Cully Payne will not return, Quinten Payne released from NLI
Seventh-seeded Ramblers seek first league tourney title since 1985
Ramblers searching for first victory in a regular-season finale since 2006
Loyola looks to avoid falling below .500 for first time this season
Ramblers put undefeated home record in non-conference play on the line
2011-12: Sat out the season after transferring from Iowa.
2010-11 (at Iowa): Co-captain ... Played in and started the first five games before suffering a season-ending sports hernia injury ... Handed out six assists in the season-opener against South Dakota State ... Tied a personal best with seven helpers and tossed in seven points versus Louisiana-Monroe ... Averaged 3.8 ppg, 1.4 rpg and 3.4 apg.
2009-10 (at Iowa): All-Big Ten Freshman Team selection by Sporting News ... Started all 32 contests at point guard and was the only starting freshman point guard in the Big Ten in 2009-10 ... Averaged 8.7 ppg, 3.0 rpg and a team-high 3.8 apg ... Scored in double figures on 11 occasions and doled out five or more assists 11 times ... Ranked seventh in the Big Ten in assists (3.8) ... Named to the CBE Classic All-Tournament Team ... Tossed in a career-best 25 points, on 9-of-16 shooting from the field, including 5-of-10 from triple territory, versus Michigan at the Big Ten Tournament ... Totaled 18 points and four assists against Wichita State in the CBE Classic ... Handed out a season-high seven assists in a victory over Penn State ... Registered six assists and a half dozen rebounds versus No. 20 Ohio State ... Totaled team highs of 11 points and six assists at No. 6 Purdue ... Equaled a season best with seven assists at Minnesota ... Scored 13 points and dished out seven assists, to only one turnover, in an overtime loss to Michigan.
High School: First Team Illinois Basketball Coaches Association All-State selection as a senior after earning second team accolades during his junior campaign ... Two-time first team all-conference pick ... Two-time all-area pick by both Daily Herald and Pioneer Press ... Four-time team MVP ... Three-time team captain ... Averaged 21.6 ppg, 5.4 apg, 3.1 rpg and 2.2 spg in 16 games as a senior before missing the final 13 contests due to injury ... Shot 49 percent from the field, 38 percent from three-point range and 82 percent from the free throw line as a senior ... Scored a career-high 39 points and scored in double digits in 15 of 16 games in 2008-09 ... As a junior, contributed 16.8 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 4.9 apg and 1.7 spg, while helping his team to a 19-10 record.
Personal: Son of Kent and Sherry Payne ... Born March 9, 1990 ... Majoring in communications.
Payne's Career Statistics