Sacramento State jumps out early, routs Montana State 81-52

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Bryce Fowler scored 11 of his 16 points in the first half as Sacramento State cruised to an 81-52 victory over Montana State on Thursday night.

Joshua Patton added 13 points for Sacramento State (15-12, 8-10 Big Sky Conference). Osi Nwachukwu chipped in 12 points and Chibueze Jacobs had 11.

Harald Frey scored 12 points to lead Montana State (14-14, 8-9). Mychael Paulo added 11 points and Amin Adamu had 10.

The Hornets built a 17-point halftime lead, highlighted by Patton’s block of Frey’s layup attempt to end the half. The Bobcats cut the deficit to 14 points with 16:20 left but didn’t get closer.

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Montana State plays at Northern Arizona on Saturday. Sacramento State hosts Montana on Saturday.

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