Full set of game notes (pdf)
Big Sky Conference standings
• Sacramento State (13-14, 7-11) will play its final two regular season games of the season this week at home, beginning with a Thursday matchup vs. Montana State (14-14, 11-7). Tip-off at the Nest is set for 7:05 p.m.
• Thursday is Whiteout the Nest, and every fan in attendance will receive a free Hornet Basketball t-shirt, courtesy of Academy65 Apartments.
• Sacramento State is 8-4 at home this season, including 4-4 against Big Sky Conference opponents. The Hornets have won three of their last four inside the Nest. Dating back to 2012, Sacramento State is 66-29 at home.
• Since dropping its first four games to open Big Sky play, Sacramento State has gone 7-7 over its last 14 conference games.
• The Hornets are 7-2 when playing on a Thursday this season, and have won each of their last six Thursday matchups.
• Sacramento State is currently the 14th most improved team in the nation after going 7-25 a year ago, not to mention a 4-14 record in conference play.
• With two games left in the regular season, Sacramento State sits in eighth place, 1.5 games back of Southern Utah and a half game ahead of Northern Arizona.
• The top five places receive a first round bye in the Big Sky Tournament, which will take place March 13-16 in Boise, Idaho.
• If the season ended today, the Hornets would be the No. 8 seed and play No. 9 Northern Arizona in the first round of the Big Sky Tournament on March 13 at 8:30 a.m. PDT.
• Of the Hornets' 18 league games thus far, nine have been decided by six points or less. Sacramento State is 3-6 in those outcomes.
• All 11 Big Sky teams are playing a 20-game conference schedule, and Thursday's matchup will be the Hornets' second against Montana State.
• In the first matchup against Montana State in Bozeman on Jan. 5, the Bobcats used a 15-3 run over the final four minutes, and took advantage of a massive foul disparity while attempting 42 free throws on the way to an 84-70 victory over the Hornets.
• The Bobcats have won two straight and six of their last eight games. MSU is 4-10 on the road, and 4-4 against conference teams away from home.
• Sacramento State is 19-33 all-time against Montana State, and the Bobcats have won six of the last seven regular season meetings between the two teams.
• The Hornets are 13-11 when playing MSU at home.
• The Bobcats starting back court of senior Tyler Hall (19.7 ppg) and junior Harald Frey (17.3 ppg) have combined to average 37.0 points per game. They rank third and fourth, respectively, in the Big Sky in scoring.
• 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