POCATELLO, IDAHO - The Sacramento State men's basketball team concluded its 2000-01 season with a 107-79 loss at Idaho State Saturday night at Holt Arena. Rashad Kirkland scored 22 points to lead the Bengals.
ISU improved to 14-13 overall and 10-6 in the Big Sky Conference. The Hornets ended the year with a 5-22 overall mark and a 2-14 conference record.
Idaho State dominated nearly the entire game. The Bengals built a double-digit lead eight minutes into the contest and pushed the lead to 20 points in the closing minutes of the first half before settling for a 50-32 lead at the break.
ISU continued its attack in the second period and led by 20 or more for the majority of the period. The Bengals ended the game on an 8-0 run to add an exclamation point.
Idaho State was deadly from outside as the team made 14 three pointers. Tim Erickson led the way by going 6-for-7 from long range. Jordie McTavish added four and three others also connected from long range.
The Bengals also moved the ball well, tallying a school-record 33 assists in the game. The team also outrebounded the Hornets, 37-26.
Sacramento State was paced by a career-high 23 points from Rame Batta. The senior ended his career by shooting 8-of-16 from the floor and 6-of-9 from behind the arc. Pablo Gonzales added 16 and Rickie Glenn contributed 12 points in their final game. Glenn's 12 points raised his season total to 401 which ranks 10th all-time at Sacramento State.
Arinze Anoruo led the team with five rebounds while freshman Tony Champion came off the bench to grab four boards in just five minutes of work.
Idaho State was led on the glass by D'Marr Suggs with 11. Suggs completed the double-double by scoring 10 points. In all, five ISU players broke double-figures. Joining Kirkland and Suggs were Erickson (20), McTavish (14) and Doug Silva.