Sacramento State (7-11, 3-6 Big Sky) took off to a 52-27 first-half lead. The 52 points were a Hornets season best for a half, as were their 69 percent shooting and eight 3-pointers.
The Hornets were up 71-54 after McKinney made their last field goal. From there, the Bengals went on a 13-2 run to close within six points with 1:49 left. But Garrity scored Sacramento State's next seven points on free throws and McKinney and Dreon Bartlett added two apiece to secure the victory.
The Hornets shot only 25.9 percent after their blistering first half.
Bruce Weber's Kansas State team earned a share of the Big 12 title three years ago, but a lot has changed since then and the pressure is on.
NCAA title game hero Kris Jenkins said he will withdraw his name from the NBA draft and return to Villanova for his senior season.
Andy Katz breaks down the likelihood of Villanova, Syracuse, North Carolina or Oklahoma making a run to the Final Four next season.