EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Artur Labinowicz had a season-high 24 points as Evansville narrowly defeated Murray State 78-76 in overtime on Saturday night.
The Purple Aces (9-4) never trailed in the extra period and John Hall's 3-pointer gave them a 75-71 lead with 3:14 left.
The Purple Aces forced a season-high 20 turnovers.
Evansville led 41-27 at the half but Murray State rallied in the second period, outscoring Evansville 42-28 and Tevin Brown capped the surge with a 3-pointer in the final two seconds that tied the game 69-all and sent it into overtime.
Evansville matches up against Missouri State on the road next Tuesday. Murray State faces Cumberland University at home next Saturday.
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