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Trojans fall to UAB

The Troy Trojans led in the second half but fell to in-state rival UAB 90-78 on a celebratory Tuesday night on a night at Trojan Arena that saw the Trojan football team honored for their conference championship.

On the floor, both teams shot over 50 percent, but a 49-point second half by the Blazers was too much for the Trojans.

The loss for the Trojans drops their record on the season to 5-4.

Without Jordon Varnado in the lineup, Wesley Person stepped up to lead the Trojans in scoring with 27 points on 6-11 shooting and had three three pointers. Alex Hicks had 17 points while Kevin Baker and Darian Adams had nine.

The Blazers had five players finish in double figures led by Zack Bryant and Lewis Sullivan who each had 19 points.

The Trojans will be back in action on Sunday when they travel to Hattiesburg to take on Southern Mississippi beginning at 2 p.m.