MEN'S HOOPS HOSTS IDAHO STATE ON SATURDAY FOR KIDS NIGHT

MEN'S HOOPS HOSTS IDAHO STATE ON SATURDAY FOR KIDS NIGHT

Full set of game notes (26 pages) - pdf
Big Sky Conference standings

GAME PREVIEW

• Fresh off playing at the Montana schools last week, Sacramento State (6-6, 0-3) returns home to host Idaho State (6-7, 2-2) on Saturday evening at 7:05 p.m.
• Saturday is Kids Night and all kids 12-under will get free admission, free posters, and every Hornet player will be available for autographs after the game.
• The Hornets are trying to avoid their first 0-4 conference start since the 2011-12 season. Sacramento State held a 63-58 lead with 2:30 remaining vs. Northern Colorado and trailed just, 69-67, with 4:00 left at Montana State.
• Sacramento State had been 6-2 prior to the current four-game losing streak. That 6-2 record tied for the best eight-game mark in program history (1948-pres.).
• In three conference games, the Hornets are outscoring the opposition by 1.3 points in the first half, but are being outscored by 18.0 points in the second half. In fact, Sacramento State held a 10-point halftime lead against Northern Colorado, and led by four points at the break at Montana State.
• Sacramento State is 4-1 at home this year and had won its first four games at home prior to dropping the Big Sky home opener to Northern Colorado. The Hornets are 62-26 inside the Nest dating back to the 2012-13 season.
• The Hornets remain just one victory shy of matching last season's injury-riddled win total when the team finished 7-25 overall and 4-14 in league.
• The Hornets are currently the only team in the Big Sky that does not have a conference win. However, Sacramento State's three league games have come against three of the top four teams in the Big Sky standings. The Hornets' next five games will come against the fifth, sixth, eighth, ninth and 10th place teams in the standings.
• Idaho State currently sits in fifth with a 2-2 league record, which includes a road win at Idaho and a home victory against Southern Utah. The Bengals are 3-5 on the road this season, including wins at Boise State and Santa Clara.
• Sacramento State is 20-30 all-time against Idaho State, including an 11-12 mark when playing at home. The Hornets had won four straight home games against Idaho State until falling, 67-64, a year ago.
• In that 67-64 loss, the Hornets trailed by seven points with 4:34 remaining but went on an 8-0 run to take a brief one-point lead. However, Sacramento State would not score the final 1:15 of the contest.

MULTIMEDIA OPTIONS

• 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 233.
• 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.