DOTHAN, Ala. -- Wesley Person scored 23 points, and Juan Davis Jr. and B.J. Miller each contributed 13 as Troy survived several cold stretches to beat NAIA member Milligan College, 80-67 on Thursday night.
Troy led by as many as 23 points in the first half and held a 16-point advantage at intermission, but the Buffalos rallied, cutting the deficit to just five points, 49-44 on Mike Featherston's 3-pointer with 12:52 left.
Person was 5 of 16 from the field, including 3 of 10 from behind the 3-point arc, and converted all 10 of his free-throw attempts to lead the Trojans (6-7). Alex Hicks grabbed 12 rebounds and added nine points for Troy and Davis pulled down 10 boards.
Casaday finished with 16 points to lead Milligan.
A jury has finished its first day of deliberations without reaching a verdict in the trial of three men charged with conspiring to cheat college basketball programs by paying young athletes to sign with schools sponsored by Adidas.
Braxton Key, who transferred from Alabama to Virginia, was granted a waiver to play right away for the Cavaliers.
Kansas checked in at No. 1 in the AP's preseason poll, earning the top spot to start a season for the third time in program history despite its entanglement in a federal corruption case.