Cokley has 5th double-double and UAB powers past Troy 90-78
TROY, Ala. (AP) Chris Cokley notched his fifth double-double this season as UAB defeated Troy 90-78 Tuesday night, extending its win streak against the Trojans to 10 games.
Cokley left late in the game with an ankle injury but is said to be ready for Saturday’s game at Auburn.
Zack Bryant and Lewis Sullivan led UAB with 19 points each, Sullivan’s 19 points echoes the 22 he scored last time he played at Troy in the 2015-16 season. William Lee scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Blazers (6-3) and Nate Darling scored 14 on 5-for-7 shooting with three 3-pointers.
Wesley Person led Troy (5-4) with 27 points, and has scored 20 or more in four-straight games. Troy, playing without leading rebounder Jordon Varnado for the third-straight game, lost the battle on the boards 40-20 and was outscored 46-18 in the paint.
The Blazers also held a 29-7 edge on second-chance points and made nine of 17 3-point shots (53 percent).