Appalachian State vs Troy Preview

Appalachian State vs Troy

The Appalachian State men’s basketball team will return to the hardwood on Monday, taking on the Troy Trojans in a road contest that will tip at 8:15 p.m. EST. The contest will be broadcast on ESPN3. The game is a makeup from a postponement on Thursday.

Series History

  • This is the ninth all-time meeting between the two schools, with the Mountaineers holding a 6-2 edge.

Last time out for Appalachian State

  • App State dropped a 83-77 decision at South Alabama on Saturday.
  • Five Mountaineers reached double figures in the game. Justin Forrest had a team-high 15 points, Griffin Kinney added 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting and Tyrell Johnson tallied 10 points.
  • Off the bench, Craig Hinton tied his career-high with 13 points, going a career-best 5-of-6 (83.3 percent) from the field and 3-of-4 (75.0 percent) on three-pointers. O’Showen Williams added 12 points, three rebounds and three assists.
  • App State shot 46.6 percent (27-of-58) from the field and 47.6 percent (10-of-21) from deep.

Last time out for Troy

  • Troy gave up a 13-point lead with 13:09 to play and lost 74-73 to Coastal Carolina.
  • In the loss, Wesley Person became the all-time leader in made 3-pointers when he hit his 324th career three in the first half. The senior now sits just 27 points shy of becoming the all-time leading scorer in Troy history, which would surpass Anthony Reed’s record of 1,865.
  • Troy was at a disadvantage on the boards against Coastal Carolina after leading rebounder Alex Hicks fouled out of the game with 7:05 remaining. The 6-8 forward, who is averaging 8.2 rebounds per game, was only able to play 11 minutes in the loss.

Where they sit in Conference Play

2017-18 Men’s Basketball Standings
SCHOOL CONFERENCE CONF. PCT OVERALL OVERALL PCT STREAK
Louisiana 7-0 1.000 17-3 0.850 W7
Texas State 6-2 0.750 13-8 0.619 L1
Georgia Southern 5-2 0.714 14-6 0.700 L1
Georgia State 5-2 0.714 14-6 0.700 W5
South Alabama 4-3 0.571 11-9 0.550 W2
UTA 4-4 0.500 13-8 0.619 W1
Appalachian State 3-4 0.429 8-12 0.400 L3
Troy 2-4 0.333 8-11 0.421 L1
Arkansas State 2-5 0.286 7-13 0.350 W1
Little Rock 2-5 0.286 5-15 0.250 L2
Coastal Carolina 2-6 0.250 8-13 0.381 W1
ULM 1-6 0.143 7-11 0.389 L4
  • App State sits at the 7th spot in the conference standings, while Troy is a half-game behind them in 8th place.
  • Tonight’s matchup will be key for conference tournament seedings.

Prediction

LINE: -8 Troy

Looking at the line, I was a little surprised to see Troy favored by so much. I do think Troy will win the game at home, but if I were going to wager on this game I would take Appalachian State +8.

Troy 74 Appalachian State 70

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