Troy holds on to defeat New Orleans 83-72

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TROY, Ala. (AP)—Brandon Hazzard scored 26 points to lead Troy to an 83-72 victory over New Orleans on Thursday night.

Hazzard hit four 3-pointers for the Trojans (10-10, 5-3 Sun Belt Conference), who have won three consecutive games.

Troy led 44-29 at halftime and extended its advantage to 57-40 before the Privateers (8-11, 3-5) hit three 3-pointers to cut the lead to 62-54 with 11:04 left in the game.

New Orleans cut the lead to five on three occasions in the final 6:21 but couldn’t get closer.

The teams each made nine 3-pointers. The Trojans were 9 of 19 (47.4 percent) and the Privateers were 9 of 24 (37.5 percent).

Michael Vogler added 18 points and Richard Delk scored 16 points for Troy.

T.J. Worley led New Orleans with 21 points. Justin Archie scored 16 points, Kyndall Dykes had 14 points and 11 rebounds and Darrian McKinstry added 10 points.

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