Full set of game notes (27 pages) - pdf
Big Sky Conference standings
• Coming off an 80-64 loss at Weber State on Thursday night, Sacramento State (5-14, 2-4) will play the second leg of a three-game road trip on Saturday evening at Idaho State (8-9, 3-3). Tip-off at Reed Gym is set for 6:05 p.m. PST.
• The Weber State loss on Thursday was much closer than the score indicated. The Hornets trailed by just three points before Weber went on a 15-2 run over the final 4:27.
• The Hornets are still seeking their first win away from home this season as the team is 0-8 on the road and 0-4 on neutral floors. That includes an 0-3 mark in league play with losses to Idaho (69-68), Eastern Washington (82-67) and Weber State (80-64).
• Sacramento State's 64 points on Thursday at Weber State were its fewest total in nine games. The Hornets hadn't scored less than 66 points since going for just 54 points in a loss at Boise State on Dec. 9.
• The Hornets continue to play without the services of senior guards Marcus Graves and Jiday Ugbaja. Graves, who had started 62 straight games, will miss the entire season after undergoing back surgery. Ugbaja has missed all but six games with a leg injury.
• Justin Strings didn't shoot particularly well at Weber State (5-for-22), but his 13 points allowed him to score in double figures for the 39th consecutive game. That is the sixth longest active streak in the nation.
• Idaho State began the Big Sky season with a 3-0 record, including an upset win at Weber State. However, the Bengals have dropped three straight since, including an 87-83 home loss to Portland State on Thursday.
• The Bengals, who are second in the league in field goal percentage (.462) and third in 3-point percentage (.369), are 6-2 at home. That includes home wins over Southern Utah and Northern Arizona during the second week of conference play.
• Idaho State boats two of the best 3-point shooters in the league in Jared Stutzman (13.9 ppg, .475 3FG%) and Balint Mocsan (12.2 ppg, .472 3FG%).
• The Hornets are 20-28 all-time against Idaho State, but won both meetings a year ago, and have won six of the last eight meetings overall. That includes a 91-76 win in the first round of last year's Big Sky Tournament in Reno.
• The Hornets are 8-16 all-time when playing Idaho State in Pocatello.
• Sacramento State has not played Idaho State on the road since a 66-64 Bengal win on Feb. 13, 2016. Amazingly, five of the last six meetings between the two teams in Pocatello have been decided by three points or less, or went to overtime.
• 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