Full set of game notes - 26 pages (pdf)
Big Sky Conference standings
• Fresh off a pair of road losses last week, Sacramento State (4-12, 1-2) returns home this week to face both Montana schools inside the Nest. The homestand begins on Thursday when the Hornets host Montana (11-5, 4-0) at 7:05 p.m.
• Last week, Sacramento State fell on the road to Idaho (69-68) and Eastern Washington (82-67). The Idaho loss was especially grueling as the Hornets blew an 11-point lead late in the second half.
• Despite the 15-point loss to Eastern Washington on Saturday, six of the Hornets' last 11 games (and four of the last six) have been decided by five points or less. Sacramento State is 2-4 in those five-point outcomes.
• Sacramento State is 4-1 at home this year, including an 80-75 victory in the Big Sky opener vs. Portland State. The Hornets are 56-19 at home (.747 winning percentage) dating back to the 2012-13 season.
• The Hornets have played the entire season without senior guard and team co-captain Marcus Graves (back) who had started 62 straight games. One of the team's best players, Graves averaged 13.9 points, 3.7 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 0.9 steals per game a year ago.
• Sacramento State has scored at least 67 points in five straight games after doing so just once during its first nine games against a Div. I opponent.
• The Hornets swept the season series against Montana a year ago, and Sacramento State has defeated the Grizzlies at home each of the last three years. In fact, no player on the Montana roster has won a game vs. the Hornets inside the Nest.
• The last time Montana won inside the Nest was March 6, 2014 (a 70-55 victory).
• During the three-game home winning streak over the Griz, Sacramento State has won those games by an average of 4.7 points per game.
• The Grizzlies are one of just two teams in the Big Sky with a perfect 4-0 conference record (Montana State is the other), and the Hornets will play both those teams this week.
• Montana has won four straight, and six of its last seven. As far as common opponents, both the Hornets and Grizzlies have a win over CSUN, and a loss to UC Santa Barbara.
• In conference play, Montana leads the Big Sky in scoring offense (91.0 ppg), scoring margin (+21.8), field goal percentage (.516) and defensive field goal percentage (.354).
• Two of the league's best scorers will be on display Thursday, including Montana junior guard Ahmaad Rorie (18.6 ppg, 6th in the Big Sky) and Sacramento State senior forward Justin Strings (17.5 ppg, 8th in the Big Sky). Both are averaging better than 20 points per game in league play (Strings 21.7 ppg; Rorie 20.5 ppg).
• 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. The 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