February 26, 2015

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) Emani Gant had 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Ojai Black hit three free throws in the final 32 seconds to help Texas State hold off Troy for a 67-61 win on Thursday night.

Kavin Gilder-Tilbury scored 13 for Texas State (12-14, 6-11 Sun Belt), which snapped a four-game losing streak.

A layup by Gilder-Tilbury gave Texas State a 10-point lead with 3:10 left, but Troy (10-17, 5-13) scored 11 of the next 15 and cut its deficit to 64-61 when Musa Abdul-Aleem hit a 3 with 35 seconds to play.

Black made two free throws and, after Abdul-Aleem missed a 3-pointer on the other end, Black made 1 of 2 from the stripe with 16 seconds remaining to seal it.

John Walton III led four Troy players in double figures with 16 points. Kevin Thomas added 14, Wesley Person Jr. scored 13 and Abdul-Aleem 11.

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