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Men’s Hoops Returns Home to Face Arkansas State

TROY, Ala. – The Troy men’s basketball team is looking to snap a four-game skid as it returns home to take on Arkansas State inside Trojan Arena at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night.

Troy will also host its annual baseball and softball Fan Day between games. A special coupon has been made available through Troy's social media network that allows FREE admission to the basketball games. For more information on Fan Day and to get the coupon, visit TroyTrojans.com.

Live stats, audio and video will be available on the men’s basketball schedule page on TroyTrojans.com.

Troy (7-13, 2-6 SBC) has dropped four straight, including a pair of games in Texas last week. Hunter Williams leads the team in scoring at 12.0 points per game, with Antoine Myers right behind at 11.6 points per game. Kevin Thomas is grabbing 7.9 rebounds per game, the fourth best average in the Sun Belt.

As a team, Troy is shooting better than 40 percent from beyond the arc in SBC games, the best average in the league. The Trojans are rebounding at a high rate, outrebounding opponents by 4.9 boards per game in league play, the second best average in the conference.

Arkansas State (11-8, 4-4 SBC) fell at ULM, 72-65, on Thursday night. The Red Wolves have dropped three of their last four heading into Saturday’s matchup.

The Red Wolves are led by Kirk Van Slyke’s 17.1 points per game. Two other players are scoring in double figures, with Melvin Johnson III at 14.6 and Brandon Reed at 10.2 points per game.

Troy took down Arkansas State on the road just three weeks ago, 98-84. Tevin Calhoun had an incredible game, scoring 35 points on 7-of-9 shooting from beyond the arc. The Trojans built a double-digit lead in the early minutes and kept the pressure on, eventually taking the 14 point win.

Troy is 7-5 all-time against Arkansas State, including 3-1 at home. The Trojans defeated the Red Wolves in Troy last season, 74-67 in overtime.

Fans can keep up with all the action by following Troy men's basketball on Twitter at @TroyMensHoops and on Instagram at @TroyHoops.

For more information on all of Troy Athletics, fans can find the Trojans on Twitter and Instagram at @TroyAthletics, or on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TroyAthletics.


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