PORTLAND, Ore. Jeremiah Dominguez scored 28 points, 26 of them in the second half, to lead Portland State to a 96-85 win over Montana State in a Big Sky Conference men's basketball battle Saturday night.
Deonte Huff scored a career high 26 points for the Vikings (13-8, 6-2 Big Sky) and was 17-of-17 from the free throw line. Scott Morrison added 17 points and seven rebounds.
Carlos Taylor led Montana State (13-9, 5-4) with 31 points. Casey Durham chipped in 14 points for the Bobcats.
After trailing 46-44 at halftime, Portland State ramped up its offense behind Dominguez, who scored 11 points in the first four minutes as Portland State went on a 15-6 run and opened a 59-52 advantage with 16:25 left.
The Vikings held MSU to just three field goals in the first eight minutes of the second half. Meanwhile, the Vikings went on a 10-0 run that was capped by a Huff layup that made the score 69-55 with 12:21 remaining. Montana State never challenged the rest of the way.
SACRAMENTO ST. 74, NORTHERN COLO. 72: At Sacramento, Calif., Vinnie McGhee Jr. had 17 points, six assists, three steals and a key basket to help Sacramento State edged Northern Colorado on Saturday night.
Clark Woods added 15 points and three steals and Jason Davis added 15 points and seven rebounds for the Hornets (4-16, 2-7 Big Sky), who ended a five-game losing streak.
Robert Palacios had 13 points, nine rebounds and Terry Anderson added 11 points for the Bears (9-13, 3-7 Big Sky).
Trailing the Hornets 60-52, the Bears battled back to tie the game 70-70 on a three-point shot by Will Figures with 11.2 seconds left.
McGhee hit a bank shot off the glass to put the Hornets up 72-70 with 4.4 seconds remaining.
After the Bears' Jefferson Mason was called for traveling with 2.3 seconds to go, Woods was fouled and made two free throws that sealed the victory for the Hornets.
Despite being out rebounded 25-19 by the Bears, the Hornets broke a 24-24 tie late in the first half to take a 31-28 halftime lead.