2013-14 Men's Basketball News
June 20, 2014
FORMER HORNET JOHN DICKSON POSTING HUGE NUMBERS IN AUSTRALIA
Former Hornet John Dickson is currently averaging 30.1 ppg, 10.0 rpg and 2.3 spg for the Willetton Tigers of Australia's State Basketball League.
May 23, 2014
HORNET HOOPS GOLF TOURNAMENT SET FOR MONDAY, JUNE 9
The fifth-annual Hornet Hoops Golf Tournament is set for Monday, June 9, at the Sierra View Country Club in Roseville.
May 5, 2014
MEN’S BASKETBALL COACHES CIRCLE TO INDUCT SIX MORE ALUMS ON OCT. 29
Six alums who went on to careers in coaching local basketball teams at the prep and/or collegiate levels will be inducted into the Sacramento State Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Circle.
May 1, 2014
HORNET STUDENT-ATHLETES EARN 35 WINTER ALL-ACADEMIC AWARDS
Sacramento State student-athletes in winter sports men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s indoor track & field, and women’s gymnastics have combined to earn 35 conference all-Academic honors.
April 28, 2014
MEN’S HOOPS TO HOST SEASON WRAPUP/SIGNING PARTY ON MAY 8
The Sacramento State men’s basketball team will host a Season Wrapup/Signing Party on Thursday, May 8, at 6:30 p.m.
April 16, 2014
MEN’S BASKETBALL SIGNS FRESHMEN GRAVES, HERRICK, STUTEVILLE AND UGBAJA
Sacramento State head men’s basketball coach Brian Katz announced the signing of four freshmen to National Letters of Intent today.
March 13, 2014
MEN’S HOOPS SEASON ENDS IN HEARTBREAKING FASHION TO NORTH DAKOTA
In a game that featured 14 lead changes, seven ties, and no leads of more than nine points, it was North Dakota that squeaked out a 79-76 victory over Sacramento State
March 12, 2014
McKINNEY BECOMES FIRST HORNET IN DIV. I ERA TO RECEIVE ALL-DISTRICT HONORS
Junior combo guard Mikh McKinney was named second team all-District 6 by the NABC today.
March 11, 2014
MEN'S HOOPS OPENS BIG SKY TOURNAMENT THURSDAY VS. NORTH DAKOTA
Sacramento State will take on North Dakota in the Big Sky Tournament Quarterfinals on Thursday at 1:05 p.m. PDT in Ogden, Utah.
March 10, 2014
McKINNEY NAMED FIRST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE, GARRITY HONORABLE MENTION
Sacramento State’s dynamic back court of junior guards Mikh McKinney and Dylan Garrity each received all-Big Sky Conference recognition, it was announced by the league office today.
March 10, 2014
TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR BIG SKY MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Tickets for the 2014 Big Sky Men's Basketball Tournament are now on sale through the Sacramento State Ticket Office. Fans who will be making the trip to Ogden, Utah, can purchase tickets online or at the Sacramento State Ticket Office for $45.
March 9, 2014
HIGHLIGHTS AND INTERVIEWS FROM MEN'S BASKETBALL WIN OVER MONTANA STATE
Video highlights and interviews with head coach Brian Katz, Mikh McKinney, Eric Stuteville, Jordan Salley and Kendell Groom from the Hornets' win over Montana State on Saturday night.
March 8, 2014
BIG SKY TOURNAMENT BOUND! MEN’S HOOPS THROTTLES MONTANA STATE, 84-59
In the biggest game at The Nest in many years, the Sacramento State men’s basketball team came through when it mattered most, crushing Montana State, 84-59, and in the process, advancing to the Big Sky Tournament.
March 7, 2014
SENIOR NIGHT, PLAYOFFS AT STAKE IN SATURDAY MBB REGULAR SEASON FINALE
Entering its final game of the regular season, Sacramento State will host Montana State on Saturday night inside The Nest at 7:05 p.m
March 6, 2014
MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO MONTANA, BIG SKY PLAYOFF BERTH IN JEOPARDY
Montana used a 35-12 run over the final 14 minutes of the first half, and outscored the Hornets, 21-7, in points off turnovers on the way to a 70-55 victory over Sacramento State.
