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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento State seventh-year men's basketball head coach Brian Katz announced the program's 2014-15 schedule today.
The schedule includes 29 regular season games, comprised of 14 at home and 15 on the road. The Hornets will play 18 Big Sky Conference games, which will feature the normal Thursday-Saturday matchups. The University of Idaho is joining the conference this year, creating a 12-member league in which each school will play seven teams twice, and the other four on one occasion. Previously, there was an odd amount of teams in the conference which resulted in more difficult travel schedules and several Monday games.
This year, in league play, the Hornets will play once against Montana (home), Montana State (home), Idaho State (away) and Weber State (away), and the normal home-and-home format against the other seven Big Sky programs.
In addition, the Big Sky Tournament will now expand to an eight-team field (up from seven teams a year ago) featuring no byes and four quarterfinal games, two semifinal games and the championship. The winner of the regular season title will host the Big Sky Tournament on March 12-14.
The Hornets open the year with a pair of home exhibition games against Holy Names (Nov. 4) and Menlo (Nov. 7) before beginning the regular season with road games at Gonzaga (Nov. 14) and UC Riverside (Nov. 17). The trip to Gonzaga, a perennial basketball power, will be the Hornets' third in school history, and first since Jan. 7, 1996. Overall, the Hornets and Bulldogs have played each other four times with each team winning twice.
Sacramento State will then host three straight games over a 13-day span, including contests against Simpson (Nov. 19), Bristol University (Nov. 25) and Utah Valley (Dec. 1). The Hornets will play Utah Valley twice this season, including a road contest on Dec. 27, which will also mark Sacramento State's final non-conference tilt.
Following the home game against Utah Valley, the Hornets head to Abilene Christian (Dec. 4) and UC Irvine (Dec. 6) before a set of home games against Cal State Fullerton (Dec. 11) and Portland (Dec. 14). The team is back on the road for games at Seattle (Dec. 21) and Utah Valley before the conference schedule begins on New Year's Day at home against Northern Arizona at 7:05 p.m.
Four brief homestands make up the Hornets' Big Sky home portion of the schedule, including Jan. 1-3 (Northern Arizona, Southern Utah), Jan. 15-17 (Idaho, Eastern Washington), Jan. 29-Feb. 7 (Montana State, Montana, Portland State) and Feb. 19-21 (Northern Colorado, North Dakota).
The Hornets do not have any road trips or homestands lasting longer than three games on the entire schedule.
Sacramento State returns all five starters from a team that went 14-16 overall, 10-10 in the Big Sky and qualified for the conference tournament for the first time in eight years. The list of starters include senior guards Mikh McKinney and Dylan Garrity. McKinney was a unanimous first team all-Big Sky selection last year while Garrity received honorable mention accolades. Other returning starters include junior swingman Cody Demps, senior forward Zach Mills and senior center Alex Tiffin.
Overall, the team returns nine players from a squad which also set Div. I-era (1991-pres.) school records for Big Sky victories, home wins (11) and home winning streak (seven games). In addition, the squad's 14 overall wins tied for the second best mark in the Div. I era.
Sacramento State season ticket information is available by calling the Athletics Ticket office at (916) 278-4428. Members of the Hornet Club and all previous season ticket holders have first priority on season tickets.
NOTES -- The Hornets' meetings against Abilene Christian and Bristol University will be the first in school history…every home contest except the game against Portland will begin at 7:05 p.m. The meeting with Portland on Sunday, Dec. 14, will begin at 5:05 p.m…the Hornets have improved their conference record every year of Katz's tenure (1-15 in 2008-09; 3-13 in 2009-10; 4-12 in 2010-11; 5-11 in 2011-12; 8-12 in 2012-13; 10-10 last season).…once again, all home games can be viewed live and free in HD on www.watchbigsky.com. In addition, all road games played at a Big Sky venue can be seen on www.watchbigsky.com…every regular season and postseason game will be aired on the radio at AM 1380 The Answer.
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February 28, 2015 MEN’S HOOPS ONE WIN AWAY FROM LEAGUE TITLE AFTER WIN AT PORTLAND STATE
February 24, 2015 MEN'S HOOPS BEGINS FINAL ROAD TRIP ON SATURDAY AT PORTLAND STATE
February 21, 2015 MEN’S HOOPS BACK IN 1ST PLACE AFTER BEATING NORTH DAKOTA ON SENIOR NIGHT
February 20, 2015 MEN'S HOOPS HOSTS FINAL REGULAR SEASON HOME GAME SAT. NIGHT AT 7 PM
February 19, 2015 MEN’S HOOPS IMPROVES TO 17-8 WITH A 66-59 VICTORY OVER NORTHERN COLO.
February 17, 2015 MEN'S HOOPS HOSTS NORTHERN COLORADO THURSDAY NIGHT AT 7 P.M.
February 14, 2015 LATE RUN SPARKS IDAHO TO 69-58 VICTORY OVER MEN’S BASKETBALL
February 13, 2015 MEN'S BASKETBALL TRAVELS TO IDAHO FOR SATURDAY EVENING MATCHUP
February 12, 2015 LATE RUN FALLS JUST SHORT IN MEN’S HOOPS’ 64-61 LOSS AT EASTERN WASH.
