Men’s basketball falls to Montana State despite Mills’ 19 points

Satchi Hover

Sacramento State’s men’s basketball team fell in its first Big Sky Conference game of the season on the road against Montana State, Thursday evening.

The Hornets (4-6, 0-1) were unable to start conference play on the right foot as they fell 70-55 to the Bobcats (6-6, 1-0).

Sac State junior forward Zach Mills scored a season high 19 points on 8-13 shooting, including 3-5 from 3-point range. Hornets junior guard Dylan Garrity was the only other player on the team to reach double-digit scoring, tallying 11 points.

Sac State struggled to shoot the ball, as it shot 38.2 percent and just 30 percent from 3-point range.

Senior forward Calen Coleman led the Bobcats, coming off the bench with 13 points. Senior forward Flavien Davis followed suit with 10 points on 4-6 shooting.

As a team, Montana State shot 47.3 percent, including 44.8 percent from 3-point range.

Sac State will stay in Montana as it squares off against the University of Montana Saturday evening. Tipoff is at 6:05 p.m.