March 5, 2014
WITH PLAYOFF BERTH ON THE LINE, MEN'S HOOPS HOSTS MONTANA ON THURSDAY
Let the craziness begin...Sacramento State enters the final week of the regular season in the middle of an absolute logjam that is the Big Sky Conference standings.
March 1, 2014
BIG SECOND HALF LIFTS IDAHO STATE TO WIN OVER MEN’S BASKETBALL
Idaho State went to the free throw line 37 times, and outscored the Hornets, 48-31, in the second half on the way to an 80-67 victory over Sacramento State
February 28, 2014
MEN'S HOOPS PLAYS FINAL REGULAR SEASON ROAD GAME SATURDAY AT IDAHO ST.
Sacramento State will play its final road game of the regular season on Saturday when the team travels to Pocatello to take on Idaho State.
February 27, 2014
WINNING STREAK SNAPPED, MEN'S BASKETBALL FALLS AT WEBER STATE, 79-67
Weber State shot a very proficient .553 (26-47) from the field and .438 (7-16) from the 3-point line on the way to a 79-67 victory over Sacramento State
February 26, 2014
MEN'S HOOPS TRAVELS TO WEBER STATE ON THURSDAY, SEEKS 4TH STRAIGHT WIN
Arguably the hottest team in the Big Sky Conference, Sacramento State returns to action on Thursday when the Hornets travel to Weber State.
February 24, 2014
VOTE GARRITY’S 75-FOOT SHOT FOR GEICO PLAY OF THE YEAR
Dylan Garrity’s 75-foot game-winning basket against Weber State earlier this month has been nominated for the GEICO Play of the Year.
February 24, 2014
McKINNEY NAMED BIG SKY PLAYER OF THE WEEK FOR A SECOND TIME
For the second time this month, Sacramento State's Mikh McKinney has been named the Big Sky Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.
February 23, 2014
HIGHLIGHTS AND INTERVIEWS FROM MEN'S HOOPS WIN VS. NORTHERN COLORADO
Highlights and interviews with Coach Katz, freshman Eric Stuteville and junior Mikh McKinney
February 22, 2014
MEN’S BASKETBALL CONTINUES TO ROLL AFTER CRUSHING NORTHERN COLORADO
Mikh McKinney had 29 points, 11 rebounds and six assists, and Eric Stuteville added 14 points and a game-high 12 rebounds to lead Sacramento State to a 79-58 victory over Northern Colorado.
February 21, 2014
FREE WHITEOUT SHIRTS TO THE FIRST 500 FANS AT SATURDAY’S HOOPS GAME
The first 500 fans in attendance at Saturday's men's basketball game vs. Northern Colorado will receive free t-shirts.
February 21, 2014
MEN'S HOOPS SEEKS 7TH STRAIGHT HOME WIN SATURDAY VS. NORTHERN COLO.
Winners of six of the last seven games, and six straight home games, Sacramento State will host Northern Colorado on Saturday night.
February 21, 2014
HIGHLIGHTS AND INTERVIEWS FROM MEN'S BASKETBALL WIN OVER NORTH DAKOTA
Highlights and interviews with head coach Brian Katz, junior shooting guard Mikh McKinney and freshman Nick Hornsby from Thursday night's home win over North Dakota.
February 20, 2014
MEN’S BASKETBALL WINS AGAIN, MOVES INTO TIE FOR THIRD PLACE IN THE BIG SKY
Sacramento State’s Mikh McKinney had a team-high 19 points and the Hornets didn’t trail the final 38:46 of the contest on the way to a 71-65 victory over North Dakota.
February 19, 2014
MEN'S HOOPS SEEKS 6TH STRAIGHT HOME WIN THURSDAY VS. NORTH DAKOTA
Winners of five of the last six games, Sacramento State returns home to host North Dakota on Thursday at 7:05 p.m.
