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No. 1, 2 seeds in Sun Belt fall; Troy tops Georgia St. 74-63

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Wesley Person scored 16 points, Jordon Varnado had 15 points and nine rebounds, and sixth-seeded Troy upset No. 2 seed Georgia State 74-63 on Saturday in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament.

Top-seeded UT Arlington also lost on Saturday, setting up a finals matchup with No. 4 seed Texas State on Sunday. It will be the Trojans' first championship game since losing to North Texas in 2010.

Troy was down 37-28 at halftime but outscored Georgia State by 20 in the second half. Varnado had a block and DeVon Walker threw down a two-handed dunk at the other end for a 48-46 lead with 12 minutes left - Troy's first since 8:47 left in the first half.

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Leaders
Points: J. Hollowell15.2
Rebounds: W. Clayton7.2
Assists: I. Williams1.9
FG%: J. Hollowell42.6%
FT%: J. Hollowell75.2%
3P%: J. Hollowell33.5%
Steals: D. Simonds1.2
Blocks: M. Benlevi0.9
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 North Carolina33-7
6 Kentucky32-6
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-6
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 North Carolina33-7
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Oregon33-6
4 Kansas31-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 South Carolina26-11
7 Arizona32-5
8 Villanova32-4
9 UCLA31-5
10 Florida27-9
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Sun Belt Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
UT Arlington 14-4 27-9
Georgia State 12-6 20-13
Arkansas State 11-7 20-12
Texas State 11-7 22-14
Georgia Southern 11-7 18-15
Louisiana 10-8 21-12
Troy 10-8 22-15
Coastal Carolina 10-8 20-19
South Alabama 7-11 14-18
Little Rock 6-12 15-17
Appalachian State 4-14 9-21
Louisiana-Monroe 2-16 9-24
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