RENO, Nev. -- Junior Ricky Glenn scored 17 points and guard Rame Batta again proved to be deadly from the free throw line as Sacramento State defeated the University of Nevada, 65-57, Friday night at the Lawlor Events Center.
The victory improved the Hornets to 3-0 this season and ended the team's 41-game road losing streak which dated back to the first game of the 1996-97 season. The 3-0 record is also the best in school history since before 1974-75 and equals the team's win total from a season ago. Nevada fell to 1-2.
"This was a good win for us," said head coach Tom Abatemarco. "They are a good team; we just caught them at the right time."
The Hornets lead by as many as 12 in the first half, but the Wolf Pack were able to fight back and claim a 50-49 lead with 4:02 to play. Glenn gave Sacramento State the lead for good by scoring on a layup with just over three minutes to play to put the Hornets on top 53-51.
Glenn scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half and played well in relief of Anthony Flood who fouled out of the game with 8:14 left. Flood ended the night with 11 points and nine rebounds.
As the game closed, the Hornets sank 10 of 11 free throws to seal the contest. Batta, who was 10-of-11 from the line against Southern Utah on Monday, was a perfect 8-for-8 from the stripe against Nevada and finishedwith 10 points.
Junior forward Pablo Gonzales was also in double-figures with 11 points.
Sacramento State will next face The Citadel in the first round of the Northwestern Mutual Classic on Friday, Dec. 3. The game will start at 5 p.m. and will be played at Memorial Gym at the University of San Francisco.