Trojans set to take on no. 2 seed Texas A&M

Tanner Colvin Sports Writer The Trojan women’s basketball team is heading to the NCAA Tournament next Monday. This will be the fourth appearance in the tournament for Troy and the third time the Trojans have made the tourney with Head Coach Chanda Rigby. This Monday, the Trojans drew to play the Number 2 seed Texas A&M in the NCAA Tournament. The Trojans received the Number 15 seed in the Mercado Region.  This comes after the women took victory over the Ragin’ Cajuns in the Sun Belt Championship game last Monday. …

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Troy holds on against South Alabama

( Photo / Troy Athletics) Tanner Colvin Sports Writer Troy played South Alabama last week in Mobile and, for the second straight year, the Trojans made a comeback in the second half to win the game. The Trojans outscored the Jaguars 24-11 in the fourth quarter to complete the comeback and win 84-77 on Saturday night.  Troy’s comeback started when the defense forced South Alabama to turn the ball over 15 times while scoring 11 points off those turnovers.  After a 4-point play by South, the Jags had their largest…

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Trojans beat Mountaineers on the road 80-60

( Photo / Troy Athletics ) Head Coach Chanda Rigby talks to Alexus Dye and Felmas Koranga during a timeout. Hanna Cooper Editor-In-Chief The Troy women’s basketball team continues to roll through the Sun Belt Conference sweeping a pair of contests against Appalachian State last weekend at the Holmes Convocation Center in Boone, North Carolina. Last Friday night, Troy defeated the Mountaineers, 80-60, powered by Tiyah Johnson who posted her first career double-double. The senior scored a game-high 17 points and collected 10 boards. “I think we had a lot…

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Trojans add top recruits to signing class

(Photo/Chris Wallace) Japonica James averaged 14.6 points and 6.4 rebounds per game and was named to the All-Sun Belt First Team. Scott Shelton Sports Editor The Troy women’s basketball team capped off its 2020 recruiting class with a pair of top junior college (JUCO) players. Coming off a Sun Belt Conference championship, the Trojans signed Felmas Koranga, who previously played at Tyler Junior College. Koranga, who is from Rift Valley, Kenya, is set to become the first Kenyan-born female to play NCAA Division I basketball. “To sign the WBCA Two-Year…

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“Robbed”: Trojans react to championship season cut short

(Photo/Chris Wallace) Hanna Cooper Staff Writer “Robbed”: Trojans react to abrupt end of historic season The Troy women’s basketball team was heading into the Sun Belt Conference tournament as the No. 1 seed and eyeing an NCAA tournament bid before the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to their championship run. The Sun Belt Conference announced the tournament was canceled just before the Trojans took off for New Orleans. As the regular season champions, Troy earned the automatic NCAA tournament bid. “We were all in the locker room because we had…

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