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Louisiana-Monroe Defeats Troy 74-71 - Recap

Louisiana-Monroe got 23 points from Michael Ertel en route to a 74-71 victory over Troy on Thursday at Trojan Arena.

Louisiana-Monroe was a +6.0-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

Louisiana-Monroe got 14 points from Erie Olonade and another 13 points from Chris Efretuei. Erie Olonade contributed 4 assists, while Chris Efretuei cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.

Troy got 12 points from KJ Simon in a losing cause and another 12 points from Tahj Small. Desmond Williams contributed 6 assists for them, while Nick Stampley had 10 rebounds.

Louisiana-Monroe led at halftime, 34-20.

Troy won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 38-29.

Next game, Louisiana-Monroe takes its act on the road to face South Alabama looking for another win. For Troy, they head home to face Louisiana-Lafayette.