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Tylor Ongwae scores 22 points as Louisiana-Monroe beats Troy 75-64

  • Troy guard Antoine Myers (1) drives past Louisiana-Monroe guard Chinedu Amajoyi (13) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Troy, Ala., Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. Myers was called for an offensive foul on the play. Louisiana-Monroe won 75-64. (AP Photo/The (Troy) Messenger, Thomas Graning)

    Troy guard Antoine Myers (1) drives past Louisiana-Monroe guard Chinedu Amajoyi (13) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Troy, Ala., Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. Myers was called for an offensive foul on the play. Louisiana-Monroe won 75-64. (AP Photo/The (Troy) Messenger, Thomas Graning)  (The Associated Press)

  • Louisiana-Monroe forward Jayon James (1) goes up to shoot past Troy forward/center Westley Hinton (33) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Troy, Ala., Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. Louisiana-Monroe won 75-64. (AP Photo/The (Troy) Messenger, Thomas Graning)

    Louisiana-Monroe forward Jayon James (1) goes up to shoot past Troy forward/center Westley Hinton (33) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Troy, Ala., Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. Louisiana-Monroe won 75-64. (AP Photo/The (Troy) Messenger, Thomas Graning)  (The Associated Press)

  • Louisiana-Monroe forward Tylor Ongwae (12) goes up to shoot past Troy guard Jeff Mullahey (3) and forward/center Westley Hinton (33) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Troy, Ala., Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. Louisiana-Monroe won 75-64. (AP Photo/The (Troy) Messenger, Thomas Graning)

    Louisiana-Monroe forward Tylor Ongwae (12) goes up to shoot past Troy guard Jeff Mullahey (3) and forward/center Westley Hinton (33) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Troy, Ala., Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. Louisiana-Monroe won 75-64. (AP Photo/The (Troy) Messenger, Thomas Graning)  (The Associated Press)

Tylor Ongwae scored 22 points and Louisiana-Monroe pulled away from Troy in the second half for a 75-64 victory on Thursday night.

ULM used an 11-6 run to extend its lead to 64-56 with 2:47 to play and made 11 of 12 free throws from there to close out the win.

After a 34-34 tie at halftime, ULM and Troy tied the game again at 36 and 38 before ULM used a 15-8 run to go ahead 53-46 on Daniel Grieves' 3-pointer with 10:25 to play.

Troy scored four straight points to close within 53-50 at the 7:41 mark, but got no closer.

Jayon James had 13 points while Nick Coppola and Amos Olatayo each added 10 for ULM (5-7, 2-2 Sun Belt).

Hunter Williams and Jeff Mullahey led Troy (7-10, 2-3) with 16 points each. Antoine Myers added 13 points and Kevin Thomas grabbed 11 rebounds.