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February 6, 2009
Troy defeats Arkansas State 85-77
Richard Delk scored 18 points to help Troy defeat Arkansas State 85-77 Thursday night for the Trojans' seventh straight win, the longest current winning streak in the Sun Belt Conference, and coach Don Maestri's 450th career victory.TROY, Ala. (AP)-
Mario Telfair added 17 points off the bench for Troy.
The Trojans (14-10, 9-3) trailed only once, at 30-29, and led 41-34 at halftime. Troy led by 24 points at 80-56 with 6:40 remaining.
Maestri, whose record is 450-323 in his 27th year with Troy, is guaranteed his team's best-ever finish in the Sun Belt.
Arkansas State (13-9, 5-6) has lost four of its last five.
Brandon Hazzard added 14 points for the Trojans after going 1-for-6 in the first half.
Eric McKinney led the Red Wolves, who have lost four straight to Troy, with 16 points. Donald Boone added 15 and Brandon Ayers and Yima Chia-Kur had 10 apiece.