TEMPE, Ariz. Sacramento State's bid for the best start in school history crumbled Saturday.
The Hornets couldn't recover after falling into a big hole early and played the second half without coach Brian Katz, who was ejected for arguing with the officials in a 90-70 loss to Arizona State.
Evan Gordon had a career-high 29 points for the Sun Devils (6-1).
Sac State (5-2) focused on stopping point guard Jahii Carson. Using help defense to keep Carson out of the lane, the Hornets held him to 12 points.
But that left Gordon open on the outside. He made 8 of 16 shots, including 5 of 9 three-pointers.
"The Carson kid is really hard to guard, and we're not going to stop him one-on-one," said Katz, who was thrown out with four minutes left in the first half. "We kind of jammed the box hard, and it opened up for Gordon."
After trailing 15-4, Sac State briefly closed within five before Arizona State bounced back for a 46-30 halftime lead.
John Dickson led the Hornets with 12 points and seven rebounds.
Idaho 73, UC Davis 66 in Moscow, Idaho The Aggies (1-4) misfired from three-point range, making only 8 of 28, and were outrebounded 35-24 in the loss to the Vandals (2-4).
Corey Hawkins led UC Davis with 20 points and six assists, and Ryan Sypkens scored 14.
Sacramento State 80, Oregon State 71 (OT) in Corvallis, Ore. Se'nyce Parrish scored a career-high 39 points and tied a Sac State record with nine three-pointers to lead the Hornets to their fourth consecutive victory, according to the Sac State athletics website.
Parrish scored six of Sac State's 12 overtime points. She finished 13 of 18 from the field, including 9 of 13 on three-pointers.
Kylie Kuhns grabbed 20 rebounds for the Hornets (4-2).
The Beavers (4-3) led 44-32 with 17:56 left in the second half before the Hornets rallied.