Full set of game notes (24 pages) - pdf
• Sacramento State (1-6) will end a stretch of seven consecutive days without a game when the Hornets travel to Moraga to take on perennial basketball power Saint Mary's (6-2) on Monday evening. Tip-off at McKeon Pavilion is set for 7:05 p.m.
• By the time the two teams tip on Monday, the seven-day layoff will be the longest of the season for Sacramento State, although the team will take nine days off after playing at Boise State on Dec. 9.
• Sacramento State, which is playing without what likely would have been its starting back court (Marcus Graves, Jiday Ugbaja) due to injuries, has show signs of improvement despite its tough start to the season.
• Like Saint Mary's, the Hornets also played in the Wooden Legacy in Fullerton during Thanksgiving break. Sacramento State went 0-3 at the tournament, but could have just as easily defeated both host Cal State Fullerton (68-63) and Saint Joseph's (74-69) before losing both games by five points. Sacramento State had a 12-point second half lead against Saint Joseph's and trailed by one point against Fullerton with four minutes left.
• Still, the Hornets have lost five straight, which is the team's longest losing streak in six years. The 2011-12 squad lost nine consecutive games.
• Last year's Hornet team also started 1-6 before finishing 13-18 and 9-9 in the Big Sky.
• Monday will mark the finale of a ruthless stretch of eight games to start the year. Of those eight games, only one came at home, and the Hornets have played Colorado State, San Francisco, UC Davis, San Diego State, Cal State Fullerton and Saint Joseph's.
• The schedule doesn't get any easier as Saint Mary's had been ranked 21st in the nation earlier this year, but recently slipped out and is currently receiving votes in the polls.
• The Gaels have reached either the NCAA Tournament or NIT 10 consecutive years. That includes NCAA trips in 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013 and a second round appearance last year.
• The Gaels snapped a two-game losing streak with a 74-63 victory at Cal on Saturday.
• Sacramento State is 6-29 all-time against Saint Mary's, including a 1-18 mark when playing the Gaels in Moraga. The Hornets' lone road win at Saint Mary's came in an 84-75 victory on Dec. 6, 1975. Saint Mary's has won nine straight home games against the Hornets.
• Sacramento State has not played Saint Mary's since a 73-38 loss at McKeon Pavilion on Dec, 17, 2004.
• Overall, Saint Mary's has won three straight in the series, with the Hornets' last win coming via 75-61 victory on Nov. 22, 2000, in Sacramento State's first season back at the Nest after playing four years at Memorial Auditorium in downtown Sacramento.
• Monday's game will be streamed live and free on the WCC Network (TheW.tv).
• Every game this year will be broadcast live on KTKZ 1380 AM The Answer with 21st-year play-by-play man Steve McElroy calling all the action.
• Fans outside the Sacramento area can listen to all games via www.hornetsports.com.
• Video streams will be provided for all games inside the Nest via Pluto TV and www.WatchBigSky.com. All road games played in a Big Sky venue will also be video streamed.
• Links for all multimedia options can be found next to each game on the men's basketball schedule at www.hornetsports.com.
For Sacramento State's complete set of game notes, please click here.
