Full set of game notes (pdf)
Big Sky Conference standings
• With just three weeks left in the regular season, Sacramento State (6-19, 3-9) will use its final six games to get ready for the Big Sky Tournament in Reno March 6-10.
• Four of the final six regular season games will come at home, beginning on Thursday vs. Idaho State (11-12, 6-6). Tip-off at the Nest is set for 7:05 p.m.
• Sacramento State is coming off a 71-69 overtime loss on the road to a Montana team that is currently 13-0 in league play. The Hornets held a 61-56 lead with 2:55 left in regulation, but had trouble converting field goals and free throws down the stretch.
• The Hornets will now turn their attention to the home floor where Sacramento State is 5-4, and 2-3 against league opposition. Sacramento State has lost its last two games at home, and that came during the last homestand against Eastern Washington and Idaho.
• During that homestand, the Hornets posted their first back-to-back 20-point losses at home in 20 years. The Eastern Washington score was 74-54, and Idaho was 81-58.
• Sacramento State is still 57-22 (.722 winning percentage) inside the Nest dating back to the 2012-13 season.
• The Hornets could play Thursday's game minus three injured guards. Senior Marcus Graves, who had started 62 straight games, has missed the entire season after undergoing back surgery. Senior Jiday Ugbaja has played just six games and is out indefinitely with a leg injury. On Saturday at Montana, Jeff Wu suffered a leg injury at the 6:39 mark, and did not return. His status for this week is questionable.
• Sacramento State is trying to avoid its first season without double figures in victories since the 2010-11 squad went 7-21.
• Senior forward Justin Strings has scored in double figures in 45 straight games, the fifth longest active streak in the nation. He trails Campbell's Chris Clemons (74 straight), Wofford's Fletcher Magee (71), Marshall's Jon Elmore (60) and Hofstra's Justin Wright-Foreman (48). Cornell's Matt Morgan sits behind Strings in sixth with 44 straight games.
• Idaho State is 3-8 on the road this year, including 2-3 against conference teams.
• The Hornets lost to the Bengals in Pocatello earlier this year, 71-65. In that game, the Hornets shot 7-for-16 from the free throw line while Idaho State was 15-for-20. Also, ISU 7-foot center Novak Topalovic posted career highs in points (25) and rebounds (17).
• Sacramento State is 20-29 all-time against Idaho State, including an 11-11 mark when playing at home. The Hornets have won four straight against Idaho State when playing at the Nest. Sacramento State also eliminated the Bengals with a 91-76 win in the first round of last year's Big Sky Tournament in Reno.
• Idaho State, which scores 73.0 points per game, has five players averaging double figures in points, led by Jared Stutzman's 14.5 points on .488 (41-84) from the 3-point arc.
• 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