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TROY, Ala. (AP) — Emil Jones scored 16 points and knocked down a 3-pointer with 2 seconds left in regulation to tie, and Troy claimed a 74-67 overtime victory over Arkansas State on Thursday night. Jones made four free throws and Hunter Williams hit a 3-pointer in overtime for the Trojans, who snapped a two-game losing streak.

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Augustine Rubit recorded his 10th double-double of the season, 19 points and 11 rebounds to lift South Alabama over Western Kentucky 65-57 Thursday night in Sun Belt Conference play. Antoine Allen scored 19 points and Mychal Ammons added 10, and both finished with seven boards to help South Alabama outrebound Western Kentucky 40-32.

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Tarvin Gaines scored a game-high 28 points as Jacksonville State beat Austin Peay 81-74 Thursday night in an Ohio Valley Conference matchup. Brian Williams scored 17 and Ronnie Boggs added 16 to help Jacksonville State snap a two-game losing streak.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Trevis Simpson scored a season-high 30 points to propel UNC Greensboro past Samford 66-64 Thursday night in Southern Conference action. Simpson scored 22 of the Spartans' 27 second-half points, including all 14 of their points in the final 8 minutes, to help UNC Greensboro hold off the Bulldogs.

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