MONROE, La. -- Sam McDaniel scored the last seven points for Louisiana Monroe as the Warhawks had a strong second half to beat Troy 76-71 on Thursday night to stop a four-game skid.
Troy had a commanding 38-24 halftime advantage and was up 41-26 before McDaniel, Michael Ertel and Marvin Jean-Pierre nailed consecutive treys to start a 21-5 run, capped by McDaniel's three free throws. Travis Munnings drilled a 3 and had a layup, and Jordan Harris added a layup to give the Warhawks a 56-54 lead midway in the second half.
UL Monroe (8-11, 2-6) continued the charge, winning the second half 52-33, to garner its second Sun Belt Conference victory.
Ertel and Munnings led the Warhawks with 22 and 21 points respectively. Jean-Pierre added nine with 16 rebounds, and McDaniel finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
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