Troy looks to end streak vs App State
Troy (11-17, 4-12) vs. Appalachian State (10-19, 5-11)
Holmes Convocation Center, Boone, North Carolina; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Appalachian State looks to extend Troy’s conference losing streak to six games. Troy’s last Sun Belt win came against the Arkansas State Red Wolves 84-79 on Feb. 9. Appalachian State is coming off a 90-80 road win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Sunday.
TEAM LEADERSHIP: Appalachian State’s Ronshad Shabazz has averaged 18.8 points while Justin Forrest has put up 15.5 points. For the Trojans, Alex Hicks has averaged 12.4 points and 8.1 rebounds while Javan Johnson has put up 10.3 points and 4.1 rebounds.
ACCURATE ALEX: Hicks has connected on 32.8 percent of the 61 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 4 of 11 over the last three games. He’s also converted 58 percent of his free throws this season.
WINLESS WHEN: The Trojans are 0-11 when they score 70 points or fewer and 11-6 when they exceed 70 points. The Mountaineers are 0-15 when they fail to score more than 76 points and 10-4 on the season, otherwise.
SHARING THE BURDEN: Appalachian State is a perfect 7-0 when at least five of its players score 10 or more points. The team is 3-19 when fewer than five Mountaineers players score in double-figures.
RECENT GAMES: Troy has averaged only 55.2 points per game over its last five games. The Trojans have given up 71.6 points per game over that span.