February 15, 2014
THE PORTLAND JINX IS OVER, MEN’S BASKETBALL WINS AT PORTLAND STATE, 72-65
Mikh McKinney (18), Cody Demps (16), Dylan Garrity (15) and Eric Stuteville (12) combined for 61 points to help Sacramento State to a 72-65 win at Portland State
February 14, 2014
MEN'S BASKETBALL TRAVELS TO PORTLAND STATE ON SATURDAY
After seeing its four-game winning streak snapped on Thursday, Sacramento State travels to the City of Roses where the team will take on Portland State on Saturday evening.
February 13, 2014
MEN’S BASKETBALL HAS WINNING STREAK SNAPPED AT EASTERN WASHINGTON
Sacramento State cut a 21-point first half deficit all the way down to four points with 7:54 to play, but could get no closer in an 85-72 loss at Eastern Washington
February 12, 2014
WINNERS OF FOUR STRAIGHT, MEN'S HOOPS TRAVELS TO EASTERN WASHINGTON
Fresh off a 4-0 homestand, Sacramento State brings its four-game winning streak on the road to Eastern Washington on Thursday at 6:05 p.m.
February 11, 2014
HIGHLIGHTS AND INTERVIEWS FROM THE MBB WIN OVER SOUTHERN UTAH
Highlights and interviews with Coach Katz, Cody Demps and Alex Tiffin from Monday night's win over Southern Utah.
February 10, 2014
MEN’S HOOPS BEATS SOUTHERN UTAH, COMPLETES HOMESTAND WITH 4-0 RECORD
Sacramento State completed a perfect 4-0 homestand after defeating Southern Utah, 68-56, on Monday night.
February 9, 2014
MEN'S HOOPS SEEKS 4TH STRAIGHT WIN, HOSTS SOUTHERN UTAH ON MONDAY
Currently riding a three-game winning streak, Sacramento State returns to The Nest on Monday evening to host Southern Utah at 7:05 p.m.
February 6, 2014
WINNING STREAK AT THREE AFTER MEN’S HOOPS DISMANTLES NAU, 87-70
Sacramento State scored a season-high 87 points, including 26 points from Mikh McKinney, on the way to an 87-70 victory over Northern Arizona.
February 5, 2014
MEN'S HOOPS BACK AT HOME THURSDAY NIGHT VS. NORTHERN ARIZONA
Fresh off an improbable 78-75 win against Weber State last week, Sacramento State returns to action on Thursday night to host Northern Arizona.
February 3, 2014
McKINNEY NAMED BIG SKY MEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Mikh McKinney was named the Big Sky Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week today after leading the Hornets to home victories against Idaho State and Weber State.
February 1, 2014
BOOM!! GARRITY’S 75-FOOTER AT THE BUZZER SINKS WEBER STATE IN OVERTIME
In possibly the wildest finish in The Nest’s history, Dylan Garrity buried a 75-footer at the buzzer to deliver an improbable 78-75 overtime win against Weber State
February 1, 2014
FULL GAME HIGHLIGHTS AND GARRITY INTERVIEW FROM WEBER STATE WIN
Full-game highlights and interview with junior point guard Dylan Garrity from one of the craziest wins in school history. Garrity's 75 footer at the buzzer lifts the Hornets to a 78-75 overtime victory over Weber State.
February 1, 2014
THE FINAL 7.8 SECONDS, INCLUDING GARRITY'S 75-FOOTER AT THE BUZZER
Sacramento State junior point guard Dylan Garrity knocks down a 75-footer at the buzzer to deliver a 78-75 overtime win against Weber State.
January 31, 2014
MEN’S BASKETBALL’S SIXTH-ANNUAL ALUMNI GAMES TAKE PLACE SATURDAY
The Sacramento State men’s basketball program will host its sixth-annual Alumni Games on Saturday, Feb. 1, beginning at 2 p.m. inside The Nest.
January 31, 2014
MEN'S HOOPS HOST BIG SKY-LEADING WEBER STATE ON SATURDAY NIGHT
Sacramento State resumes its season-long four-game homestand Saturday night against Weber State at 7:05 p.m.
January 30, 2014
BIG FIRST HALF PROPELS MEN’S BASKETBALL TO 84-78 WIN OVER IDAHO STATE
Mikh McKinney had a season-high 28 points and Dylan Garrity added a career-best 23 points to lead Sacramento State to an 84-78 victory over Idaho State.
