Compiled from web reports
By Bryan Metcalf, SacStateSports.com staff writer
SAN JOSE, Calif. – For the first time this season the Sacramento State men’s basketball team is on a losing streak after falling at San Jose State, 62-57, Saturday evening.
The Hornets (5-3) led by as many as 12 points in the first half, but shot just 31.3 percent (21-67) from the field, 31.6 percent (6-19) from deep, and 52.9 percent (9-17) at the foul line, all season lows.
San Jose State (5-3) wasn’t any better from the field at 31.3 percent (20-64), but found ways to score when it mattered. The Spartans used a 9-2 run late in the second half to pull just out of reach of Sacramento State.
Dylan Garrity converted a layup to pull the Hornets within one point (50-49) with 3:25 remaining, but they went just 1-for-6 over the next three minutes with a pair of turnovers to help fuel San Jose State’s run.
Garrity kept Sacramento State close with a pair of three-pointers in the final minute, but the Spartans missed only three shots (8-of-11) from the foul line over the final three minutes.
James Kinney, who entered the game as the nation’s fourth leading scorer, led all scorers with 20 points for San Jose State. Chris Cunningham was the only other Spartan in double digits with 10 points.
Cunningham also recorded 17 rebounds, with 10 coming on the offensive glass.
John Dickson led Sacramento State with 16 points. Garrity had 12 points with eight assists and no turnovers, and Konner Veteto had 11 points and nine rebounds off the bench for the Hornets.
Joe Eberhard had eight rebounds for Sacramento State and Mikh McKinney added seven despite scoring a season-low five points.
- Sacramento State does not play again until Dec. 19 at home against Montana State. The time off is because next week is finals week.
- The Hornets were outrebounded 59-34, the largest differential of the season.
- Dickson (7-of-14) and Veteto (4-of-8) were the only Hornets to shoot better than 33 percent from the floor.