Fighting Camels come calling on TSU Trojans

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 18, 2001

Sports Editor

After suffering two straight losses on the road in conference play, the Troy State Trojans host Campbell tonight in what TSU head coach Don Maestri calls " a must win situation."

The Trojans ,(6-9, 2-4), took two wins at home in TAAC play against Central Florida and Mercer, but stumbled last week at rival Jacksonville State, 79-74, and then ran into a buzzsaw in Birmingham, getting blasted by Samford, 94-47.

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"They were shooting the lights out of the ball," said Maestri about his teams’ loss to the Bulldogs, who shot 23-of-39 from behind the 3-point line, setting a school and conference record. "There was no way we could overcome it."

Maestri said Campbell, (4-10, 2-4), comes to Troy in almost the same situation as the Trojans – needing a win. Campbell defeated Florida Atlantic the last time out 72-70.

"Campbell’s going to have some momentum coming into the game tonight," said Maestri. "This season they’re much more athletic and talented and have one of the best 3-point shooters in the conference in Adam Fellers."

Fellers is second in the TAAC in 3-point goals made with 44 total in 14 games.

Last season, the Trojans swept the Fighting Camels, winning 73-59 at Buies Creek, N.C. and 69-64 in Troy. The Trojans were able to hit nine of 10 free throws in the last two-plus minutes of the game to secure the win at home.

The Lady Trojans will be in action prior to the mens’ contest. Troy State (6-7, 3-3) will host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in a non-conference game at 5:15 p.m.

The Trojans will take the floor against Campbell at 7 p.m.