“It was good because we finally got play against somebody else,” said first year head coach Phil Cunningham. “It was good that we got the exhibition out of the way early. It gives us a good space between the exhibition and our opener at Ole Miss.”
The game was close early on, but Troy pulled ahead after the opening minutes and never looked back. All 11 players that dressed for the Trojans scored at least two points.
Hunter Williams led all scorers with 23 points on 9-of-19 shooting. The senior guard also chipped in with a game-high six assists. Tevin Calhoun picked up the double-double on the night, finishing with 16 points and 11 boards.
Antoine Myers had a good night as well, hitting 8-of-11 shots and all three of his free throws, finishing with 19 points. Kevin Thomas made instant contributions in his first game with the Trojans, scoring 11 points and grabbing nine rebounds.
Troy shot 54.4 percent (43-of-79) from the field and 36.4 percent (8-of-22) from range. Victory shot 24-of-73 (32.9 %) from the field and 9-of-26 (34.6 %) from beyond the arc.
The Trojans dominated down low all night, outrebounding the Eagles 53-34 and winning the battle in the paint 64-28.
Troy opens up the regular season on Friday, November 8, at 2013 NCAA Tournament participant Ole Miss. The Trojans return to Troy for their home opener on Monday, November 11, to face LaGrange at 7:30 p.m.
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