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Nowell scores 16, Little Rock rides hot second half to win

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Markquis Nowell scored 16 points and Little Rock dominated the second half to defeat Troy 73-59 on Thursday night.

Troy led 29-27 at halftime and the game was tied at 37 with 16:35 remaining. Little Rock then went on a 29-12 run and led 66-49 with 4:46 to go. Nowell made three 3-pointers in the run and was 4 of 6 from beyond the arc for the game.

Rayjon Tucker had 14 points, four rebounds and four assists for Little Rock (6-10, 1-2 Sun Belt) and Kamani Johnson added 11 points and seven rebounds.

Jordon Varnado had 26 points and 11 rebounds for Troy (8-7, 1-2).

Little Rock scored 46 points in the second half while shooting 53 percent in the period. The Trojans hot 28 percent in the first half, 40 percent for the game.

Updated January 10, 2019

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