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.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.