January 29, 2014
MEN'S HOOPS OPENS LONG HOMESTAND THURSDAY VS. IDAHO STATE
Sacramento State begins a season-long four-game homestand on Thursday against Idaho State. Tip-off at The Nest is set for 7:05 p.m
January 25, 2014
BIG DISPARITIES HURT IN MEN’S HOOPS LOSS AT NORTHERN COLORADO
Northern Colorado attempted 19 more free throws and held a 37-20 rebounding advantage on the way to a 72-62 victory over Sacramento State
January 24, 2014
ROAD WEARY MEN'S HOOPS PLAYS AT NORTHERN COLORADO ON SATURDAY
Sacramento State returns to action Saturday evening at Northern Colorado (12-4, 6-1) at 6:05 p.m. PST.
January 23, 2014
NORTH DAKOTA USES LATE RUN TO BEAT MEN’S BASKETBALL
Troy Huff had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and sparked a 16-8 UND rally over the final 4:10 as North Dakota defeated Sacramento State, 82-71.
January 21, 2014
MEN'S BASKETBALL BACK ON THE ROAD THURSDAY AT NORTH DAKOTA
Sacramento State returns to the road for a game at North Dakota (6-10, 3-3) on Thursday at 5:05 p.m. PST.
January 18, 2014
MEN’S BASKETBALL KNOCKS OFF EASTERN WASHINGTON AT HOME, 75-64
Dylan Garrity (18), Zach Mills (17) and Cody Demps (10) each scored in double figures to lead Sacramento State to a 75-64 victory over Eastern Washington.
January 17, 2014
MEN'S BASKETBALL HOSTS EASTERN WASHINGTON ON SATURDAY NIGHT
Fresh off a grueling 68-64 overtime loss at home to Portland State on Thursday, Sacramento State returns to the hardwood on Saturday night for a matchup with Eastern Washington.
January 16, 2014
MEN’S HOOPS FALLS IN OVERTIME TO PORTLAND STATE, LONG 3-POINT STREAK ENDS
In a game where neither team led by more than eight points, Portland State outscored Sacramento State, 13-9, in the extra session to earn a 68-64 victory over the Hornets
January 15, 2014
MEN'S HOOPS FINALLY RETURNS HOME, HOSTS PORTLAND STATE ON THURSDAY
After opening the conference season with four straight road games, Sacramento State finally returns home to face Portland State this Thursday, Jan. 16.
January 11, 2014
MEN’S HOOPS CRUSHES SOUTHERN UTAH, ENDS ROAD TRIP IN A BIG WAY
Sacramento State led from start to finish in a convincing 77-49 victory at Southern Utah Saturday evening at Centrum Arena.
January 10, 2014
MEN'S HOOPS ROAD TRIP COMES TO AN END SATURDAY AT SOUTHERN UTAH
Sacramento State will play the fourth and final leg of its four-game road trip on Saturday evening at Southern Utah. Tip-off at Centrum Arena is 6:05 p.m. PST
January 9, 2014
HOT SHOOTING LIFTS NORTHERN ARIZONA TO 75-65 WIN OVER MEN’S BASKETBALL
Northern Arizona shot a blazing 11-of-16 from the 3-point line (.688) and didn’t trail the final 15 minutes of the contest on the way to a 75-65 victory over Sacramento State.
January 8, 2014
MEN'S HOOPS CONTINUES ROAD TRIP THURSDAY AT NORTHERN ARIZONA
Sacramento State will play the third leg of a four-game road trip to begin the conference season Thursday at Northern Arizona.
January 6, 2014
DICKSON SIGNS TO PLAY IN AUSTRALIA, EIGHT FORMER HORNETS NOW OVERSEAS
Recently graduated John Dickson, who starred for the men’s basketball team from 2009-13, will further his basketball-playing resumé in Australia.
