SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento State fifth-year men's basketball head coach 2012-13 schedule today.
The schedule includes 29 regular-season games, comprised of 14 at home and 15 on the road. With the expansion of the Big Sky Conference to include new members North Dakota and Southern Utah, Sacramento State will now play 20 league games this year after playing 16 each of the previous six seasons.
Sacramento State returns eight players, including the top five scorers, from last year's squad which finished 10-18 overall and 5-11 in the Big Sky. That included a 5-3 record against conference opponents during the second half of league play.
This year's schedule includes road dates at Utah and Arizona State, and the 110th meeting against UC Davis, which takes place inside the The Nest on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Sacramento State will be playing at Utah (Dec. 3, 1992) and Arizona State (Dec. 16, 1995) for the second time in school history.
Of the team's nine non-conference games, four will be at home, including the season opener against UC Merced on Friday, Nov. 9. In fact, the team opens the season with four of its first six games inside The Nest, featuring dates against CSU Bakersfield (Nov. 14), UC Davis (Nov. 20) and Dominican (Nov. 27) sandwiched around road games at Utah (Nov. 16) and Central Arkansas (Nov. 24).
The Hornets will play at Arizona State (Dec. 1) and San Jose State (Dec. 8) before opening Big Sky Conference play on Dec. 19 at home against Montana State. Pivotal stretches during league play will take place Jan. 10-19 when the Hornets play four straight road games, and Jan. 24-Feb. 9 when the team plays five of six games at home. That includes a season-long three-game homestand over a six-day stretch when Sacramento State hosts Northern Arizona (Feb. 4), Eastern Washington (Feb. 7) and Portland State (Feb. 9).
For the third straight season, the Hornets will participate in the ESPN BracketBusters event which will see the team travel to an opponent yet to be determined on Feb. 23. ESPN will announce the BracketBuster field towards the end of January.
Sacramento State's final regular season game will come against Montana State on March 9, and a hopeful trip to the Big Sky Tournament will follow. With the addition of two teams to the Big Sky, the league's postseason tournament has expanded to seven teams, up one spot from last year's six-team tournament field.
The Big Sky Tournament will take place over three days (Thurs.-Sat., March 14-16) on the home floor of the regular season champion. The No. 1 seed will also receive a bye into the semifinals while Thursday quarterfinal games will consist of No. 2 taking on the No. 7 seed, No. 3 facing No. 6, and No. 4 taking on the No. 5 seed. The semifinal games will take place on March 15, with the championship played on March 16. The winner of the championship game will receive the league's automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.
Sacramento State season ticket information is available by calling the Athletics Ticket office at (916) 278-2222. Last year's season ticket holders will have first rights to purchase season tickets this year. Ticket plans will be available soon.
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June 24, 2013 DICKSON GETS SECOND WORKOUT WITH THE SACRAMENTO KINGS
May 20, 2013 MEN'S HOOPS TO HOST SIGNING PARTY ON MAY 23
February 28, 2013 WEBER STATE USES THE THREE BALL TO DEFEAT MEN’S BASKETBALL, 70-55
February 26, 2013 MEN'S HOOPS HOSTS BIG GAME THURSDAY NIGHT VS. WEBER STATE
February 26, 2013 WHITEOUT PLANNED FOR THURSDAY NIGHT'S MEN’S BASKETBALL GAME
February 23, 2013 LATE VETETO BASKET GIVES MEN'S BASKETBALL A 51-50 WIN OVER UCSB
February 16, 2013 MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS AT NORTHERN COLORADO
February 15, 2013 MEN'S BASKETBALL TRAVELS TO NORTHERN COLORADO ON SATURDAY
February 14, 2013 ANOTHER ONE-POINT LOSS FOR MEN’S HOOPS, THIS TIME AT NORTH DAKOTA, 49-48
February 13, 2013 MEN'S BASKETBALL BEGINS IMPORTANT ROAD TRIP THURSDAY AT NORTH DAKOTA
February 6, 2013 MEN'S BASKETBALL HOSTS EASTERN WASHINGTON ON THURSDAY
February 4, 2013 NORTHERN ARIZONA USES LATE RUN TO DOWN MEN’S BASKETBALL, 62-61
February 3, 2013 MEN'S HOOPS BEGINS HOMESTAND MONDAY NIGHT AGAINST NORTHERN ARIZONA
January 30, 2013 MEN'S HOOPS LOOKS FOR THIRD STRAIGHT WIN THURSDAY AT SOUTHERN UTAH
January 23, 2013 MEN'S HOOPS OPENS BIG HOME STRETCH THURSDAY VS. NORTH DAKOTA
January 18, 2013 MEN'S HOOPS CONCLUDES ROAD TRIP SATURDAY AT WEBER STATE
January 17, 2013 MEN’S HOOPS LOSES IN BRUTAL FASHION AT IDAHO STATE, 60-59
January 16, 2013 MEN'S HOOPS TRAVELS TO POCATELLO FOR THURSDAY TILT WITH IDAHO STATE
January 6, 2013 MEN'S BASKETBALL HOSTS SOUTHERN UTAH ON MONDAY NIGHT
December 19, 2012 MEN’S BASKETBALL OPENS BIG SKY PLAY WITH 62-57 WIN OVER MONTANA STATE
December 12, 2012 Q&A WITH FORMER HORNET BASKETBALL PLAYER JAMEEL PUGH
December 1, 2012 ARIZONA STATE BURIES 11 THREE BALLS, DEFEATS MEN’S BASKETBALL
November 27, 2012 MEN'S BASKETBALL RETURNS HOME TONIGHT FOR GAME AGAINST DOMINICAN
November 21, 2012 MEN'S BASKETBALL TRAVELS TO CENTRAL ARKANSAS ON SATURDAY
November 20, 2012 POINT GUARD DYLAN GARRITY NAMED THE BIG SKY CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
November 19, 2012 TUSTIN HIGH SCHOOL’S NICK HORNSBY SIGNS WITH MEN’S BASKETBALL
November 16, 2012 MEN’S BASKETBALL UPSETS UTAH, OFF TO FIRST 3-0 START SINCE 1999-00
November 15, 2012 MEN'S HOOPS LOOKS FOR 3-0 START ON FRIDAY AT UTAH
November 15, 2012 CLARK’S CORNER TO TELEVISE FRIDAY’S MEN’S BASKETBALL’S GAME AGAINST UTAH
November 14, 2012 MEN’S BASKETBALL SIGNS CASA ROBLE HIGH SCHOOL PRODUCT ERIC STUTEVILLE
November 12, 2012 MEN'S BASKETBALL HOSTS CSU BAKERSFIELD ON WEDNESDAY
November 9, 2012 THIS YEAR’S MULTIMEDIA OPTIONS FOR MEN’S BASKETBALL
November 9, 2012 MEN’S BASKETBALL OPENS SEASON WITH A 96-62 VICTORY OVER UC MERCED
November 5, 2012 2012-13 MEN'S BASKETBALL SEASON OUTLOOK
October 26, 2012 MEN’S BASKETBALL 2012-13 SEASON TICKETS ON SALE
October 19, 2012 MONDAY NIGHT MADNESS KICKS OFF THE MEN’S BASKETBALL SEASON TONIGHT
October 18, 2012 BIG SKY MEN’S BASKETBALL COACHES AND MEDIA PRESEASON POLLS RELEASED
September 20, 2012 MEN’S BASKETBALL TO INDUCT 10 ALUMS INTO COACHES CIRCLE
July 6, 2012 MEN’S BASKETBALL RELEASES 2012-13 SCHEDULE