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Dec. 15, 2014

BOSTON (MA) -- Murray State's Cameron Payne earns the Lou Henson award national player of the week honors.

The 6-foot-2 sophomore, who scored a career-high 32 points for the Racers, stole the ball with one second left to secure an 81-79 victory at Evansville. Payne, who was 4 of 7 from long range, made 10 of 19 field goal attempts and also had eight assists in the win.

The Lou Henson Award is presented annually to the top Mid-Major player in Division I college basketball.

The award is named in honor of Lou Henson who retired after a spectacular coaching career that lasted 41 years. When he left the game in 2005 he was sixth all-time in career Division I wins with 779. He is the winningest coach at both Illinois and New Mexico State. He is one of only 12 coaches in the history of the game to take two schools to the Final Four.


Week 5 (Dec. 15) Cameron Payne (Murray State)
Week 4 (Dec. 8) Damon Lynn (NJIT)
Week 3 (Dec. 1) Craig Bradshaw (Belmont)
Week 2 (Nov. 24) A.J. English (Iona)
Week 1 (Nov. 17) Kyle Wilson (Army)

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