Samford holds off Troy 83-79
Trailing 44-35 at halftime, the Trojans tied it at 51 on a layup by Daniel Peace and the lead traded hands until a minute left, when Troy's Jordon Varnado tied it at 79 with a jumper.
Jones-Gibson put Samford up 82-79 with a 3-pointer with 10 seconds to go and Wyatt Walker iced it with a free throw. Troy had its chances, but Wesley Person missed a potential game-tying 3 with 4 seconds left.
Jeremy Hollimon led the Trojans (3-1) with a career-high 23 points, Varnado scored 19 with a career-high five assists, and Person added 14 points.