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Payne has 32 points and final second steal to seal Murray State's 81-79 win over Evansville


EVANSVILLE, Indiana — Cameron Payne, who scored a career-high 32 points for Murray State, stole the ball with one second left to secure an 81-79 victory over Evansville on Saturday.

Payne, who was 4 of 7 from long range, made 10 of 19 field goal attempts and also had eight assists for Murray State (6-4).

Evansville (7-2) took a 62-61 lead with 8:00 left. The Racers' Justin Seymour nailed two 3-pointers and Payne knocked down another to regain the advantage70-63 with 6:57 left and never trailed again.

Evansville's D. J. Balentine, 31 points, made four straight free throws to tie at 79 with six seconds left, but Jonathan Fairell drove for a layup and the win.

T.J. Sapp hit 3 of 5 from beyond the arc to score 15 points and Seymour was good on all three attempts from long range for 10 as the Racers made 11 of 19 3-point attempts.

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