SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Dylan Garrity scored 18 points, half during a 26-6 run that spanned halftime, to spark Sacramento State to a 75-64 win over Eastern Washington Saturday night.
Thomas Reuter scored to pull Eastern Washington even at 25-25 with 4:15 to play in the first half, but the Hornets closed with a 13-3 run to take a 38-28 lead at intermission, then opened the second with another 13-3 run. Garrity made four layups in the two runs.
Zach Mills scored 17 points for Sacramento State (6-9, 2-4 Big Sky), which shot 50 percent from the field (26-52) and hit 6 of 15 from 3-point range.
Eastern Washington (7-10, 2-4) got a 17-point effort from Venky Jois. Tyler Harvey added 15 points, but struggled from the field, hitting just 3 of 15 shots from the floor. Drew Brandon added 13 points and Parker Kelly contributed 11.
DeAndre Ayton, No. 1 in the Class of 2017, and a few other top names took center stage at Nike EYBL Session 4.
Freshman Malik Newman will transfer from Mississippi State after averaging 11.3 points per game last season.
Illinois, led by Malcolm Hill, Leron Black and Mike Thorne, looks to return to the NCAA tourney after missing it for three consecutive seasons.