SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Jordan Salley had 16 points on 8-of-11 shooting, grabbed 10 rebounds and Sacramento State snuck past Idaho State 53-52 on Saturday night.
Salley's dunk with 2:40 to go gave Sacramento State (14-13, 8-10 Big Sky) a 53-46 lead but the Bengals made things interesting after Chris Hansen made a pair of free throws to cut the Hornets' lead to four, 53-49, and Tomas Sanchez hit a 3-pointer to bring Idaho State within one, 53-52, with 1:10 to play.
Sanchez finished with 18 points, hitting five 3-pointers to go along with his five rebounds and five assists.
Idaho State (5-23, 4-14) had two chances at a win when Sanchez missed a shot with 23 seconds left from beyond the arc and Melvin Morgan just missed a jumper with 6 seconds left as Sacramento State held on for the win.
Dylan Garrity had 13 points and five assists for Idaho State, which shot only 36.2 percent from the field.
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.