Montana State gets past Sacramento State 58-53
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)—Marquis Navarre scored 14 points, including eight straight free throws down the stretch, in Montana State’s 58-53 victory over Sacramento State on Sunday.
Erik Rush added 14 points and Austin Brown had nine rebounds for the Bobcats (10-7, 5-2 Big Sky).
Domineek Daniel had 18 points, six rebounds, and four steals for the Hornets (7-12, 1-5).
After a slow-moving first half, Navarre gave Montana State its biggest lead, 44-35, when he hit two free throws with 3:30 to play.
Sacramento State cut the lead to four points, but six straight free throws from Navarre and a three-point play from Will Bynum sealed the victory for the Bobcats.
After Antonio Flaggs’ two-handed dunk put the Hornets up 15-14 with 6:21 remaining in the first half, neither team scored again from the field the rest of the half. The score was tied 16-16 at intermission.