February 10, 2015 FIRST PLACE ON THE LINE IN MEN'S HOOPS GAME THURS. AT EASTERN WASHINGTON
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February 4, 2015 MEN’S HOOPS POSTS HIGHEST TERM GPA IN SCHOOL HISTORY
February 2, 2015 McKINNEY NAMED BIG SKY PLAYER OF THE WEEK FOR THE 3RD STRAIGHT WEEK
January 27, 2015 MEN'S HOOPS BACK AT HOME THURSDAY NIGHT VS. MONTANA STATE
January 23, 2015 MEN'S HOOPS SEEKS FOURTH STRAIGHT WIN SATURDAY AT WEBER STATE
January 21, 2015 McKINNEY SELECTED AS ONE OF THE BEST MID-MAJOR PLAYERS IN THE NATION
January 21, 2015 MEN'S HOOPS BACK IN ACTION THURSDAY NIGHT AT IDAHO STATE
January 19, 2015 MEN’S HOOPS RANKED IN THE TOP 25 MID-MAJOR POLL FOR FIRST TIME EVER
January 19, 2015 McKINNEY RECEIVES SCHOOL-RECORD 4TH BIG SKY PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARD
January 17, 2015 MEN’S HOOPS TAKES OVER FIRST PLACE, BEATS EASTERN WASHINGTON 90-77
January 16, 2015 MEN'S HOOPS HOSTS EASTERN WASHINGTON ON SATURDAY FOR FIRST PLACE
January 13, 2015 MEN'S HOOPS BACK AT HOME THURSDAY VS. LEAGUE NEWCOMER IDAHO AT 7 PM
January 10, 2015 MEN’S BASKETBALL’S WINNING STREAK ENDS IN LOSS AT NORTHERN COLORADO
January 2, 2015 MEN'S HOOPS HOSTS SOUTHERN UTAH ON SATURDAY AT 7 P.M.
December 30, 2014 MEN'S HOOPS OPENS BIG SKY PLAY AT HOME THURSDAY VS. NORTHERN ARIZONA
December 29, 2014 GARRITY NAMED BIG SKY MEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
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December 24, 2014 MEN'S HOOPS PLAYS FINAL NON-LEAGUE GAME SATURDAY AT UTAH VALLEY
December 21, 2014 MEN’S BASKETBALL CAN’T FIND THE RANGE IN ROAD LOSS AT SEATTLE
December 20, 2014 MEN'S HOOPS TRAVELS TO SEATTLE FOR SUNDAY EVENING MATCHUP
December 15, 2014 McKINNEY RECEIVES THIRD CAREER BIG SKY PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARD
December 14, 2014 BIG NIGHT FOR McKINNEY, BUT MEN’S HOOPS LOSES THRILLER TO PORTLAND
December 12, 2014 MEN'S BASKETBALL HOSTS PORTLAND ON SUNDAY AT 5 P.M.
December 11, 2014 MEN’S HOOPS REMAINS PERFECT AT HOME WITH A 73-59 WIN OVER CS FULLERTON
December 10, 2014 MEN'S BASKETBALL HOSTS CAL STATE FULLERTON THURSDAY NIGHT AT 7 PM
December 6, 2014 MEN’S HOOPS CONCLUDES ROAD TRIP WITH 74-62 LOSS AT UC IRVINE
December 5, 2014 MEN'S HOOPS TRAVELS TO UC IRVINE FOR SATURDAY EVENING GAME
December 3, 2014 MEN'S HOOPS LOOKS FOR 5TH STRAIGHT WIN THURSDAY AT ABILENE CHRISTIAN
December 1, 2014 HORNSBY SCORES A CAREER-HIGH 20 AS MEN’S HOOPS WINS FOURTH STRAIGHT
November 30, 2014 MEN'S HOOPS HOSTS UTAH VALLEY ON MONDAY; GARRITY NEARS MILESTONE
November 25, 2014 MEN’S HOOPS IMPROVES TO 3-1 WITH 97-63 VICTORY OVER BRISTOL
November 24, 2014 MEN'S HOOPS RESUMES HOMESTAND TUESDAY NIGHT VS. BRISTOL
November 19, 2014 MEN’S BASKETBALL POSTS A 74-42 VICTORY OVER SIMPSON IN HOME OPENER
November 18, 2014 SACRAMENTO STATE TO HOST 2017 NCAA MEN’S TOURNEY 1ST AND 2ND ROUNDS
November 17, 2014 MEN'S BASKETBALL TRAVELS TO UC RIVERSIDE FOR MONDAY EVENING GAME
November 17, 2014 McKINNEY LEADS MEN’S HOOPS TO FIRST-EVER ROAD WIN AT UC RIVERSIDE
November 14, 2014 MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS IN SEASON OPENER AT #13 GONZAGA
November 12, 2014 MEN’S BASKETBALL SIGNS GUARD JEFF WU AND FORWARD JOSHUA PATTON
November 10, 2014 MEN'S BASKETBALL OPENS SEASON FRIDAY NIGHT AT #13 GONZAGA
October 23, 2014 MEN’S HOOPS PICKED FOURTH IN BIG SKY COACHES AND MEDIA POLLS
September 30, 2014 MEN’S HOOPS SEASON COMING FAST, FIRST OFFICIAL PRACTICE ON FRIDAY
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