TROY, Ala. -- Efe Odigie had 19 points and five steals and Duke Deen posted 13 points and eight assists as Troy narrowly beat Arkansas State 79-77 on Thursday night.
Desmond Williams had 18 points for Troy (17-7, 8-3 Sun Belt Conference), which won its fourth consecutive game.
Williams made a corner 3-pointer with one minute left for a 76-72 lead. Kieffer Punter added two free throws with 16 seconds remaining to give Troy a 78-74 lead.
Troy scored 50 points in the second half, a season high for the team.
Norchad Omier tied a career high with 31 points and had 10 rebounds for the Red Wolves (15-7, 6-4). Marquis Eaton added 14 points. Caleb Fields had 12 points and six assists.
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