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Troy @ App. State

Current Records: Troy 17-8; App. State 16-11

What to Know

The App. State Mountaineers haven't won a contest against the Troy Trojans since Jan. 2 of last year, but they'll be looking to end the drought Thursday. Appalachian State's homestand continues as they prepare to take on Troy at 6:30 p.m. ET Feb. 17 at Holmes Convocation Center. Given that these two teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this game.

The Mountaineers came up short against the Georgia State Panthers on Saturday, falling 58-49.

Meanwhile, it was close but no cigar for Troy as they fell 66-62 to the Little Rock Trojans on Saturday. If the result catches you off guard, it should: Troy was far and away the favorite.

Appalachian State is now 16-11 while Troy sits at 17-8. Two stats to keep an eye on: The Mountaineers come into the matchup boasting the 13th fewest turnovers per game in college basketball at ten. But Troy enters the contest with 15.6 takeaways on average, good for 32nd best in college basketball. We'll see which of these strengths -- offense or defense -- will win out.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Holmes Convocation Center -- Boone, North Carolina
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Mountaineers are a 4-point favorite against the Trojans, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 4-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Troy have won eight out of their last 15 games against App. State.

  • Jan 08, 2022 - Troy 68 vs. App. State 53
  • Jan 30, 2021 - Troy 65 vs. App. State 59
  • Jan 29, 2021 - Troy 71 vs. App. State 62
  • Jan 02, 2021 - App. State 90 vs. Troy 59
  • Jan 01, 2021 - Troy 69 vs. App. State 56
  • Feb 22, 2020 - App. State 68 vs. Troy 59
  • Dec 21, 2019 - App. State 70 vs. Troy 65
  • Mar 07, 2019 - App. State 72 vs. Troy 64
  • Jan 05, 2019 - Troy 89 vs. App. State 85
  • Feb 17, 2018 - App. State 65 vs. Troy 54
  • Jan 22, 2018 - Troy 81 vs. App. State 79
  • Mar 08, 2017 - Troy 84 vs. App. State 64
  • Feb 20, 2017 - Troy 76 vs. App. State 66
  • Feb 20, 2016 - App. State 78 vs. Troy 74
  • Jan 28, 2016 - App. State 75 vs. Troy 71