Thursday quick hits

Published 9:28 am Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Troy women’s team had a rough go in Murfreesboro last night as they lost to Middle Tennessee 82-52. Troy took the Blue Raiders to overtime in the first meeting between the teams but a player told me MTSU is a totally different team at home than on the road.

The men hope to have a little better luck against the league’s top team. MTSU is 16-2 overall and 8-0 in Sun Belt play. Tip is set for 7 p.m.

Troy tied an NCAA record in their last outing on Jan. 21 against ULM. The Trojans knocked down 11 consecutive three-pointers. Troy jumped back to second in the nation in three-pointers per game with 9.8. The team has hit 25 three-pointers in the last two games.

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Just read nice article by Dothan Eagle’s Drew Champlin about Will “Mo” Weathers. Troy plays like a totally different team when he is going good. I’ve eluded to that a couple of times over the last four or five games as has Drew. Below are excerpts from a couple of my articles as well as a link to Drew’s. ENJOY.

Champlin’s article here

From “Trojans face FAU, look to snap home skid

Good news for the Trojans, they will have the full services of point guard Will “Mo” Weathers. Maestri said Weathers, who has been slowed due to an ankle injury, is feeling better than he has all season.

“He’s been in a slump,” Maestri said. “Mo doesn’t make excuses and he’ll go as hard as he can no matter what.”

Weathers lead the Trojans in scoring (11.4 ppg) despite scoring just 14 combined points in the last three games.

From “Tart and Sartain-gy

Troy’s struggles correlate, in part, with point guard Will “Mo” Weather’s nagging ankle injury. The junior has averaged over 10 points all season but has scored just 18 points in the last four games.

“Mo will be ok,” guard Emil Jones said. “We talked before (the Florida Atlantic game), there’s not a doubt in my mind Mo will get back into form.”

From “Trojans prep for tough test on road

That game also marked the beginning of a rough five game stretch for point guard Will Weathers. Weathers, Troy’s leading scorer with an 11 points per game average, would score just 18 points over that span. It seemed Weathers broke out of his funk against ULM when he picked up his first double-double of the season with 12 points and 12 rebounds.

“He played probably the best game I’ve seen him play,” Wright said. “He spearheaded us playing well (against Louisiana-Monroe).”