Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) - Behind a career-high 30 points from Mikh McKinney, the Sacramento State Hornets took down the Portland State Vikings, 77-71, in Big Sky Conference action at The Nest.
McKinney shot 13-of-18 from the field for Sacramento State (12-10, 7-7 Big Sky), which has won back-to-back games. Joe Eberhard added 12 points for the hosts, while Konner Veteto tallied 10 points and seven rebounds.
For Portland State (5-16, 3-11), Lateef McMullan recorded 17 points and five assists, while Aaron Moore logged a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Gary Winston and Renado Parker netted 13 and 12 points, respectively.
Sacramento State led by as many as 12 in the first half and went into intermission with a 38-32 advantage. Both teams shot greater than 50 percent from the field in the frame.
Portland State climbed back in the game thanks to a 12-0 run early in the second half. The Hornets were down by one, 65-64, with less than three minutes remaining before they ripped off a 10-0 spurt to pull away.
The Vikings committed just 10 turnovers on the night, but the Hornets took even better care of the ball with only four miscues.