Full set of game notes (pdf)
Big Sky Conference standings
• Fresh off a 3-1 homestand, which included a 78-76 win vs. Weber State on Thursday night, Sacramento State (12-12, 6-9) will now play three straight on the road.
• That three-game road trip begins on Saturday night when the Hornets travel to Portland State (12-14, 7-8) for a 7:05 p.m. tip.
• Despite sub-.500 records in conference play, both the Hornets and Vikings are playing well. Portland State is 3-0 on its current four-game homestand, and Sacramento State has won three of its last four games.
• Sacramento State, which hasn't played away from home since a 65-59 loss at Northern Colorado on Feb. 9, is 3-8 on the road this season. That includes a 2-5 road record against Big Sky Conference teams.
• Since dropping its first three games to open Big Sky play, Sacramento State has gone 6-5 over its last 11 conference games. That includes Thursday's two-point win over perennial power Weber State after Ethan Esposito knocked down two free throws with 1.1 seconds remaining.
• Sacramento State is 6-9 in conference play, and has lost five games by six points or fewer. In fact, the win over Weber State allowed the Hornets to improve to 2-5 against Big Sky foes in games decided by six points or less.
• With just five regular season games left, Sacramento State sits in ninth place in the conference standings, but is just two games back of fifth place. The top five teams receive a bye in the first round of the conference tournament.
• This year's Big Sky Tournament (March 13-16) will take place in Boise, Idaho. The previous three seasons were in Reno, Nev.
• All 11 Big Sky teams are playing a 20-game conference schedule this year, and Saturday's matchup will be the Hornets' second against Portland State.
• In the first matchup at the Nest on Feb. 11, Sacramento State shot 59% from the field, and never trailed on the way to a 78-67 win over the Vikings.
• Portland State has won three straight, including home wins over Northern Arizona, Southern Utah and Idaho State. The Vikings haven't lost since falling to the Hornets.
• The Vikings are 9-4 at home, and 5-2 inside the new Viking Pavilion vs. Big Sky teams.
• Sacramento State is 19-30 all-time against Portland State, but has won four of the last five meetings in the series. After sweeping the season series a year ago, the Hornets lost to Portland State, 71-67, in the first round of the Big Sky Tournament.
• The Hornets are 4-19 when playing the Vikings on the road, but have won three of the last five meetings between the two teams in Portland.
• 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 will be on Pluto.TV channel 232.
• 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