Scores

Final

Sacramento St 72

(9-19, 4-11 Big Sky)

E Washington 80

(15-14, 8-8 Big Sky)

    10:05 PM ET, February 24, 2007

    Reese Court, Cheney, Washington

    1 2 T
    SAC 36 3672
    EWU 39 4180

    Top Performers

    Sacramento St: K. Groce 19 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Eastern Washington: P. Butorac 17 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast

    E. Washington 80, Sacramento St. 72

    Associated Press

    CHENEY, Wash. (AP) -- Rodney Stuckey scored 18 points and Eastern Washington hit free throws down the stretch to beat Sacramento State 80-72 on Saturday night.

    Paul Butorac added 17 points and eight rebounds for the Eagles (15-14, 8-8 Big Sky), who hit 8-of-12 from the line in the final 1:28 to pull away from the Hornets (9-19, 4-11).

    Kris Groce led Sacramento State with 19 points. Loren Leath added 16 and Roderick Adams had 11 for the Hornets, who have lost six of their last seven games

    After a steal and layup by Davon Roberts gave Sacramento State its only lead of the second half, 66-65, EWU responded with seven straight points from Marcus Hinton to take a 72-66 lead with 6:15 left.

    EWU threatened to put Sacramento State away early in the second half, getting a pair of 3-pointers from Neal Zumwalt to open a 47-36 lead. But the Hornets answered with an 8-0 run, including five points from Groce, to pull within 47-44.

    The Eagles, in danger of missing their first conference tournament in 10 years, got 13 points and nine rebounds from Brandon Moore in their season finale. Five Big Sky games remain involving teams ahead of EWU in the standings.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SAC
    EWU
    Points 72 80
    FG Made-Attempted 25-62 (.403) 25-58 (.431)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-21 (.381) 3-12 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-23 (.609) 27-38 (.711)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 30 (0/0) 24 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 9

    2006-07 Season

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