- Associated Press - Saturday, February 18, 2017

TROY, Ala. (AP) - Jordon Varnado scored 17 points, DeVon Walker scored 13 with 10 rebounds, and Troy led wire-to-wire in an 87-78 win over Coastal Carolina on Saturday.

Troy (14-12, 6-6 Sun Belt) led 48-37 at the break before Elijah Wilson’s 3 cut it to 48-40 seven seconds into the second half. The Trojans responded with a 20-6 run over the next seven minutes to take a 68-46 lead with 13:06 left, and the lead remained in double digits until the final seconds.

Varnado, who was named the Sun Belt player of the week on Tuesday, finished 6 of 11 from the field and added six rebounds.

The Trojans average 40.8 rebounds per game - seventh in the country - and outrebounded Coastal Carolina 39-32, including 13 offensive, leading to 14 second-chance points.

Wilson made four 3s to lead the Chanticleers (13-13, 8-5) with 17 points. Shivaughn Wiggins also made four 3s and finished with 14 points.


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