BOZEMAN, Mont. -- Christian Moon scored 23 points on 7-of-12 shooting including four 3-pointers and Montana State cruised to a 71-55 victory over Sacramento State in its regular season finale Saturday.
Montana State (13-16, 10-10 Big Sky) led 39-28 at halftime but the Hornets didn't go away easily, using a 15-3 run to begin the second half and took a 43-42 lead after a Jordan Salley dunk. Tied at 49 with 6:54 to play, Montana State outscored the Hornets 22-6 the rest of the way.
Montana State claims the No. 4 seed in the Big Sky Conference tournament in which begins Thursday. The Bobcats will play No. 5 Northern Colorado in either Missoula, Mont., or Ogden, Utah.
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he might explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.