April 11, 2018 MEN’S BASKETBALL SIGNS CLARK HIGH SCHOOL’S JAMES BRIDGES
February 21, 2018 MEN'S BASKETBALL BEGINS FINAL REGULAR SEASON ROAD TRIP THURSDAT AT NAU
February 17, 2018 STRINGS ACHIEVES HUGE MILESTONE; MEN’S HOOPS FALLS TO WEBER STATE
February 16, 2018 MEN'S BASKETBALL HOSTS WEBER STATE ON SATURDAY FOR WHITEOUT THE NEST
February 9, 2018 MEN'S HOOPS PLAYS AT MONTANA ON SATURDAY NIGHT
February 7, 2018 MEN'S BASKETBALL LOOKS FOR SERIES SWEEP OF MONTANA STATE ON THURSDAY
February 3, 2018 MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS AT HOME TO IDAHO
February 2, 2018 MEN'S BASKETBALL HOSTS IDAHO ON SATURDAY NIGHT AT 7 PM
January 26, 2018 MEN'S HOOPS CONCLUDES ROAD TRIP SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT PORTLAND STATE
January 20, 2018 MEN’S BASKETBALL DROPS SECOND GAME OF ROAD TRIP TO IDAHO STATE
January 19, 2018 MEN'S HOOPS PLAYS AT IDAHO STATE ON SATURDAY NIGHT
January 18, 2018 LATE RUN DOOMS MEN’S BASKETBALL IN LOSS TO WEBER STATE
January 17, 2018 MEN'S HOOPS OPENS ROAD TRIP ON THURSDAY AT WEBER STATE
January 12, 2018 MEN'S BASKETBALL TO HOST MONTANA STATE ON SATURDAY FOR KIDS DAY
January 11, 2018 MONTANA USES BIG SECOND HALF TO BEAT MEN’S BASKETBALL, 78-66
January 10, 2018 MEN'S HOOPS BACK IN THE NEST ON THURSDAY VS. MONTANA AT 7 P.M.
January 3, 2018 MEN'S HOOPS PLAYS FIRST BIG SKY ROAD GAME THURSDAY AT IDAHO
January 2, 2018 STRINGS RECEIVES BIG SKY PLAYER OF THE WEEK ACCOLADES
January 1, 2018 STRINGS NAMED THE NATIONAL MID-MAJOR PLAYER OF THE WEEK
December 29, 2017 MEN'S HOOPS OPENS BIG SKY PLAY AT HOME SATURDAY VS. PORTLAND STATE
December 23, 2017 MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS AT HOME TO UC SANTA BARBARA, 82-72
December 22, 2017 MEN'S HOOPS HOSTS UC SANTA BARBARA ON SATURDAY IN FINAL NON-LEAGUE GAME
December 21, 2017 MEN’S HOOPS FALLS TO PORTLAND, 80-75, IN GOLDEN 1 CENTER MATCHUP
December 20, 2017 MEN'S HOOPS PLAYS PORTLAND AT THE GOLDEN 1 CENTER ON THURSDAY AT 5:30 PM
December 18, 2017 MEN'S HOOPS BACK AT HOME TUESDAY VS. CSUN
December 9, 2017 MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS AT BOISE STATE
December 3, 2017 MEN'S BASKETBALL TO PLAY SAINT MARY'S ON THE ROAD MONDAY NIGHT
November 24, 2017 BACK AND FORTH GAME GOES FULLERTON’S WAY IN 68-63 WIN OVER MEN’S HOOPS
November 23, 2017 MEN’S BASKETBALL DROPS FIRST ROUND WOODEN LEGACY GAME TO SAN DIEGO STATE
November 21, 2017 UC DAVIS USES LATE RUN TO EVENTUALLY BEAT MEN’S BASKETBALL
November 20, 2017 MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYS UC DAVIS ON TUESDAY AT THE GOLDEN 1 CENTER
November 17, 2017 MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS ON THE ROAD AT SAN FRANCISCO
November 16, 2017 MEN'S BASKETBALL BACK ON THE ROAD FRIDAY NIGHT AT SAN FRANCISCO
November 8, 2017 MEN’S BASKETBALL SIGNS DAMIEN HIGH SCHOOL GUARD ELIJAH McCULLOUGH
November 7, 2017 MEN'S HOOPS OPENS REGULAR SEASON FRIDAY AT COLORADO STATE
October 23, 2017 GRAVES OUT FOR THE SEASON WITH INJURY
October 17, 2017 MEN’S BASKETBALL RELEASES ITS 2017-18 SCHEDULE
September 18, 2017 BOISE’S CENTURYLINK ARENA TO HOST BIG SKY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT FROM 2019-22
August 24, 2017 HORNSBY SIGNS CONTRACT TO PLAY PROFESSIONALLY IN GERMANY