MEN'S HOOPS HOSTS BIG GAME THURSDAY NIGHT VS. WEBER STATE
Sacramento State (13-12, 7-9) embarks upon its biggest week of the year, which includes the final two home games of the regular season, beginning on Thursday when the team hosts Weber State (20-5, 14-2)…tip-off at the Nest is 7:05 p.m…fans and students are encouraged to wear white to Thursday night's game as part of a whiteout promotion…with just four games remaining in the regular season, Sacramento State finds itself in a three-way tie for fifth place with Montana State and Northern Arizona in the Big Sky standings…the top seven teams in the 11-member league qualify for the Big Sky Tournament (March 14-16), a place the Hornets haven't been since the 2005-06 season…Sacramento State avoided dipping below the .500 mark for the first time all season when the team won at UC Santa Barbara, 51-50, on Saturday night…the Hornets had dropped all four one-point outcomes this year prior to the victory over the Gauchos…Sacramento State's 13 wins are tied for the second most during the team's Div. I era (1991-pres.)…15 wins (set in 2005-06) is the high water mark for victories in the Div. I era…the Hornets have already posted their most overall wins (13) since the 2005-06 season, most Big Sky victories (7) since the 2004-05 season, and most home wins (9) since the 2004-05 season…a win on Thursday would match the team's most Big Sky wins (8 in 2004-05) in any season since joining the league in 1996-97…Sacramento State could just as easily be 11-5 in conference play if not for four one-point losses against league opposition…Weber State (14-2) is in a battle with Montana (15-1) for the Big Sky's regular season championship and the right to host the Big Sky Tournament…the Wildcats have won seven straight games, including three consecutive road wins…Weber State defeated the Hornets earlier this season in Ogden (65-56) in a game that saw Sacramento State trail by just two points with three minutes to play…the Wildcats have owned the Hornets over the years, compiling a 34-4 all-time record, including 11 straight victories in the series…the Hornets are 3-15 when playing Weber State at the Nest…like every league game, Thursday'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 www.hornetsports.com with play-by-play announcer Steve McElroy calling the action…live stats can be found by clicking here.
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