Sacramento State defeated Portland 73-66 in the first round of the Collegeinsider.com Postseason Tournament on Wednesday night at the Earle A. Chiles Arena in Portland.
Sac State (21-11) advances to the second round to play Northern Arizona 7 p.m. Saturday at The Nest. Northen Arizona advanced by beating Grand Canyon 75-70.
Dylan Garrity (17 points) and Mikh McKinney (16) led the Hornets, who broke tied game with 54 seconds left and finished on a 7-0 run.
It was somewhat of a payback game for Sac State, which lost to Portland earlier this season at The Nest – it’s only home loss.