MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Phillip Crawford led four players in double-figures with 12 points and Alabama State handed Troy its fifth straight loss, beating the Trojans 74-68 Thursday night in a nonconference matchup.
Alabama State (1-7) held a 42-36 advantage at halftime and quickly pushed its lead to 16, 52-36, after opening the second half with 10 straight points. The Hornets led by 20, 64-44, behind a 3-pointer from Patterson at the 11:27 mark.
Alabama State shot 52 percent (28 of 54), including 10 of 17 from deep, and dished out 19 team assists, compared to just nine for Troy.
Tevin Calhoun had 13 for Troy, which outscored Alabama State 24-10 over the final 11 minutes to create the final margin.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.