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Graves nets Sac State's 1st-ever triple-double; beat Simpson

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Marcus Graves scored 12 points with 11 assists and 10 rebounds and Sacramento State beat NAIA Simpson 76-52 in the Hornets' season opener on Friday night.

Graves' triple double was the first in the history of the program. Ethan Esposito led Sacramento State in scoring with 20 on 7-of-9 shooting.

The Red Hawks proved feisty early and Blake Trent hit a 3-pointer to bring Simpson within 16-15 with 10:57 left before halftime. Sacramento State gradually pulled away when Esposito hit a 3-pointer, Calvin Martin made a layup and Esposito added a free throw and the Hornets were up 34-21 with 1:42 left before halftime.

Sacramento State turned it up offensively in the second half shooting 18 of 34 (53 percent) from the field and Simpson went cold converting just eight field goals. The Hornets turned 21 Simpson turnovers into 29 points.

Trent led Simpson with 17 points and Jon Manjon scored 14 points with nine rebounds.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
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 252752
home team logo Sacramento St. 1-0 364076
Team Stats
away team logo PPG RPG APG
home team logo Sacramento St. 1-0 70.9 PPG 36.6 RPG 13.6 APG
Key Players
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. PPG RPG APG FG%
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M. Graves 16.2 PPG 4.6 RPG 5.2 APG 42.2 FG%
Top Scorers
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PTS REB AST
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0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
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Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB