Sac State starts Big Sky season 0-2 after getting swept by Montana schools

State Hornet Staff

Sacramento State’s men’s basketball team was swept out of the state of Montana.

Just two days after the losing to Montana State by 15 points, the Hornets were outmatched once again, resulting in a 82-70 loss to the University of Montana.

Sac State’s record now falls to 4-7 and 0-2 in the Big Sky Conference.

The Hornets started strong as they jumped out to a 12-6 lead on Montana with 13:55 remaining in the first half by shooting 6-8 from the field.

Five minutes later, the Grizzlies tied the game when senior guard Kareem Jamar hit a jump shot to put his team up 17-15.

Montana ended the first half on a 13-3 run and take a 37-27 lead into halftime.

In the second half, the Hornets cut their deficit to as little as six points with 13 minutes remaining but the Grizzlies answered right back with the inside presence of senior center Eric Hutchison seven points in the second half. 

Sac State junior forward Zach Mills finished with a team-high 14 points that included a pair of 3-pointers, while junior guard Mikh McKinney had 11 points and senior center Jordan Salley had 10. 

The Hornets continue their 4-game road trip Thursday as they travel to Flagstaff, Ariz. to have Northern Arizona. Tipoff is at 6:05 p.m.

Ryan can be reached on Twitter at @rskuhn