TROY, Ala. -- Rayjon Tucker had 24 points as Little Rock scored 54 in the second half to roll to an 84-70 victory over Troy to halt a five-game losing skid on Thursday night.
Little Rock (8-15, 3-7 Sun Belt Conference) beat Troy 73-59 earlier this year and followed that with a 91-62 win over South Alabama for two consecutive victories before starting the losing streak.
Little Rock ran out to an early lead before Troy rallied to go on a 16-0 run to go up 28-20 and take a 36-30 lead into the half.
Little Rock started the second period hitting 10 of 11 field-goal attempts, making 79 percent from the floor in the second half, to go out front 55-47 at the 11:41 mark. Little Rock pushed its advantage to 79-54 after Kris Bankston completed a 3-point play following his dunk. Troy never recovered.
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