With one second left, Nwachukwu was fouled on his put-back attempt after grabbing an offensive rebound. After he made both free throws, Cal Poly threw a long in-bounds pass to Colby Rogers who missed a hurried shot at the buzzer.
Kyle Colvin gave Cal Poly the lead twice in the final minutes. His short jumper gave the Mustangs a 54-53 lead with 2 minutes, 40 seconds remaining. It was the last field goal for either team. Colvin made two free throws with eight seconds left for a 56-55 Cal Poly lead.
James Bridges scored 12 points for the Hornets.
Colvin had game-highs of 20 points and nine rebounds for the Mustangs (2-9). Junior Ballard scored 18 points and Rogers added 10.
Sacramento State improved to a program-best 7-2 despite a second half in which the Hornets shot 23% and scored just 20 points.
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