- Associated Press - Thursday, January 29, 2015

TROY, Ala. (AP) - Mack Foster scored a career-high 15 points and Majok Deng also had 15 to lead Louisiana-Monroe to a 58-55 overtime victory over Troy on Thursday night.

Foster scored four points and Justin Roberson two in a 6-0 run to begin overtime. Musa Abdul-Aleem and Kevin Thomas responded with baskets for Troy to trail 56-54 with 1:49 left. Troy had a chance to take the lead when Deng was called for a flagrant-one foul. But Thomas missed both free throws and the Trojans also couldn’t convert after the inbounds. Roberson added two free throws for the final score.

Abdul-Aleem led Troy (7-12, 2-8 Sun Belt) with 17 points. Thomas had 10 points and 11 rebounds for his 11th career double-double. Wesley Person scored 11 points and John Walton III added 10.

The Trojans led by 10 at halftime and were up 13 with 18:39 left in regulation. The Warhawks (13-8, 7-3) rallied to tie with 8:55 left and the game stayed close with Foster sending the game to overtime with a 3-pointer with 1:18 to go.

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