Full set of game notes (27 pages) - pdf
Big Sky Conference standings
• Sacramento State (6-5, 0-2) will seek its first Big Sky Conference victory on Saturday afternoon at Montana State (5-8, 2-1). The Hornets and Bobcats will tip-off at Worthington Arena at 1:05 p.m. PST.
• The Hornets have dropped three straight, including an 87-56 loss at Montana on Thursday night. Prior to that loss, the Hornets hadn't trailed by more than 19 points in any game this season.
• Sacramento State is 1-4 on the road with its lone win coming at Cal State Northridge, 88-68. Since that time, the Hornets have dropped three straight road games.
• The Hornets opened the conference season with a 70-65 home loss to Northern Colorado in which the Bears closed the final 2:30 of the contest on a 12-2 run.
• The Hornets remain just one victory away from matching last season's injury-riddled win total when the team finished 7-25 overall and 4-14 in league.
• Sacramento State went 1-8 on the road against Big Sky teams last season, and the team has lost five straight Big Sky road contests dating back to last year.
• Fifth-year senior guard Marcus Graves, who leads the Big Sky in assists (5.3 apg) and steals (2.4 spg) needs just 17 points to reach 1,000 career points.
• The Hornets are averaging 54.0 points over their last three games after averaging 75.5 points during the first eight games of the season.
• Sacramento State's non-conference winning percentage (6-3, .667) was the program's best mark during the Div. I era (1991-pres.).
• After starting the year 1-6, Montana State has won four of its last six games, including a 98-88 home win over Portland State on Thursday night. The Bobcats have a 30-point road win at Southern Utah and a 95-90 win vs. Washington State during that stretch.
• The Bobcats are 3-1 at home with their only loss at Worthington Arena coming in the season opener to Utah State.
• Sacramento State is 19-32 all-time against Montana State, including a 5-21 mark in Bozeman. The Hornets have lost six straight in Bozeman, with three of those losses came by seven points or less. Sacramento State's last win in Bozeman came in a 74-71 victory during the 2010-11 season.
• Sacramento State did beat Montana State last year at home, 87-68. That 19-point margin of victory was the Hornets' largest of the season against a Div. I opponent.
• Every game the remainder of the season can be viewed live and free on Pluto.TV. All home games can be found on Pluto.TV channel 233. The Pluto broadcasts can be watched online at Pluto.TV or by downloading the app for your mobile device.
• Saturday's game can be found on Pluto.TV, channel 238.
• Every game this year will be broadcast live on ESPN 1320 AM with 22nd-year play-by-play man Steve McElroy calling all the action.
• Links for all multimedia options, including live stats for every game, can be found next to each game on the men's basketball schedule at www.hornetsports.com.
January 23, 2019 MEN'S HOOPS BACK AT HOME; HOST IDAHO ON THURSDAY NIGHT AT 7 PM
January 18, 2019 MEN'S HOOPS TO PLAY ROAD MATINEE ON SATURDAY AT SOUTHERN UTAH
January 15, 2019 MEN'S HOOPS BEGINS BRIEF ROAD TRIP THURSDAY AT NORTHERN ARIZONA
January 12, 2019 MEN’S HOOPS DROPS LAST SECOND HEART BREAKER TO IDAHO STATE, 72-70
January 10, 2019 MEN'S HOOPS HOSTS IDAHO STATE ON SATURDAY FOR KIDS NIGHT
January 4, 2019 MEN'S HOOPS GETS SET FOR SATURDAY MATINEE AT MONTANA STATE
December 27, 2018 MEN'S HOOPS OPENS BIG SKY PLAY ON SATURDAY AT HOME VS NORTHERN COLORADO
December 21, 2018 MEN’S BASKETBALL LEADS AT HALFTIME, BUT EVENTUALLY FALLS AT WASHINGTON
December 19, 2018 MEN'S BASKETBALL TRAVELS TO WASHINGTON FOR FRIDAY NIGHT GAME AT 6 PM
December 11, 2018 MEN’S BASKETBALL USES LATE 29-2 RUN TO BEAT HOLY NAMES, 81-56
December 10, 2018 MEN'S HOOPS BACK AT HOME TUESDAY NIGHT VS. HOLY NAMES AT 7 PM
December 8, 2018 MEN’S HOOPS DROPS TO 4-2 AFTER 76-67 LOSS AT PORTLAND
December 6, 2018 MEN'S BASKETBALL WRAPS UP ROAD TRIP ON SATURDAY AT PORTLAND
December 5, 2018 MEN’S BASKETBALL ADDS HOME GAME ON THURSDAY, DEC. 13
November 27, 2018 HUGE WEEK LANDS GRAVES BIG SKY PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS
November 24, 2018 MEN’S HOOPS NOW 3-0 AFTER 87-82 OVERTIME WIN AGAINST CAL STATE FULLERTON
November 16, 2018 FRIDAY NIGHT’S MEN’S BASKETBALL HOME GAME AGAINST CAL POLY POSTPONED
November 14, 2018 SECOND GAME OF THE SEASON: MEN'S HOOPS HOSTS CAL POLY
September 26, 2018 MEN’S HOOPS SEASON ON THE HORIZON, FIRST OFFICIAL TEAM PRACTICE IS FRIDAY
September 12, 2018 FORMER MEN’S BASKETBALL HEAD COACH DON NEWMAN PASSES AWAY
July 24, 2018 MEN’S BASKETBALL RELEASES THE 2018-19 SCHEDULE
July 19, 2018 THE NEST RECEIVES A BRAND NEW FLOOR DESIGN