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WINNERS OF FOUR STRAIGHT, MEN'S HOOPS TRAVELS TO EASTERN WASHINGTON

Sacramento State Game Notes (27 pages) - pdf
Eastern Washington Game Notes
Big Sky Conference Standings

GAME PREVIEW

Fresh off a 4-0 homestand, Sacramento State (10-11, 6-6) brings its four-game winning streak on the road to Eastern Washington (10-13, 5-7) on Thursday…tip-off at Reese Court is set for 6:05 p.m…the Hornets will play three times over a six-day span, including Monday's 68-56 home win over Southern Utah…the Hornets' four-game winning streak is the longest in two years…should Sacramento State win on Thursday, it would match the team's longest winning streak during the Div. I era (the 2005-06 squad won five in a row), and would match the longest winning streak in the last 25 years for the program…Monday's win allowed Sacramento State to complete a four-game homestand with a perfect 4-0 record for the first time since the 1981-82 season…the Hornets' four-game winning streak against Big Sky opposition matches the longest for the program since joining the league in 1996-97 (the 2011-12, 2005-06 and 2004-05 squads also accomplished the feat)…the program has never won five consecutive Big Sky games…during the four-game winning streak, Sacramento State is outscoring the opposition, 79.2 - 69.8 while shooting .491 from the field, .453 from the 3-point line and .760 from the free throw line…one of the victories during the run came against conference-leading Weber State after point guard Dylan Garrity buried a 75-foot shot at the buzzer to deliver a 78-75 overtime win…the Hornets are 8-2 at home and 2-9 on the road, and Thursday will mark the team's first road game since falling at Northern Colorado (72-62) on Jan. 25…Eastern Washington has won two of its last three, dropping Saturday's contest at Montana by an 82-77 score…the Eagles are 7-2 at home, and 4-1 against Big Sky teams…the Hornets have defeated the Eagles four straight times, including earlier this year in Sacramento (75-64)…the four-game winning streak against Eastern Washington matches the longest against any conference foe since joining the Big Sky…the Hornets also won four in a row against Montana State (2002-04) and Idaho State (2004-06)…the Hornets are still just 13-26 all-time against Eastern Washington, including 3-16 when playing in Cheney…however, the Hornets have won the last two meetings at Reese Court…Thursday's contest can be seen live and free on WatchBigSky.com…the game can be heard over the airwaves on KTKZ 1380 AM with 17th-year play-by-play man Steve McElroy calling the action…live stats are available at goeags.com.

Sacramento State's complete set of game notes can be accessed by clicking on the link above the story.

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