Full set of game notes (26 pages) - pdf
Big Sky Conference standings
• Sacramento State (5-15, 2-5) will play for the first time in a week when the Hornets conclude a three-game road trip on Saturday afternoon against Portland State (13-7, 3-4). Tipoff at Lewis & Clark College's Pamplin Sports Center is set for 1:05 p.m.
• Portland State is playing its home games this season at Lewis & Clark College while the new Viking Pavilion is being built. The Viking Pavilion will be completed in March.
• The Hornets have never played at the Pamplin Sports Center (built in 1969), but they have played two games at Lewis & Clark's original gym in 1953 (win) and 1957 (loss).
• The Hornets and Vikings played earlier this season at the Nest in the Big Sky opener for both teams. Sacramento State overcame a 16-point deficit in that game, and saw Justin Strings score a career-high 34 points on 16-of-18 shooting from the field.
• The Vikings currently sit in eighth place in the 12-member Big Sky Conference while the Hornets are one game behind in ninth place.
• Sacramento State is still seeking its first win away from home this season as the team is 0-9 on the road and 0-4 at neutral sites. Dating back to last year, Sacramento State has lost 10 straight road games, and five consecutive Big Sky road games.
• Overall, the Hornets have dropped five of their last six games with the lone victory during that span coming in an 87-68 blowout win at home over Montana State.
• 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.
• Of the Hornets' five losses in conference play, two have by six points or less, including a 71-65 loss at Idaho State in the team's last game on Jan. 20.
• Portland State has played five of its first seven Big Sky games on the road, and will open a three-game homestand vs. the Hornets.
• The Vikings are 5-1 at home this year with the lone loss coming against Montana, 92-89.
• Portland State is currently first in the Big Sky with an average of 89.3 points per game while Sacramento State is last in scoring at 66.8 points per contest.
• The Vikings use a full-court trapping defense that has helped the team lead the nation in both steals per game (11.5) and turnover margin (+8.1). In addition, the Vikings force an average of 20.7 turnovers per game, the second best mark in the country.
• Sacramento State is 17-29 all-time vs. Portland State, but has won two of the last three meetings. The Hornets are just 3-18 when playing the Vikings in Portland.
• 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