SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- John Dickson scored a career-high 29 points on 10-of-15 shooting, helping Sacramento State match the best six-game start in school history by beating Dominican 77-68 on Tuesday night.
Dickson, a senior, hit two 3-pointers and made all seven of his free throws. Dylan Garrity added 16 points for the Hornets (5-1), who found themselves tied with the Division II Penguins (2-3) after a Matt Hayes layup with 4:42 to play. But a 10-0 Sacramento State run, capped by Konner Veteto's three-point play with a minute left, put the game away.
The Hornets improved to 5-0 all-time against the Penguins; the last meeting between the schools came in 2003. Sacramento State will try for the first 6-1 start in school history when it visits Arizona State on Saturday.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.