Big Night for Person as Troy Routs App State in Sun Belt Tourney Opener

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Wesley Person scored 29 points and Troy rolled to an 84-64 victory over Appalachian State on Wednesday night in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament.

No. 6 seed Troy (19-14) plays third-seeded Georgia Southern in a Thursday quarterfinal. No. 11 seed Appalachian State (9-21) lost five of its last six.

Person was 8 of 13 from the field and made five 3-pointers. Jordon Varnado added 17 points and Jeremy Hollimon chipped in 16 for the Trojans, who shot 57 percent from the floor and 8 of 16 from 3-point range.

Shabazz Ronshad scored 22 points to lead the Mountaineers.

Troy had a seven-point halftime lead and Appalachian State pulled to 47-40 with 15:38 to play. The Trojans answered with an 11-6 surge and had a double-digit lead the rest of the way.

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