SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)Amorrow Morgan had 14 points and five assists to lead Idaho State 52-51 over Sacramento State on Thursday night.
Matt Stucki had 13 points and Donnie Carson added 11 points for the Bengals (11-17, 8-7 Big Sky).Vinnie McGhee Jr. had 10 points and Loren Leath scored nine points for the Hornets (4-22, 2-13 Big Sky), who have lost six straight games.After Sacramento State freshman McGhee's 3-point shot tied the game at 48 with 50 seconds left in the game, Morgan's basket gave the Bengals a two-point advantage. Carson made two free throws before McGhee made a trey to end the game.Tied at 15, Stucki scored eight of the Bengals' last 11 points in the first half that helped Idaho State take a 26-21 halftime lead.Both teams shot poorly from the field in the first half as the Hornets were 10-for-29 (34.5 percent) and the Bengals finished 7-for-24 (29.2 percent).Sacramento State Athletic Director Terry Wanless said before the game that he will make a complete evaluation after the season ends of the current Hornet players and eighth-year coach Jerome Jenkins, whose job is in jeopardy."We don't want to distract what Jerome is trying to do right now," Wanless said. "That would not be fair to him. We just have to wait and see what happens."