Troy heads west to take on Warhawks

Published 3:00 am Thursday, January 25, 2018

With 11 regular season games remaining, Troy will be looking to make a jump in the Sun Belt Conference standings as it kicks off a two-game road swing at ULM on Thursday.

The Trojans (8-10, 3-4 Sun Belt) sit eighth just a half a game behind UT Arlington and are aiming to put together consecutive wins in Sun Belt play for the second time this season. Kayla Robinson turned in solid performances in the team’s last two games averaging 18.5 points and eight assists over that span. Amber Rivers continued to be a force in the paint chalking up her fourth double-double of the season with 15 points and 10 boards on Monday against Appalachian State, while freshman Jasmine Sanders posted a career-high 16 points in the game.

ULM (4-14, 1-6) is on a four-game skid and just a game out of the Sun Belt basement. The Trojans have won two straight in the all-time series including a 94-67 victory last season.

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ULM has yet to string together two consecutive victories but are 4-3 in Fant-Ewing Coliseum this season. Senior forward Gabriella Cortez is the team’s do-it-all player averaging 16.8 points and 6.0 rebounds per game – both are team highs.