Troy 75, FIU 70

Emil Jones scored 17 points and Troy beat FIU 75-70 in overtime

Thursday night, as the Trojans came out on the winning end this

time after dropping an OT contest their last time out.

Jones’ jumper with 2:40 to go in overtime marked the first

basket of the extra period. The Trojans and Panthers then traded

3-pointers, but FIU’s trey marked the only points it could muster

in overtime as Troy iced it at the free-throw line for the final

margin.

Troy (9-17, 4-11 Sun Belt Conference) was up 67-65 with less 30

seconds to go in regulation when Jeremy Allen hit a layup for FIU

to tie it at 67-all.

The Trojans got off the final shot in regulation, but Will

Weathers’ layup attempt was blocked and Troy found itself in a

second straight overtime game.

Phil Taylor had a game-high 20 points to pace the Panthers

(7-20, 4-11).