Trojans aim to stay in first place when they return home to play Texas State

Published 6:51 pm Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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The Troy Trojans women’s basketball team returns home to host Texas State on Thursday evening at Trojan Arena.

It’s been since January 11 that the Trojans have played a game in front of their home crowd. In that game, the Trojans broke a nine-game winning streak with a 79-73 loss to Louisiana.

Since that loss, the Trojans have started a new streak. They are currently enjoying a small two-game winning streak. They hope to make it three-in-a-row on Thursday against the Bobcats.

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The Trojans are 14-3 overall and 5-1 in Sun Belt Conference play. They find themselves in a three-way tie for first place alongside Coastal Carolina and Texas-Arlington.

The Bobcats find themselves at the other end of the conference standings. They are 7-10 overall and are still in search of their first conference win.

The Trojans lead the conference in scoring by averaging 80 points per game and second in scoring margin at 11.9 behind only Coastal Carolina.

The Trojans have spent the majority of the year near or at the top in the country in total rebounds. Heading into Thursday’s game, the Trojans find themselves leading the country in rebounds, 23 more than second-place South Carolina.

The Trojans have three players averaging double figures. Jasmine Robinson leads the way averaging 12.8 points per game. Japonica James averages 11.3 and Kayla Robinson averages 10.4.

The Bobcats are coming off a 73-67 loss to Louisiana on Saturday afternoon. Texas State comes in averaging 62.3 points per game, eighth most in the conference. They allow 61 points per game, second fewest in the conference.

All six of the Bobcats’ conference losses have been by single digits.

Da’Nasia Hood averages 12.8 points per game to lead the Bobcats. Brooke Holle also averages double figures at 10.5.

The Trojans knocked off the Bobcats 82-63 last season.

Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. and can be seen on ESPN+.