David Patrick’s Sacramento State closed the final 4:22 on a 12-5 run, Callum McRae had 19 second-half points, and Sacramento State defeated Fresno State for the first time in 56 years in a 59-53 road win at the Save Mart Center.
In the process, Sacramento State snapped a 23-game losing streak against Fresno State, defeating Fresno State for the first time since 1966, and winning in Fresno for the first time since 1954. Sacramento State, which is playing with six newcomers in the rotation, continues to improve each game. Sacramento State has now won three straight, and each of the team's last five games has been decided in the closing minutes.
Sacramento State improved to 6-5 overall and 3-2 on the road. That includes wins at UC San Diego and Denver. The three non-league road wins are tied for most in the program's Div. I era (1991-pres.). The 2005-06 team also accomplished the feat.