The Trojans (2-3) had fallen behind early but shot ahead with a 21-6 run until the third of Person's 3-pointers forced an Alcorn State time out, trailing 31-14 with just under five minutes left before halftime.
Troy shot 47 percent in the game, finishing with a season-best 18 assists along with seven steals. Kevin Thomas scored 14 points with 10 rebounds and four steals for his sixth career double-double. John Walton III scored a career-high 15 points. Kelton Ford had six assists.