NEW ORLEANS (AP) Wesley Person scored 29 points and Troy rolled to an 84-64 victory over Appalachian State on Wednesday night in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament.
No. 6 seed Troy (19-14) plays third-seeded Georgia Southern in a Thursday quarterfinal. No. 11 seed Appalachian State (9-21) lost five of its last six.
Person was 8 of 13 from the field and made five 3-pointers. Jordon Varnado added 17 points and Jeremy Hollimon chipped in 16 for the Trojans, who shot 57 percent from the floor and 8 of 16 from 3-point range.