Troy beats Auburn for first time 81-77

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Brandon Hazzard scored 28 points as Troy
defeated Auburn for the first time in school history, hanging on
for an 81-77 victory on Friday night.

The Trojans fought off 23 turnovers, compared to 10 for the
Tigers, who lead the series 10-1.

Hazzard was 7-for-10 from 3-point range for Troy, which had
three other players in double figures. Michael Vogler scored 14
points and Antywan Jones added 11.

Richard Delk, a transfer from Mississippi State, had 12 points
and 10 rebounds.

Troy led 63-55 halfway through the second half and held off
Auburn's late run.

Tigers sophomore Frankie Sullivan, trying to tie the game at 77,
missed a 3-pointer with 1:09 left.

DeWayne Reed led Auburn with 18 points and seven assists while
Sullivan added 16 points. Lucas Hargrove and Tay Waller scored 12
points apiece.