The two teams end the Ohio Valley Conference regular season against each other at Murray State on Feb. 29.
Adams converted a three-point play with 87 seconds to break a tie at 66 and the Governors (17-9, 11-2 Ohio Valley Conference) made it hold up.
KJ Williams' layup 15 seconds later brought Murray State within 69-68, and following an Austin Peay timeout, the Racers Anthony Smith missed a short shot with 27 seconds left. Carlos Paez sank a pair of foul shots for the final margin before Tevin Brown and DaQuan Smith missed 3-point attempts to end it.
Jaiveon Eaves led Murray State with a career-high 21 points, Brown scored 13 with six assists and five rebounds, DaQuan Smith scored 13, Williams 11 and Anthony Smith 10. The Racers have lost two of their last three.
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