Murray State cruises past Tennessee Tech 83-67

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Cameron Payne scored 24 points with five assists and Murray State cruised past Tennessee Tech 83-67 on Thursday.

Murray State (12-4, 2-0 Ohio Valley) led by two midway through the first half before going on a 12-5 run, including Jeffery Moss’ 3-pointer, and led 45-32 at the break.

Moss and Payne drilled back-to-back 3-pointers at the start of the second to bump the Racers’ lead to 19 and they never looked back.

Jarvis Williams had 16 points, going 8 of 14 from the line, and gathered nine rebounds and Moss ended with 10 points and five helpers. Murray State had seven steals and turned the ball over just five times. Justin Seymour contributed 13 points off the bench.

Josiah Moore paced Tennessee Tech (8-8, 0-3) with 16 points and eight rebounds. Dwan Caldwell added 13 points for the Golden Eagles.