Evansville ends drought with 85-81 OT win over Murray State
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) D.J. Balentine shot 12 for 20 from the field and scored 32 points to send Evansville past Murray State 85-81 in overtime Saturday night.
Egidijus Mockevicius added 22 points, and the win marked Evansville's (7-1) first over Murray State since 1991 while ending an 18-game home win streak for the Racers.
Bryce Jones scored 21 points, Wayne Langston chipped in 18 and Justin Seymour 17 for Murray State (5-4).
Jones hit two free throws with 11 seconds left to tie at 73. On Evansville's next possession, Jones stole the ball from Balentine and got off a shot with two seconds left but missed.
Jones gave the Racers a 77-76 lead with 2:52 left before Jaylon Brown made two of his own and the Purple Aces recaptured the lead. After a Murray State turnover, Balentine buried a jumper to put his team up 80-77 with 1:59 remaining. Seymour's two free throws made it 80-79 but Murray State couldn't get closer.