Troy slips past Florida International 81-78

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TROY, Ala. (AP)—Michael Vogler scored 19 points and Troy rallied to beat Florida International 81-78 on Saturday night.

Four other players scored in double figures for the Trojans (14-11, 9-5 Sun Belt Conference). Brandon Hazzard added 18 points, Richard Delk had 13 and Antywan Jones finished with 10. Yamene Coleman also scored 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.

Troy led by 10 points in the first half and held a 48-40 advantage before the Panthers went on a 17-6 run to grab a 57-54 lead after a layup by Marvin Roberts with 12:22 to play.

The lead changed hands three more times as neither team led by more than four points the rest of the way.

Two free throws by Hazzard gave Troy the lead for good at 76-75 with 3:47 remaining.

Marvin Roberts scored 27 points, Phil Gary added 12, Weaver had 11 and JC Otero 10 for the Panthers (7-21, 4-11).

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 Florida Intl.
Marvin Roberts Marvin Roberts
10-19,  27 Pts
7 Rebs, 4 Assists
Michael Vogler Michael Vogler
7-12,  19 Pts
0 Rebs, 9 Assists

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