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Sacramento St. beats NAIA California Merced 81-54

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Justin Strings scored 25 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Sacramento State beat NAIA University of California Merced 81-54 on Saturday night.

Strings was 8 of 14 from the field and 6 of 10 from the line for the Hornets (2-6). Eric Stuteville added 15 points and five rebounds, Nick Hornsby had 13 points and a team-high 15 rebounds, and Marcus Graves added 12 points and 10 assists. The team averaged 61 percent shooting from the field, 42.3 percent from the line and had a 51-17 rebounding edge over California Merced.

A Stuteville dunk that gave Sacramento a 27-15 lead with 6:31 to go in the first period sparked a flurry from both teams and the Hornets emerged with a 43-29 advantage at the break. They led by double figures throughout the second period.

Cole Taira scored 15 points on 4-of-10 shooting from the field including three 3-pointers for the Bobcats.

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Key Players
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Ast. Per Game
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Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo 292554
home team logo Sac. State 433881
Team Stats
away team logo PPG RPG APG
home team logo Sac. State 11-12 70.9 PPG 36.6 RPG 13.6 APG
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M. Graves 16.2 PPG 4.6 RPG 5.2 APG 42.2 FG%
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