Trojan basketball returns to the court after break

Published 8:06 pm Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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The Troy Men’s and Women’s basketball teams get back to work on Wednesday evening as non-conference play comes to a close.

It’s been a week since both teams swept a doubleheader inside Trojan Arena. The Trojan women remain at home this evening to take on East Tennessee State, while the men head north to take on Jacksonville State.

After losing four of five games, the Trojan men (3-6) have won each of their past two games against Shorter and North Alabama, both home games.

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The Trojans entered the win streak having broken the 70-point plateau twice. The Trojans put up 104 points against Shorter and 71 against North Alabama.

Darian Adams and Zay Williams have led the Trojans in scoring all season long and that will continue heading into Thursday. Adams is averaging 12.7 points, while Williams has averaged 12.1 points per game. Williams is leading the team in rebounds per game with 5.8.

Jacksonville State enters the game with a 2-6 record and is coming off a 67-62 loss to Alabama A&M.

The Gamecocks, like Troy, have two players averaging double figures this season. De’Torrion Ware is averaging 12 points per game, while Jacara Cross is averaging 11.1.

Like the Trojan men, the women snapped a short losing streak with back-to-back wins. They enter the game coming off wins against Bethune Cookman and Auburn-Montgomery.

With the two wins, the Trojans come into the game with a 5-2 record.

The Trojans come into the game averaging 82 points per game, good enough for 11th most in the country.

The Trojans rank 12th with 31 defensive rebounds per game and 21 in overall rebounds with 407.

The Trojans have three scorers averaging double figures led by Jasmine Robinson at 13.3 points per game. Kayla Robinson and Japonica James are both averaging just over 11 points per game.

East Tennessee State is 3-7 on the season and is coming off a 62-54 loss to Cleveland State.

Micah Scheetz leads East Tennessee State, scoring 15 points per game.

The Trojan women tip-off at noon, while the men begin at 7:30.