The Vols move up to the top spot for the first time this season, while Duke holds steady at No. 2
Appalachian State dropped to 0-5 in Sun Belt Conference play and 0-11 in away games this season with another week on the road ahead.
Georgia State Basketball is back at home this Thursday vs. Louisiana. Lets pack The Sports Arena!
Troy's Varnado scored 32 points and sealed the game with a deep 3-pointer in the final seconds
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) Nijal Pearson had 29 points and 11 rebounds and Texas State used a 30-0 run to beat Arkansas State 77-64 on Saturday.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) Tookie Brown scored 26 on 10-of-17 shooting, Montae Glenn added 18 points and 13 rebounds, and Georgia Southern held on in overtime for an 88-86 victory over South Alabama on Saturday.
Georgia State Basketball did everything you can do to let a game slip on the road and Jordan Varnado made the Panthers pay for their mistakes as his three point shot with 1.1
MONROE, La. (AP) Daishon Smith made all 13 of his free throws and scored 27 points and Michael Ertel added a career-high 23 points to propel Louisiana Monroe to a 99-95 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Edric Dennis continued his recent scoring binge with a season-high 32 points and UT Arlington defeated Little Rock 82-73 on Saturday.
TROY, Ala. (AP) Jordan Varnado scored 32 points including a 3-pointer with 1.7 seconds left and Troy beat Georgia State 77-75 on Saturday, ending the Panthers' seven-game win streak and handing them their first Sun Belt Conference loss of the season.