Wesley Person Jr. scored a career-high 31 points and ignited the game-winning comeback run to lift Troy to a 71-66 victory over UT Arlington on Monday night.
Trailing by four with 3:21 left in the game, Troy (6-6, 1-2 Sun Belt) got a 3-pointer from Person that cut the margin to 66-65 and sparked a 9-0 run to the buzzer. The burst was capped with dunks from Kevin Thomas and Chris Bilbo, who finished with 17 points.
The Trojans shot 53 percent from the floor, including 8 of 16 from 3-point range to snap a two-game skid and avenge last season’s loss to the Mavericks (8-5, 2-1).
In a close game where neither team led by double figures, UTA took a 36-34 advantage into halftime but didn’t score in the final three minutes of the game.
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Johnny Hill led the Mavericks with 19 points and seven rebounds, while Jamel Outler added 10 points.