Payne had 12 points in his first game back after missing the previous seven with a foot injury.
He hit his first shot after checking in at the 16:21 mark of the first half and had a tip-in shortly after and was back. The senior finished 5 of 9 from the field in 18 minutes.
Kenny Kaminski had a career-high 19 points and hit his first five 3s. Denzel Valentine posted his second double-double of the season – and arguably his best statistical game as a Spartan – with 11 points, 11 rebounds and six assists.
The Spartans were without Keith Appling, who sat out with a right wrist injury.
Without the senior point guard, the Spartans still had 22 assists on 28 made field goals and had just 10 turnovers.
Travis Trice, who started in Appling's place, had seven assists to no turnovers.
The Spartans led by as many as 26 and had 20 second-chance points and 13 offensive rebounds.