Full set of game notes (pdf) - 28 pages
Big Sky Conference standings
• Fresh off a home split last week, Sacramento State (8-9, 2-6) will begin a three-game road trip on Thursday at Idaho State (7-11, 3-6). Tip-off at Holt Arena is 6:05 p.m. PST.
• Last week, the Hornets had an easy time with Idaho (69-48) on Thursday, before losing Saturday's game against Eastern Washington in overtime (94-92).
• Overall, the Hornets have split their last four games, and currently sit in 10th place in the Big Sky standings with a 2-6 league mark.
• That 2-6 conference record is a little misleading as five of the team's eight league games have been decided by five points or less. Unfortunately for the Hornets, the team is 1-4 in those close outcomes.
• Four of the last five games have been decided by five points or less, including a 72-70 loss to Idaho State on Jan. 12 in the Nest.
• With 12 games remaining in the regular season, Sacramento State has already surpassed its win total from all of last season (7-25 overall, 4-14 in the Big Sky).
• The Hornets are 2-6 on the road this year, including 1-3 against Big Sky opposition. That one victory came in a 66-64 win at Northern Arizona on Jan. 17.
• All 11 Big Sky teams are playing a 20-game conference schedule this year, and Idaho State will be the first conference team that Sacramento State has played twice.
• In the teams' first meeting on Jan. 12, Sacramento State had a 64-62 lead with 2:38 remaining, but saw the Bengals eventually win the game on a Brandon Boyd layup with 1.8 seconds remaining.
• In a series littered with close games, Sacramento State is 20-31 against Idaho State.
• Dating back to last year, Idaho State has won the last three meetings and each of those games were decided by six points or less. In fact, a ridiculous 18 of the last 27 games between the two teams have been decided by six points or fewer.
• The Hornets are 9-9 in those 18 tight affairs with the Bengals.
• Sacramento State is 8-16 when playing the Bengals in Pocatello.
• The Bengals were swept on the road last week at the Montana schools, and have lost a season-high four straight. ISU's last win was the victory over the Hornets at the Nest.
• The Bengals are 3-3 at home this year, and 1-2 when playing Big Sky schools.
• 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.
• Thursday's game can be found on Pluto.TV channel 243.
• 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.
February 20, 2019 MEN'S HOOPS CONCLUDES HOMESTAND THURSDAY NIGHT VS. WEBER STATE
February 16, 2019 MEN’S HOOPS FALLS AT HOME TO NORTHERN ARIZONA
February 14, 2019 MEN'S HOOPS CONTINUES HOMESTAND THURSDAY NIGHT VS. SOUTHERN UTAH
February 11, 2019 MEN’S BASKETBALL NEVER TRAILS IN 78-67 HOME WIN OVER PORTLAND STATE
February 9, 2019 LATE SURGE DOOMS MEN’S HOOPS IN 65-59 ROAD LOSS AT NORTHERN COLORADO
February 1, 2019 MEN'S HOOPS CONTINUES ROAD TRIP SATURDAY NIGHT AT WEBER STATE
January 30, 2019 MEN'S HOOPS OPENS THREE-GAME ROAD TRIP ON THURSDAY AT IDAHO STATE
January 25, 2019 MEN'S HOOPS BACK AT HOME SATURDAY NIGHT VS. EASTERN WASHINGTON
January 24, 2019 MEN’S HOOPS CRUISES TO 69-48 HOME WIN OVER IDAHO
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