Full set of game notes (pdf)
• Sacramento State (3-9) concludes a stretch of three games in five days when it hosts UC Santa Barbara (9-3) at the Nest on Saturday evening at 7:05 p.m.
• The Hornets have played in two games decided by five points this week, including a 66-61 win over CSUN at the Nest on Tuesday and an 80-75 loss to Portland at Sacramento's downtown Golden 1 Center on Thursday.
• Saturday will mark the Hornets' final non-conference game of the season as the team opens Big Sky Conference play on Dec. 30 vs. Portland State. The Hornets are in the midst of a stretch that sees the team play a season-high four straight games in Sacramento.
• The Hornets, who have played a tough schedule thus far, were also 3-9 last season before finishing at 13-18 overall and 9-9 in the Big Sky.
• Sacramento State is perfect at home (3-0) this year, but is now 0-9 away from the Nest (0-4 on neutral floors, 0-5 on the road). The Hornets have a long stretch of success inside the Nest, posting a 55-18 record (.753 win%) inside the friendly confines since 2012-13.
• Of the Hornets' nine losses this season, three could have been wins as the Hornets lost by five points to Cal State Fullerton (68-63), Saint Joseph's (74-69) and Portland (80-75).
• The loss to Portland came on Thursday night at the Golden 1 Center, as the Hornets lost despite shooting 51% (29-57) from the field and 40% (8-20) from the 3-point line.
• Sacramento State played the first 10 games of the season without what could 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 is being worked back slowly (leg injury), playing five minutes vs. CSUN and seven minutes vs. Portland.
• UC Santa Barbara's 9-3 record is the best after 12 games since the 2007-08 season. In fact, under first year head coach Joe Pasternack, the Gauchos already have three more wins than all of last season when the team finished with a 6-22 overall record.
• The Gauchos have won eight of their last nine games, including victories over Big Sky opponents Montana (80-73) and Montana State (91-69).
• The Hornets are 1-4 all-time against the Gauchos, but won the last meeting, 51-50, in Santa Barbara on Feb. 23, 2013 (box on pg. 10). That was an ESPN BracketBusters game, and Konner Veteto's layup with five seconds remaining proved to be the game winner.
• The last time UC Santa Barbara made a trip to Sacramento to play the Hornets came during the 1992-93 season in a 64-57 Gaucho victory.
• 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.
• 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. Saturday's game can be found by clicking here.
• 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