MURRAY, Ky. -- Cameron Payne scored 23 points to lead Murray State over SE Missouri State 82-75 on Thursday.
Murray State (6-7, 1-0 Ohio Valley) shot 44 percent from the floor, including 9 of 26 (35 percent) from beyond the arc. Jarvis Williams scored 16 points and a career-high 18 rebounds for the Racers, while T.J. Sapp added 14 points. Murray State had 13 offensive rebounds and turned those into 17 second-chance points.
Southeast Missouri (8-6, 0-1) was led by Jarekious Bradley with 22 points on 8 of 14 shooting. Josh Langford had 17, while Nino Johnson added 13 points and seven rebounds. Tyler Stone chipped in with 10 points.
Murray State raced out to a 10-0 lead and stayed ahead until Langford's trey gave SE Missouri its first lead at 65-64 with 5:38 left in the game. Murray State then used an 18-10 run to close the game.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
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