TROY, Ala. (AP) — Justin Forrest had 25 points as Appalachian State narrowly defeated Troy 70-65 on Saturday.
Isaac Johnson had 15 points and eight rebounds for Appalachian State (8-4, 2-0 Sun Belt Conference), which won its fourth straight game.
After falling behind 45-39 at halftime, Appalachian State outscored Troy 31-20 in the second half to earn the victory. The Trojans' 45 points in the first half marked a season high for the team.
Darian Adams had 13 points for the Trojans (5-8, 1-1). Charles Norman added 12 points. Jakevan Leftridge had 10 points and seven rebounds.
Appalachian State takes on North Carolina State on the road next Sunday. Troy matches up against Louisiana-Monroe on the road next Thursday.