Scores

Final

S Illinois 65

(2-8, 1-6 away)

Murray State 73

(5-5, 5-1 home)

8:00 PM ET, December 17, 2013

CFSB Center, Murray, Kentucky

1 2 T
SIU 30 3565
MURR 33 4073

Top Performers

Southern Illinois: D. Jackson 28 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Stl

Murray State: C. Payne 22 Pts, 5 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Blk

Murray State races past Southern Illinois 73-65

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MURRAY, Ky. -- Cameron Payne scored 22 points and dished out seven assists to lead Murray State to a 73-65 win over Southern Illinois Tuesday night.

T.J. Sapp pitched in 15 points off the bench for the Racers (5-5). Jarvis Williams grabbed 10 rebounds and had seven points.

Murray State went into halftime with a 33-30 lead. The Racers used a 16-4 run early in the second half to open up a 48-36 advantage. Payne hit back-to-back 3-pointers to push the lead to 59-43 with 10:15 left.

The lead stayed in double digits as Southern Illinois (2-8) struggled to get stops. Twice the Salukis got the lead to 11, but Payne hit a 3-pointer on one occasion and Sapp hit a 3 of his own on the other.

Murray State hit 8 of 18 3-pointers compared to Southern Illinois 3 of 9.

Desmar Jackson scored 28 points to lead the Salukis.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SIU
MURR
Points 65 73
FG Made-Attempted 20-52 (.385) 21-50 (.420)
3P Made-Attempted 3-9 (.333) 8-18 (.444)
FT Made-Attempted 22-30 (.733) 23-32 (.719)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 21 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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