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Old Dominion edges Murray State in 70-60 win
Friday, Nov 15, 2013

NORFOLK, Va. (AP)—Aaron Bacote scored 21 points to lead Old Dominion to a 70-60 win over Murray State on Friday night.

Bacote also had eight assists and was joined by two others in double-digits for the Monarchs. Keenan Palmore added 13 points and Richard Ross had 12 to help lift Old Dominion (2-1) its first win over Murray State, which had won both previous matchups. Denzell Taylor hauled in 12 rebounds.

The Racers (1-2) dominated early and led 36-29 at the break. But the Monarchs opened the second half with a 10-0 run, taking the lead 38-36 on a Bacote jumper with 17:23 remaining. Murray State tied it up at 38-38 on a Cameron Payne jumper, but couldn’t regain the lead as the Monarchs steadily pulled away.

Payne led the Racers with 17 points, while Jarvis Williams added 10 points and 12 rebounds.

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 Murray St.
Cameron Payne Cameron Payne
6-16,  17 Pts
3 Rebs, 5 Assists
 Old Dominion
Aaron Bacote Aaron Bacote
7-14,  21 Pts
0 Rebs, 8 Assists

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