MIAMI -- Malik Smith scored in double figures for the fifth straight game and Florida International topped Troy 61-55 Saturday night in Sun Belt Conference action.
Emil Jones paced Troy (7-12, 2-6) with 18 points, making 8 of 11 free-throw attempts.
The Trojans committed 12 turnovers to FIU's four, with five different players finishing with two giveaways.
Troy led 28-27 at halftime, backed mostly by 41.7 percent shooting (5 of 12) from 3-point range in the first half. The long-range magic dried up in the second half, though, as the Trojans made just 1 of 9 3-point attempts.
FIU used the intermission to fix its shooting woes, improving from 2 of 10 from 3 before intermission to 5 of 13 after.
Amin Elhassan and Myron Medcalf break down Taurean Prince heading to the Hawks.
Amin Elhassan and Myron Medcalf break down Marquese Chriss being traded to the Suns.
Amin Elhassan and Myron Medcalf break down how Jaylen Brown will fit in Boston
|Texas San Antonio||3-15||13||5-27|