Full set of game notes (pdf)
Big Sky Conference standings
• Sacramento State (11-11, 5-8) will play the third game of its season-long four-game homestand on Saturday against Northern Arizona (7-17, 5-9). The two teams will tip-off at the Nest at 7:05 p.m.
• The Hornets are 2-0 thus far on the homestand, which includes a 78-67 win on Monday over Portland State, and 84-73 victory vs. Southern Utah on Thursday.
• Saturday will mark the Hornets' third home game over a six-day stretch.
• Sacramento State is 5-4 over its last nine games, and three of those four losses have come by six points or less, including one in overtime.
• The Hornets' 5-8 conference record is a little misleading as six of the team's 13 league games have been decided by six points or less. Sacramento State is 1-5 in those close outcomes with the only nail-biting victory coming at Northern Arizona on Jan. 17.
• With just seven regular season games left (four at home), Sacramento State has moved up into a tie for seventh place in the league standing. The Hornets are just a game and a half back of fifth-place Southern Utah (7-7). The fifth place spot is important as the top five teams receive a first round bye in the Big Sky Tournament.
• This year's Big Sky Tournament (March 13-16) will take place in Boise, Idaho.
• Sacramento State is 7-3 at home this year (3-3 vs. Big Sky teams) and 65-28 inside the Nest dating back to the 2012-13 season.
• All 11 Big Sky teams are playing a 20-game conference schedule this year, and Saturday's matchup will be the Hornets' second against Northern Arizona.
• In the first matchup in Flagstaff on Jan. 17, Joshua Patton scored a career-high 34 points, including a game-winning jumper with 0.5 seconds left that lifted Sacramento State to a 66-64 win over the Lumberjacks.
• NAU has dropped four straight, including Thursday night's 103-94 loss at Portland State. The Lumberjacks are 3-11 on the road, and 2-4 against Big Sky opposition.
• Sacramento State is 15-38 all-time against Northern Arizona, but the teams have split their last 10 meetings against each other. The Hornets are 11-15 against the Lumberjacks when playing at home.
• Northern Arizona is young as the team has zero seniors among its top eight scorers. In fact, three of the their top four scorers are underclassmen. That includes sophomore forward Bernie Andre who leads the team with 13.8 points per game.
• 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.
• 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.
March 2, 2019 MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS IN SHOOTOUT AT IDAHO, 94-90
February 23, 2019 MEN’S HOOPS SHOOTING GOES COLD IN 65-57 ROAD LOSS AT PORTLAND STATE
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