“That was good to see for our team,” said head coach Phil Cunningham. “The collective character has been so high since the day we got here, it was good to see something good happen to them. We got it going offensively in the first half and it just kept going from there.”
Calhoun was untouchable, hitting 7-of-9 from deep and 11-of-15 overall, nearly doubling his previous career-high of 18 points.
Troy maintained a double-digit lead for the majority of the second half, slowing every Arkansas State run. The Red Wolves made a final push late, but the Trojan offense was able to keep par and slow the pace down, sparked by back-to-back offensive rebounds by Jeff Mullahey inside the final two minutes.
Hunter Williams and Antoine Myers also scored in double-figures for the Trojans, at 24 and 20 points, respectively. Josh Warren was tremendous off the bench, scoring eight points and grabbing seven rebounds in the first half in just six minutes of action.
As a team, the Trojans shot 55.2 percent (32-of-58) from the field and 51.9 percent (14-of-27) from beyond the arc. Troy’s 14 made 3-pointers ties a Convocation Center record for most 3’s by a visiting team, a record that had stood for nearly 13 years.
The Trojans got out to a hot start, hitting five 3’s in the first eight minutes. Troy built a double-digit lead and controlled the game for the rest of the way.
The Trojans will remain in Arkansas to face UALR on Saturday night at 7 p.m. Live stats and audio will be available on the men’s basketball schedule page on TroyTrojans.com.
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