Full set of game notes (28 pages) - pdf
Big Sky Conference standings
• Sacramento State (9-10, 3-7) will play for the first time in a week when it travels to Northern Colorado (15-8, 9-3) for a Saturday matinee. The two teams will tip off at the Bank of Colorado Arena at 1:35 p.m. PST.
• The Hornets have split their last six games, including a 75-65 loss at Weber State in their most recent contest on Feb. 2.
• Sacramento State's 3-7 conference record is a little misleading as five of the team's 10 league games have been decided by five points or less. Unfortunately for the Hornets, the team is 1-4 in those close outcomes.
• At the midway point of the conference season, the Hornets currently sit in 10th place in the 11-team Big Sky, but are just two games back of sixth place.
• With 10 games remaining in the regular season, Sacramento State has already surpassed its win total from all of last year (7-25 overall, 4-14 in the Big Sky).
• All 11 Big Sky teams are playing a 20-game conference schedule this year, and Saturday's game will mark the second meeting between the Hornets and Bears.
• In the teams' first meeting, Northern Colorado used a 12-2 run over the final 2:30 to beat the Hornets, 70-65, at the Nest on Dec. 29.
• Sacramento State is 3-7 on the road this season, and 2-4 in Big Sky road games. Last week, the Hornets played a pair of road games, winning at Idaho State, 74-58, before falling at Weber State, 75-65. Prior to last week's games, Sacramento State had seen four of its previous five games decided by five points or less.
• By the time Saturday's game ends, Sacramento State will have played seven of its first 11 conference games on the road. The schedule will get a lot more home friendly next week as the team will play six of its final nine games inside the Nest.
• Northern Colorado has won four of its last five games, including an 80-62 home win over Portland State on Thursday. The Beats are 7-2 at home, including 4-2 in league.
• The Bears' 9-3 conference record is good for second place in the 11-team Big Sky, just a half game back of Montana (9-2).
• Saturday's game will be the first Sacramento State has played in Greeley since a 70-67 loss in the regular season finale of the 2016-17 season.
• The Hornets are 7-16 all-time against Northern Colorado, including a 2-9 record in Greeley. Sacramento State has dropped five straight road games against the Bears with the last win in Greeley coming in a 73-62 victory during the 2011-12 season.
• 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 241.
• Every game this year will be broadcast live on ESPN 1320 AM. On Saturday, Jason Ross will be on the call while filling in for Steve McElroy. Ross is the longtime play-by-play voice of Sacramento State football.
• 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