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Muhammad and Eugene help Troy stun Florida State 79-72


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Aamer Muhammad scored 23 points, Christyon Eugene scored 22 and Troy earned a rare win over Florida State 79-72 on Monday night.

Muhammed sank 8 of 15 shots, including 5 of 9 from 3-pointers, and added six assists for Troy (3-0). Eugene came off the bench to make half of his 12 shots with two 3-pointers, sinking 8 of 9 free throws.

Troy won only the second time in 11 meetings in a series that began in 1947. That year, Florida State defeated Troy (State) 57-37 in Game 2 of the inaugural season. Seminoles.

Florida State, which had never lost the first two games of a season since Leonard Hamilton took over in 2002, is now 0-3.

Cam’ron Fletcher sank a jumper to bring Florida State to 54-52 with 9:13 remaining. Eugene answered for Troy with a layup and two free throws and Christian Turner dove to push the Trojans up to 60-52.

FSU twice shot within three and trailed 68-64 with 2:16 remaining, but Zay Williams buried a 3-pointer, Eugene scored on a layup and Muhammad sank a 3 to cap an 8-run. -0 which sealed victory for the Trojans.

Williams finished with 12 points and six rebounds. Kieffer Punter scored 10 with nine rebounds. He and Muhammad both had six assists.

Darin Green Jr. buried 7 of 9 from 3-pointers and scored 24 to lead FSU. Fletcher finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Caleb Mills has scored 14 goals with four assists.

The Seminoles, who have gone 85-9 at home the past six seasons, are 0-2 this season.


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