*From Troy Media Relations*
TROY, Ala. – A breakout game by Jeff Mullahey helped push Troy (2-2) past Nicholls (0-3), 77-62, on Tuesday night at Trojan Arena. Mullahey would finish with a game-high 19 points, setting a new career-high.
“That was a good win,” head coach Phil Cunningham said. “Their style of play is really unique. They’re very patient with their offense and aggressive on defense. It was a good win.”
Nicholls made a push in the second half, cutting the lead to five inside the last four minutes. From there, the Trojans put on the pressure, holding the Colonels to just two points in the final four minutes.
“The main thing we told them was to manage the game,” Cunningham said. “They were a little tired, we were a little tired, but we didn’t let them back in.”
Mullahey finished with a career-high 19 points, to go along with four rebounds and four steals. Tevin Calhoun and JC Bonny also scored in double-figures, with Calhoun at 12 and Bonny at 11.
Troy used a 13-2 run midway through the first half to take an eight-point lead. From there, the Trojans maintained a constant lead before allowing a mini-run late in the game.
The rebounds were even on the night, 31-31. Troy was tremendous from the line on the night, shooting 86.1 percent (31-of-36).
Troy now takes a full week off before heading to Conway, Ark. to face Central Arkansas on Tuesday, November 26.