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.
Washington holds off late Seattle rally for 70-62 victory
Jaylen Nowell scored 12 of his 18 points in the first half, Noah Dickerson added 13 and Washington nearly blew a 20-point lead before holding off crosstown rival Seattle 70-62 on Sunday night.
Frey, Hall help Montana St. beat Washington St. 95-90
Harald Frey had 31 points and 10 assists to lead Montana State to a 95-90 win over Washington State on Sunday at the Toyota Center.
Highlights: Columbia 74, Iona 71 - Via Ivy League
Highlights from Columbia's 74-71 win over Iona at Madison Square Garden