SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Mikh McKinney scored 28 points and Dylan Garrity 23 as Sacramento State defeated Idaho State 84-78 on Thursday night despite going without a field goal for the final 6 minutes.
Sacramento State (7-11, 3-6 Big Sky) took off to a 52-27 first-half lead. The 52 points were a Hornets season best for a half, as were their 69 percent shooting and eight 3-pointers.
The Hornets were up 71-54 after McKinney made their last field goal. From there, the Bengals went on a 13-2 run to close within six points with 1:49 left. But Garrity scored Sacramento State’s next seven points on free throws and McKinney and Dreon Bartlett added two apiece to secure the victory.
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The Hornets shot only 25.9 percent after their blistering first half.
Tomas Sanchez and Andre Hatchett each had 17 points and eight assists for the Bengals (7-11, 4-5). Chris Hansen added 15 points.