Vanado delivers Troy to 70-67 win over Eastern Illinois
TROY, Ala. (AP) Jordan Vanado scored 22 points and hit the game-winning jumper with 3 seconds left to give Troy a 70-67 win over Eastern Illinois on Monday night.
Daniel Pace made 1 of 2 free throws with 49 seconds left to give the Trojans a 67-65 lead. Montell Goodwin rebounded his missed 3-point attempt and laid it in to tie it with 24 seconds to play. After Vanado's make, the Panthers turned it over and B.J. Miller sank a free throw for the final margin.
Vanado was 9-for-14 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds for Troy (2-0).
Troy led 38-27 at the half, but the Panthers went on a 19-8 run to open the second half to draw within two on a Goodwin layup.
Goodwin led the Panthers (1-1) with 18 points but shot just 6 for 18 from the floor.