Sacramento State vs Montana State

Montana St. 72, Sacramento St. 65

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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Xavier Blount and Tre Johnson scored 14 points apiece, helping Montana State keep Sacramento State winless in conference play with a 72-65 victory Thursday night.

Johnson added 10 rebounds, and Mohammed Fall and Christian Moon each chipped in 10 points for the Bobcats (9-8, 4-2 Big Sky), who improved to 8-0 this season when leading at halftime. MSU was 15 of 16 (94 percent) from the free-throw line.

Dylan Garrity had 18 points to lead the Hornets (5-12, 0-6), and Heath Hoffman scored 15.

Sacramento State took its only lead, 13-11, on a Josh McCarver dunk 13:20 before halftime. Montana State responded with a 15-4 run, including a 3-pointer by Blount and two by Jeff Budinich, en route to a 40-28 halftime lead.

The Hornets got within 66-63 on a Garrity 3-pointer with 2:34 to play, but free throws by Rod Singleton and Johnson helped seal the win for MSU.

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Sacramento State (5-12)283765
Montana State (9-8) «403272

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Sacramento State Hornets
J. Eberhard, F374-70-05348
J. Dickson, F242-91-24345
J. McCarver, C244-81-26009
D. Garrity, G405-95-564118
J. Carbajal, G171-40-22012
H. Hoffman306-93-331215
K. Veteto193-50-02046
J. Demalleville51-10-00012
P. Rakocevic40-30-01000
Totals 26-5510-1433111765
 47.3%71.4% 
Montana State Bobcats
X. Blount, F315-123-323214
T. Johnson, F285-94-4100414
M. Fall, C315-110-071210
C. Moon, G294-80-001310
R. Singleton, G272-62-22506
S. Reid200-54-43114
M. Dison131-42-32324
J. Budinich113-30-04118
J. Allou101-30-01012
Totals 26-6115-1635151672
 42.6%93.8% 
Big Sky
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
North Dakota14-422-10144
E. Wash.13-522-12148
Weber St.12-620-14185
Idaho12-619-14207
Montana11-716-16221
Montana St.11-716-16254
Sac. State9-913-18293
Portland St.7-1115-16268
N. Colo.7-1111-18287
N. Arizona6-129-23335
Idaho St.3-156-26340
So. Utah3-156-27341
 
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