SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Freshman Vinnie McGhee had 23 points and five assists to help Sacramento State end a five-game losing streak by beating Montana State 78-77 on Thursday night.
The Bobcats battled back from a 10-point deficit to take a 52-51 lead on a basket by Taylor with 13:40 left in the second half.
The Hornets then regained the lead on a 13-2 run that ended with two free throws by Clark Woods to make the score 64-54.
Behind three contested 3-point shots by Taylor, the Bobcats prowled back to tie the game 74-74 on lay up by Mbunga with 2:30 to play.
Montana State went ahead 77-76 when Justin Williams goal tended a shot by Phil Friesen at the 1:14 mark.
After Friesen missed two free throws with 17 seconds left, Williams hit a shot from the left corner with 4.6 left on clock. Casey Durham missed a 3-point shot for the Bobcats with 1.1 second left to end the game.
The Bobcats shot 25 percent (7-for-28) from the floor, but made 20 of 22 shots from the free-throw line to end the first half trailing Sacramento State 38-34. Taylor was 10-for-10 from the charity stripe in the first half.
Forward Kennedy Meeks, who has averaged 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds at North Carolina, has pulled out of the NBA draft and will return to the Tar Heels.
Cal big man Ivan Rabb could have been selected in the top 10 of the NBA draft. Instead, he's returning to Berkeley to make himself, and the Golden Bears, stronger.
Devin Williams' decision last month to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft has left West Virginia in a tough spot.