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TROY, Ala. -- After playing four straight games on the road, the Troy men's basketball team (3-2) returns home on Sunday to face Alabama State (0-4) at 2 p.m. at Trojan Arena.  The game opens up a stretch of four games in eight days for the Trojans, including the beginning of Sun Belt play. 

The Trojans spent the last week playing in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic in Chattanooga, Tenn., picking up two wins against quality opponents.  

Troy began the week by falling to Louisiana Tech on Sunday night, 70-46, before rebounding with a 68-61 win over Chattanooga on Monday and a thrilling 59-56 win over Southeast Missouri on Tuesday. 

The Trojans led for much of the game on Monday, and held on despite a cold stretch to begin the second half.  R.J. Scott and Hunter Williams were crucial, scoring a combined 24 points in the second half, after being held scoreless in the opening 20 minutes. 

Troy needed last-second heroics from point guard Antoine Myers in the final game of the Classic, against Southeast Missouri.  In the final seconds, with the score tied, Myers drove to the basket and hit an incredible layup, drawing a foul and putting the Trojans up by three with six seconds to play, sealing the win. 

Williams leads the team in scoring, at 11.0 points per game.  Myers and Emil Jones are right behind him, at 8.8 and 8.4 points per game respectively.  Jones leads the team in rebounding, at 5.8 per contest. 

Alabama State comes into the game 0-4 on the season.  Joshua Freelove leads the Hornets in scoring, at 12.8 points per game.  Bobby Brown is scoring eight points per game and grabbing 4.8 rebounds per contest. 

Troy is 9-10 all-time against Alabama State, but has not met the Hornets since the 2007-08 season.  The Trojans are 5-3 at home in the series.

INFORMATION SOURCE: Troy Athletics Dept. 

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