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February 3, 2013

MEN'S HOOPS BEGINS HOMESTAND MONDAY NIGHT AGAINST NORTHERN ARIZONA

Coming off a 79-67 loss at Southern Utah on Thursday, Sacramento State (10-9, 5-6) returns home for a game against Northern Arizona on Monday night…tip-off at the Nest is 7:05 p.m…the game is the first of a season-long three-game homestand that will see the Hornets play three times over a six-day span inside the friendly confines…that includes games against Eastern Washington on Thursday, and Portland State on Saturday…during the loss to Southern Utah, the Hornets blew a 13-point halftime lead and saw their starting center, senior Konner Veteto, injure his knee early in the game and not play the final 34:18 of the contest…Veteto is questionable for Monday night's game with the injury…that is perhaps the injury the Hornets could most ill afford to suffer with zero healthy true centers on the roster behind Veteto…still, the Hornets are 10-9 overall, which matches the team's highest win total since the program won 15 games in 2005-06…the 10 wins also ties for the most during the Brian Katz era (2008-pres.)…Sacramento State is 7-2 at home this year, and 4-1 against conference competition…that lone loss came by one point (61-60) to Montana, who is currently 11-0 in league play…the seven wins are also the most at home since the 2006-07 squad won eight inside the Nest…of the Hornets' 11 conference games, nine have been decided by single digits…Sacramento State is now tied for fifth with the North Dakota in the 11-member league standings…only nine league games remain on the conference schedule…Northern Arizona, which defeated the Hornets earlier this year in Flagstaff by a 57-50 score, is 7-14 overall and 4-7 in the league after losing at Southern Utah, 78-67, on Saturday night…the Lumberjacks are 2-9 on the road…NAU owns a 32-10 all-time record against the Hornets, including a 13-7 record when playing on the Hornets' home floor…last year in Sacramento, the Hornets unleashed a 77-43 victory over the Lumberjacks…like every Big Sky game, Monday'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 can be found by clicking here.

For Sacramento State's complete set of game notes, click on the link above the story.

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