Men’s basketball loses to Seattle 98-67

Marshall Hampson

Sacramento State men’s basketball team fell to Seattle Pacific University 98-67 on Saturday at Key Arena in Seattle, Wash.

The non-conference game was a blowout from start to finish, as the Hornets trailed 15-2 in the first four minutes of the game. Despite beating the Redhawks Jan. 9 this year (80-67), the Hornets suffered their worst loss of the season.

Senior center Justin Eller led Sac State with 18 points and five rebounds. Junior forward Duro Bjegovic was the only other Hornet who reached 10 points on the team.

The 31-point loss was a result of Seattle’s high field-goal percentage. They managed to shoot 61 percent from the field and 50 percent from 3-point range.

Sac State falls to 9-17 overall after the loss and is still tied for last place in the Big Sky Conference.

The Hornets have the final four games of the season within the conference and must win at least three in order to have a shot at the Big Sky tournament. The team returns to action Thursday at Montana State University at 6:05 p.m.

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