John Dickson had 11 points and Joe Eberhard five points and 10 rebounds for the Hornets (6-3, 1-0 Big Sky), who never trailed in their first home game since Nov. 27 and first contest in 11 days due to final exams.
Antonio Biglow's 3-pointer got Montana State within 57-54 with 58 seconds remaining, but Sacramento State made 5 of 6 free-throw attempts down the stretch to protect its lead.
Cal big man Ivan Rabb could have been selected in the top 10 of the NBA draft. Instead, he's returning to Berkeley to make himself, and the Golden Bears, stronger.
Devin Williams' decision last month to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft has left West Virginia in a tough spot.
Florida State's student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.