-12 Sun Belt) dropped to last place in the conference standings after the loss, and will be hard pressed to earn the eighth seed in the standings to qualify for the tournament. Already on a three-game losing streak, Troy traveled […]

by · February 26, 2015 · Men's Basketball, Sports