Troy defeats Louisiana-Lafayette 81-67

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Brandon Hazzard scored 19 points, Kenny
Ware added 18 and Troy never trailed in an 81-67 victory over
Louisiana-Lafayette on Thursday night.

The Trojans (18-11, 13-4 Sun Belt Conference), coming off an
87-86 loss to Florida International on Feb. 19 that snapped their
10-game winning streak, avenged an 83-81 loss to the Ragin' Cajuns
on Jan. 10.

Troy shot a sizzling 69.2 percent in the first half (18 of 26)
to lead 49-27 at halftime. That proved to be enough of a cushion
when the Trojans shot only 36.4 percent after the break (8 of 22).

Despite 29 points from Chris Gradnigo - who was 8-for-14 from
the field and 12 of 13 from the free-throw line - the Ragin' Cajuns
(10-18, 7-10) shot 37.9 percent for the game (22 of 58) and
4-for-24 from 3-point range.

Michael Vogler added 12 points for Troy and Tom Jervis had 11
and nine rebounds.