January 30, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Mikh McKinney had 23 points and eight assists, and Dylan Garrity scored 18 on Thursday night to help Sacramento State pull away from Montana State for a 75-59 win.

Nick Hornsby added 12 points and seven rebounds for Sacramento State (14-6, 8-1 Big Sky), which has won five in a row and 9 of 10.

The first eight minutes of the second half included three ties and three lead changes before McKinney's jumper - which started a 10-2 run - with 11 minutes left gave the Hornets the lead, 46-44, for good.

Stephan Holm and Marcus Colbert hit 3-pointers 39 seconds apart to keep Montana State (4-16, 1-7) within five with six minutes remaining, but a layup by McKinney sparked a 16-3 spurt that gave Sacramento State a 73-55 lead with 1:24 to play.

The Hornets made 14 of 24 (58 percent) field goals, including 4 of 8 from 3-point range, in the second half.

Colbert led Montana State with 13 points.

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