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