Racers Celebrate CIT Championship


By WSIL Sports

MURRAY, KY -- Four Division I men's basketball teams will finish as tournament champions.  The Murray State Racers made sure they are one of the four, holding off Yale 65-57 to take the CollegeInsider.com Tournament title.

The Racers built an eight point first half lead only to watch Yale close within 27-26 by halftime.

Murray once again extended the lead early in the second, but once again the Bulldogs closed to within one at 46-45.

The Racers pulled away down the stretch though led by tournament MVP Cameron Payne.  Payne finished with 24 points, seven rebounds, and six assists.

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