Callum McRae had 21 points and 15 rebounds, and Cameron Wilbon added 14 points and six boards to help propel David Patrick’s Sacramento State to a 70 - 65 victory over Idaho State at the Nest.
Sacramento State led the final 17:54 of the contest but had to survive some tense moments late. After a fast break dunk from Akol Mawein gave Sacramento State what looked like a comfortable 64-57 lead with 53 seconds left, Idaho State immediately responded with a Jay Nagle 3-ball. Sacramento State would then miss the front end of a 1-and-1, and Idaho State responded with another bucket to slice their deficit to 64-62 at the 26-second mark.
Things got even crazier when Idaho State forced a Sacramento State turnover with 23 seconds left, giving Idaho State a chance to tie or take the lead. However, Sacramento State forced a five-second call on the ensuing inbounds, and followed with a Hunter Marks fast break dunk to go up, 66-62, with 21 seconds left. Sacramento State forced an Idaho State miss, and a pair of McRae free throws put the game away.