Troy men’s basketball triumphs on the road


(PHOTO/Chris Davis)


Jill Odom

Sports Editor 


The Trojan men’s basketball team was victorious on the road against University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 75-62, on Saturday, Jan. 4.

Troy (7-9, 2-2) was able to use accuracy on the charity stripe and superior rebounding to their advantage and racked up the points and left UALR unable to recover.

“That was a terrific road win,” head coach Phil Cunningham said.  “It’s really interesting when you look at the stats, we shot 37 percent from the field and we won by 13.  That doesn’t happen a lot.  We knew this going in, that our bench had to step up, and they did.”

The Trojans made 25 of 33 free throws while UALR only scored eight out of a possible 13 points.

Senior guard Jeff Mullahey and senior forward Tevin Calhoun tied, scoring the most points for the Trojans with 17 points apiece.

Majority of UALR’s points were scored in the paint but it was not enough to keep control as the lead changed nine times during the game. They also struggled with 3-pointers only making four out of 23 attempts.

Troy’s men took a lead of 13 points in the second half to finish out the game in Little Rock.

The men’s basketball team will be playing tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Trojan Arena against University of Louisiana at Monroe and on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m. against Louisiana-Lafayette at Troy as well.

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