TROY, AL (WSFA) - How much better can Chanda Rigby’s Trojans get?
Statistically, every game they continue to win they’re getting better. Troy is off to a 14-2 start this season, the best start in program history. They’re 5-0 in Sun Belt Conference play as they head into Saturday’s showdown with SBC opponent Georgia State.
Thursday. the Trojans handled Georgia Southern 97-81 to improve to 14-2 and 5-0 in conference play and they’re dominating as a collective group. Junior forward Amber Rivers is leading the Trojans in scoring at 11.9 points per game. Senior Sky’Lynn Holmes is leading the team with 8.9 rebounds per game. Kayla Robinson distributes the rock as well as anyone on the team. Her 57 assists are the most by any Troy player and Holmes leads the team in steals and blocks.
The Trojans have always been a high-scoring team under Rigby and this year’s team is no different. The Trojans sit at 10th in the nation averaging 82.8 points per contest and are averaging 72 points per Sun Belt contest.
The Trojans are also getting it done on the other end of the court. When their opponent has the ball, the Trojans don’t let them score often. They’re only allowing 68.8 points per game.
They’ve won eight straight games and haven’t lost since Dec. 4 against Middle Tennessee. It was a 3-point loss. The Trojans' other loss came a month before that in their opening game of the season against a ranked Florida State team.
The Trojans are in prime position to make another run towards the NCAA tournament after missing the tourney last season. They’ve shown the tenacity and ability to overcome deficits as they did against Coastal Carolina and Arkansas Little-Rock, and they’ve shown they can hang with the big schools when they beat Southeastern Conference opponent Ole Miss by 17.
Rigby’s club is rolling and the only team who can stop them is Troy.