January 4, 2014
MEN’S BASKETBALL GETS OFF TO FAST START AT MONTANA, BUT FALLS, 82-70
Sacramento State shot 50.0 percent (26-52) from the field and buried seven second-half 3-pointers, but it was not enough in an 82-70 loss at Montana
January 3, 2014
MEN'S HOOPS TRAVELS TO MISSOULA ON SATURDAY FOR MATCHUP AT MONTANA
Sacramento State will play its second game of the Big Sky portion of the schedule on Saturday evening in Missoula against Montana at 6:05 p.m. PST.
January 2, 2014
MEN’S BASKETBALL DROPS BIG SKY OPENER AT MONTANA STATE
Montana State drained a season-best 13 three-pointers and shot .448 (13-29) from the arc on the way to a 70-55 victory over Sacramento State
December 31, 2013
MEN'S BASKETBALL OPENS BIG SKY PLAY THURSDAY AT MONTANA STATE
Sacramento State opens Big Sky Conference play on Thursday at Montana State. Tip-off at Worthington Arena is set for 6:05 p.m. PST
December 29, 2013
LATE FREE THROWS HELP DELIVER 69-67 MEN’S HOOPS WIN OVER UC RIVERSIDE
Dylan Garrity’s free throws with eight seconds remaining broke a 67-67 tie and proved to be the game’s final points in Sacramento State’s 69-67 victory over UC Riverside.
December 27, 2013
AFTER LONG LAYOFF, MEN'S HOOPS HOSTS UC RIVERSIDE SUNDAY AFTERNOON
Sacramento State will play for the first time in eight days when the team hosts UC Riverside on Sunday, Dec. 29, at 2:05 p.m
December 21, 2013
BIG SECOND HALF FUELS CAL STATE FULLERTON TO VICTORY OVER MEN’S HOOPS
Cal State Fullerton overcame an eight-point halftime deficit and outscored Sacramento State, 38-22, in the second half on the way to a 59-51 victory over the Hornets.
December 19, 2013
MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYS AT CAL STATE FULLERTON ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON
Sacramento State will play for the first time in seven days when the team travels south to face Cal State Fullerton on Saturday, Dec. 21. Tip-off at Titan Gym is set for 3:05 p.m.
December 14, 2013
MEN’S HOOPS CRUISES TO 85-54 WIN OVER WILLIAM JESSUP
Sacramento State junior Alex Tiffin posted game and career highs in both points (21) and rebounds (9) to lead the Hornets to an 85-54 victory over William Jessup
December 12, 2013
MEN'S BASKETBALL HOSTS WILLIAM JESSUP ON SATURDAY AT 7 P.M.
Sacramento State will play for the first time in seven days when the team hosts William Jessup on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7:05 p.m.
December 7, 2013
UTEP USES HEALTHY FREE THROW ADVANTAGE TO BEAT MEN’S BASKETBALL
UTEP attempted 31 more free throws than the Hornets on the way to a 30-for-45 charity stripe parade, and the Miners defeated Sacramento State, 69-51.
December 4, 2013
MEN'S HOOPS TRAVELS TO EL PASO FOR FIRST EVER MEETING WITH UTEP
Sacramento State will play the first of four remaining non-conference games on Saturday, Dec. 7, when the team travels to El Paso, Texas, to take on UTEP.
November 30, 2013
UC IRVINE USES BIG SECOND HALF TO DEFEAT MEN’S BASKETBALL
UC Irvine outscored the Hornets, 48-21, in the second half on the way to a 79-53 victory over Sacramento State.
November 29, 2013
MEN'S BASKETBALL HOSTS UC IRVINE SATURDAY NIGHT AT 7 P.M.
Sacramento State will play at home for the first time in nearly a month when the team hosts UC Irvine on Saturday at 7:05 p.m.
November 26, 2013
MEN'S BASKETBALL COMES THROUGH WITH CLUTCH WIN AT UC DAVIS, 73-67
Sacramento State's Mikh McKinney scored a game-high 25 points, and the Hornets went 10-for-10 from the free throw line during the final 28 seconds to beat UC Davis, 73-67.
November 25, 2013
MEN'S HOOPS AND UC DAVIS TO PLAY FOR THE 112TH TIME ON TUESDAY
After a seven-day hiatus without a game, Sacramento State returns to the hardwood on Tuesday when the team travels across the Causeway to take on rival UC Davis at 7 p.m.
