Sacramento State Game Notes (24 pages) - pdf
• The Hornets (2-8) begin a season-long stretch of four straight games in Sacramento on Tuesday when the team hosts CSUN (1-9). Tip-off at the Nest is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
• CSUN (formerly Cal State Northridge) has dropped nine straight games, including an 86-58 loss at Eastern Washington on Sunday.
• The Hornets are 2-0 at home this year, and 0-8 away from the Nest. Both Sacramento State and CSUN are seeking their first win over a Div. I opponent this season.
• Tip-off on Tuesday will conclude a season-long stretch of nine straight days without a game for the Hornets. Last week was Finals Week at Sacramento State.
• Sacramento State will now play three games over a five-day stretch, including Tuesday vs. CSUN, Thursday vs. Portland at the Golden 1 Center, and Saturday vs. UC Santa Barbara in the Nest. The Golden 1 Center game is the first of a doubleheader that will see Kansas taking on Stanford in the nightcap.
• The Hornets are 2-0 this year, and 54-18 (.750) in the Nest since the 2012-13 season.
• Sacramento State has played the entire season without what would have been its starting back court of Marcus Graves and Jiday Ugbaja due to injuries. However, Ugbaja has begun practicing again, and could make his season debut against CSUN.
• Sacramento State's early season schedule has not been kind, including games away from home against Boise State, Saint Mary's, San Diego State, Colorado State, Saint Joseph's and San Francisco.
• CSUN is coached by Reggie Theus who is in his fifth season. Theus played in the NBA for 13 years, including three seasons with the Sacramento Kings (1985-88).
• The Hornets and Matadors will be playing each other for the first time since a 100-73 CSUN victory in Northridge on Jan. 31, 2001 (box score on page 10 of the notes). That 2000-01 season marked the Matadors' final season in the Big Sky.
• Sacramento State is 7-29 all-time vs. CSUN, and the Matadors have won 10 straight in the series. The last Hornet win was an 83-66 home victory on Feb. 24, 1996. During that CSUN 10-game winning streak, the Hornets have been outscored by an average of 23.1 points.
• Sacramento State is 6-11 against the Matadors when playing at home.
• The Hornets and Matadors were both in the Big Sky for five years. The Hornets joined the Big Sky for the 1996-97 season, and Northridge left the conference after 2000-01.
• Tuesday's game will be streamed live and free via watchbigsky.com.
• 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, including live stats, 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