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.
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