Tech's leading scorer, Lewis Clinch, added nine points on 3-of-6
3-point baskets while Smith scored 10 of his points during the
first seven minutes of the second half. Smith and Ra'Sean Dickey
added nine rebounds apiece and Javaris Crittenton had 10 assists.
The Yellow Jackets (9-3) led 40-23 at the half in winning their
third in a row.
The Yellow Jackets used a 10-0 run for a 65-37 lead with 11
minutes left with Young scoring four points.
Tech took a 12-0 lead with Clinch hitting a pair of 3-point
baskets as Troy missed its first 12 shots before Jerome Odem hit a
3-pointer after 6:30.
With the Yellow Jackets leading 18-5, the Trojans outscored Tech
13-3 with Justin Jonus scoring five points to get within 21-18 with
8:11 left before intermission.
The Yellow Jackets, however, went on a 19-5 run with Young
scoring 10 points to take their 40-23 lead at intermission over the
Troy's leading scorer, O'Darien Bassett (18.8), missed all eight
of his first-half shots, making only a pair of free throws. He
finished with four points, connecting on 1-of-14 shots from the
field and missing all six of his 3-point attempts.
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.