MOBILE, Ala. -- Alex Hicks had a career night with 30 points and 16 rebounds to lead Troy to its first Sun Belt Conference win 79-64 over South Alabama on Saturday.
Hicks, whose previous high was 28 points, also had four blocks and three assists for Troy (8-10, 2-3). Hicks hit 11 of 15 from the floor and made 7 of 8 free-throw attempts. Wesley Person added 13 points and Jordon Varnado chipped in 12 for the Trojans.
Troy trailed until Kevin Baker drove for a layup and followed with a 3-pointer for a 21-19 lead at the 6:25 mark of the first half. The Trojans never trailed again, taking a 37-31 lead into the break that they pushed to 61-48 with 6:51 remaining.
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