Stuteville leads Sacramento State by Pacific Union 78-49

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Eric Stuteville had 16 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots to lead Sacramento State to a 78-49 win over NAIA's Pacific Union Monday night.

Stuteville made 6 of 9 field goals. Dreon Barlett hit 3 of 6 from long range for 13 points and Justin Strings added 12 points and seven rebounds.

Sacramento State (7-4) jumped out to an early lead and never trailed, taking a 38-25 lead into the break. Pacific Union made a charge to close to 49-41 but the Hornets answered with a 17-0 run. The Pioneers scored just eight points in the last 13 minutes.

Sacramento State shot 47 percent from the field while limiting Pacific Union to 30 percent. The Hornets picked up 32 points in the paint while holding the Pioneers to 20.

The Hornets will open Big Sky Conference play at Portland State on Saturday.

Jarron Crump led Pacific Union with 14 points.

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