Keith Shamburger added 15 points and eight assists for the Spartans (9-17), who shot 53 percent from the floor, including 8 of 18 on 3-pointers.
Sacramento State led 37-31 at halftime, and after a Joe Eberhard jumper with 16:05 to play, the Hornets were up 46-34. San Jose State responded with a 16-2 run to take the lead. A few minutes later, the Spartans went on a 10-0 run, including two Shamburger 3-pointers, to go ahead 69-59 with 5:48 left. Sacramento State got no closer than six the rest of the way.
The BracketBusters matchup was the first meeting between the teams since 2003.
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