TROY, Ala. -- Hunter Williams hit a career-high seven 3-pointers and scored a career-best 26 points for the second time this season as Troy defeated in-state rival South Alabama 79-74 on Thursday night.
Williams scored 21 of his points after the break. His 3-pointer to open the second half gave Troy a 33-31 lead and the Trojans led the rest of the way. Williams' seventh trey gave Troy a 71-60 lead with 3:41 remaining. He scored 26 points against LaGrange in November.
Kevin Thomas scored 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting for Troy (8-14, 3-7 Sun Belt), which snapped a five-game losing skid. Jeff Mullahey scored 13 points, and Antoine Myers had five assists for the Trojans.