Appalachian State pulls away from Troy 65-62

Save Story

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Chris Burgess had 15 points Saturday with a late 3-pointer that put Appalachian State ahead for good in a 65-62 win over Troy.

Appalachian State (9-12, 6-6 Sun Belt) went up 62-59 with 2:52 left on Burgess' 3. Griffin Kinney followed with a jumper and Frank Eaves made 1 of 2 free throws with 13 seconds left.

Eaves had 15 points, eight rebounds and three steals for the Mountaineers. Tommy Spagnolo added 10 points and eight rebounds.

Chris Bilbo's 3-pointer for Troy (9-13, 4-9) capped the scoring with less than a second left.

The Trojans never led after an early 12-11 advantage but challenged throughout the second half, culminating at 59-all on Musa Abdul-Aleem's 3-pointer with 3:48 left. Abdul-Aleem missed a pair of 3s in the final 2:30 that allowed the Mountaineers to pull away.

Kevin Thomas led the Trojans with 13 points, Bilbo scored 12 and Abdul-Aleem 11.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent National Sports stories

Related topics

CollegeNational Sports
The Associated Press


    From first downs to buzzer beaters, get’s top sports stories delivered to your inbox weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast