TROY, Ala. -- Emil Jones scored 16 points and knocked down a 3-pointer with 2 seconds left in regulation to tie, and Troy claimed a 74-67 overtime victory over Arkansas State on Thursday night.
Jones made four free throws and Hunter Williams hit a 3-pointer in overtime for the Trojans (8-12, 3-6 Ohio Valley Conference), who snapped a two-game losing streak.
Trailing 33-26 at halftime, Troy led 44-40 at 10:30, but Arkansas State grabbed a 55-48 lead with 6:10 to go. Troy didn't catch up until Jones' jumper made it 61-all.
Troy led 63-61 on Josh Warren's layup 1:09 into overtime and held on to win.
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