Troy downs Texas State 66-57 behind Person, Walton
TROY, Ala. (AP) Wesley Person scored 23 points with four 3-pointers, John Walton III added 14 with 13 rebounds, and Troy beat Texas State 66-57 on Saturday, ending a six-game skid with its first Sun Belt Conference win.
Leading by six at halftime, Person and Jeremy Hollimon hit consecutive 3-pointers and Troy led 48-36 with 13:19 left.
The Bobcats gained on a 9-3 run and closed to within 56-51 on a 3-pointer by Ethan Montalvo with six minutes left.
Jeremy Hollimon made back-to-back layups to spark an 8-3 run and Troy was in control 66-54 with 52 seconds left.
Hollimon scored 13 points for the Trojans (6-11, 1-5), who outrebounded the Bobcats 39-23 and outscored them 32-20 in the paint.
Person has hit a 3-pointer in all 46 of his career games, which is the longest active streak in the country.
Emani Grant scored 13 points, Kavin Gilder-Tilbury and Cameron Naylor had 12 apiece, and Montalvo 10 for Texas State (8-6, 2-3).