November 18, 2013
MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO #22 UCLA
Five UCLA players scored in double figures, and the Bruins held a 29-2 advantage in free throw attempts on the way to an 86-50 victory over Sacramento State
November 15, 2013
MEN'S BASKETBALL TRAVELS TO #24 UCLA ON MONDAY
Sacramento State (1-1) will play the second leg of its three-game road trip on Monday when the team travels to Pauley Pavilion to take on UCLA (2-0) at 8:05 p.m.
November 13, 2013
MEN’S BASKETBALL SIGNS MIRA COSTA HIGH SCHOOL FORWARD JUSTIN STRINGS
Sacramento State men’s basketball head coach Brian Katz announced today that Mira Costa High School forward Justin Strings has signed a National Letter of Intent.
November 13, 2013
BAKERSFIELD HOT FROM DISTANCE IN 74-66 WIN OVER MEN’S BASKETBALL
Four Roadrunners scored in double figures, and CSU Bakersfield shot .563 (9-16) from the 3-point line on the way to a 74-66 win over Sacramento State
November 12, 2013
MEN'S BASKETBALL BEGINS ROAD TRIP WEDNESDAY AT CSU BAKERSFIELD
Fresh off a season-opening 73-43 win over UC Santa Cruz, Sacramento State (1-0) begins a three-game road trip on Wednesday at CSU Bakersfield (1-1).
November 8, 2013
MEN’S BASKETBALL BEATS UC SANTA CRUZ, 73-43, IN SEASON OPENER
Five Hornets scored in double figures, led by junior Mikh McKinney’s game-high 14 points, as Sacramento State defeated UC Santa Cruz, 73-43.
November 6, 2013
MEN'S BASKETBALL GETS UNDERWAY FRIDAY NIGHT VS. UC SANTA CRUZ
Sacramento State opens the 2013-14 season on Friday when the team hosts UC Santa Cruz inside the Nest at 7:35 p.m.
November 6, 2013
FANS CAN WATCH FRIDAY’S BASKETBALL DOUBLEHEADER FOR THE PRICE OF ONE TICKET
Sacramento State fans will have the ability to see two Hornet basketball games for the price of one ticket this Friday, Nov. 8, when the Hornet women and men play a home doubleheader.
November 5, 2013
2013-14 MEN’S BASKETBALL MEDIA GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE
The online version of the 2013-14 Sacramento State men’s basketball media guide is now available on www.hornetsports.com.
November 1, 2013
McKINNEY’S 22 POINTS SPARK MEN’S HOOPS TO 79-56 EXHIBITION WIN OVER MENLO
Junior Mikh McKinney scored a game-high 22 points, and junior Dylan Garrity added 12 points to help Sacramento State to a 79-56 win over Menlo College.
October 29, 2013
READY FOR HOOPS? MEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYS HOME EXHIBITION GAME FRIDAY NIGHT
After over four weeks of official team practices, the Sacramento State men’s basketball team will finally hit the hardwood for its first game.
October 28, 2013
2013-14 MEN'S BASKETBALL SEASON OUTLOOK
Since Brian Katz took over the head coaching duties at Sacramento State in 2008-09, the Hornets have increased their conference win total every season.
October 17, 2013
BIG SKY MEN’S BASKETBALL COACHES AND MEDIA PRESEASON POLLS RELEASED
The Sacramento State men’s basketball team was selected to finish seventh out of 11 teams in the Big Sky Conference preseason coaches poll, and eighth in the league’s media poll.
September 24, 2013
MEN’S BASKETBALL SEASON COMING FAST, FIRST OFFICIAL PRACTICE ON FRIDAY
The Sacramento State men’s basketball team, guided by sixth-year head coach Brian Katz, begins its preseason practice schedule on Friday, Sept. 27, at 6 a.m.
July 23, 2013
MEN’S BASKETBALL RELEASES ITS 2013-14 SCHEDULE
Sacramento State sixth-year men’s basketball head coach Brian Katz announced the program’s 2013-14 schedule today.