Murray helps lead Portland State to victory
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)—Andre Murray had 16 points and Jamie Jones added 14 in Portland State’s 79-67 victory over Sacramento State on Friday night.
Julius Thomas had 11 points, and Phil Nelson and Dominic Waters scored 10 points each for the Portland State Vikings (11-4, 2-0 Big Sky).
Loren Leath had 23 points and Antonio Flaggs added 12 points for the Sacramento State Hornets (1-13, 0-1 Big Sky), who lost their eighth consecutive game.
After Jonathan Malloy’s basket gave the Hornets a 13-11 lead with 14:11 left in the first half, the Vikings responded with a 20-4 run that ended with a lay up by Julius Thomas that made the score 31-17.
The Vikings shot 52 percent (13 of 25) from the floor in the first half to take a 33-22 halftime lead. The Hornets went seven minutes without a basket in the first half.