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Big Sky Conference standings
• Fresh off a 66-61 home win over CSUN on Tuesday, Sacramento State (3-8) will play its second game at the downtown Golden 1 Center on Thursday vs. Portland (5-7). Tip-off is set for 5:35 p.m., and is the first game of a doubleheader.
• The nightcap of the doubleheader will see Kansas taking on Stanford at 8:05 p.m.
• Thursday will mark the second time this year (and third time overall) that Sacramento State will play at the Golden 1 Center. The facility is in its second year of operation, and the Hornets are 0-2 in the building with both losses coming to rival UC Davis.
• The win over CSUN, which included a 9-2 run over the final 3:49, was the first victory against a Div. I opponent this season for the Hornets.
• Something has to give as both Sacramento State and Portland are 0-3 on neutral floors this season. Two of the Hornets' losses came by five points at the Wooden Legacy in Fullerton during Thanksgiving week.
• The Hornets have won two of their last three game after beginning the season 1-7.
• Sacramento State played the first 10 games of the season without what would have been the starting back court of Marcus Graves and Jiday Ugbaja because of injuries. Graves is out for the season and Ugbaja made his debut against CSUN. Ugbaja played just five minutes as the Hornets will work him back slowly from a leg injury.
• The Hornets will play the second leg of a stretch of three games over five days, which includes a home game Saturday vs. UC Santa Barbara. In fact, the Hornets will play four straight games in Sacramento, including the Big Sky opener vs. Portland State on Dec. 30.
• 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. The Hornets are 3-0 at home, and 0-8 away from home.
• For the second straight game, the Hornets will square off against a team coached by a former NBA veteran. After beating Reggie Theus and CSUN on Tuesday, the Hornets will face a Portland team coached by 17-year NBA player Terry Porter.
• On Thursday, either Portland (0-2 road, 0-3 neutral) or Sacramento State (0-5 road, 0-3 neutral) will secure its first win away from home this season.
• Sacramento State is 2-10 all-time against Portland, which includes an 81-73 road loss on Dec. 12, 2015 in the teams' last matchup (box on page 10 of the notes). Sacramento State won at Portland, 73-66, in the first round of the CIT at the end of the 2014-15 season.
• Each of the teams' last three meetings have been decided by eight points or less.
• The Hornets' last win against Portland when playing in Sacramento came in a 62-59 victory at Memorial Auditorium during the 1999-00 season.
• There will be no video stream provided for Thursday's game at the Golden 1 Center.
• 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. Here is the link for Thursday's game.
• Beginning with Saturday's game vs. UC Santa Barbara, free video streams will be provided for every game (home or away) the rest of the season at www.WatchBigSky.com.
• 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.
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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