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MEN'S BASKETBALL HOSTS UC DAVIS ON TUESDAY; 111TH MEETING BETWEEN THE TWO SCHOOLS

GAME PREVIEW

Coming off a thrilling 74-71 comeback victory over Utah of the Pac-12 Conference, Sacramento State (3-0) returns to action Tuesday when the team hosts UC Davis in the 111th meeting between the two rivals…game time at the Nest is 7:35 p.m. and the contest is part of a doubleheader that will see the Hornet women take on Utah Valley at 5:05 p.m…in a series that dates back to the 1948-49 season, Sacramento State owns a 64-46 all-time record against the Aggies...after the teams went six years without playing each other (1998-04), they renewed their rivalry in 2004-05, and the Hornets are 5-3 in the eight meetings since then...the 110 meetings with UC Davis marks the longest standing rivalry for the Hornet basketball program against any team...Tuesday's game is worth 10 points in the annual Causeway Cup, an all-sports competition between the two schools that was started in 2004-05…Sacramento State is 3-0 for the first time since the 1999-00 season, and, despite beating Utah by just three points, is outscoring its opposition by an average of 18.3 points per game…the 1999-00 squad began the year 4-0 before its first loss…the Hornets are averaging 85.0 points per game after never averaging more than 67.0 points during any year of the Brian Katz era (2008-pres.)…as a team, the Hornets are shooting .485 (81-167) from the field, .411 (23-56) from the three-point line and .707 (70-99) from the free throw line… like every home game, and each road game played in a Big Sky Conference venue, Tuesday's contest can be seen live and free on Big Sky TV…the game can also be heard over the airwaves in the foothills on KAHI 950 AM and on the internet at www.hornetsports.com with 16th year play-by-play announcer Steve McElroy calling all the action...live stats for the game are available via www.hornetsports.com.

Sacramento State's complete set of game notes can be obtained by clicking on the link above the story.

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