BOONE, N.C. (AP) Ronshad Shabazz completed a 3-point play with 1:14 left to give Appalachian State just enough cushion to hold off Troy 78-74 on Saturday.
Shabazz, who finished with 15 points, also grabbed the rebound after Wesley Person's 3-point attempt rimmed out with 25 seconds left. Shabazz hit two free throws after he was fouled for a 76-72 lead.
Frank Eaves had 19 points and Emarius Logan nailed five 3s for 17 points to lead Appalachian State (7-20, 5-11 Sun Belt Conference). The Mountaineers made 12 of 22 from long range.
Appalachian State, which stopped a six-game skid, never led by more than five in the second half and Troy was up 50-49 with 14:45 left. Matt O'Boyle hit a trey to retake the lead for good at the 14:14 mark
Person was 10 of 18 from the floor for a career-high 30 points for Troy (9-18, 4-12). Jordon Varnado added 18 points.