Full set of game notes (pdf)
Big Sky Conference standings
• Sacramento State (12-13, 6-10) will play its final two regular season road games this week, beginning with Thursday's matchup at Eastern Washington (11-16, 9-7). Tip-off between the two teams at Cheney Court is set for 6:05 p.m.
• The Hornets will also play at Idaho on Saturday before hosting their final two home games of the season next week vs. Montana State and Montana.
• Sacramento State is currently the 14th most improved team in the nation after going 7-25 a year ago, not to mention a 4-14 record in conference play.
• The Hornets are playing the second leg of a three-game road trip, which included a 65-57 loss at Portland State on Saturday.
• Sacramento State is 3-9 on the road this season, and 2-6 against Big Sky teams. The two conference road wins came at Idaho State (1/31) and Northern Arizona (1/17).
• With four games left in the regular season, Sacramento State sits in ninth place. If the season ended today, the Hornets would be the No. 9 seed and play No. 8 Northern Arizona in the first round of the Big Sky Tournament on March 13 at 9:30 a.m.
• This year's Big Sky Tournament (March 13-16) will take place in Boise, Idaho, and the top five teams receive a first round bye. In the first round, the No. 6 seed will play the No. 11, the No. 7 will face the No. 10, and the No. 8 vs. the No. 9.
• Since dropping its first four games to open Big Sky play, Sacramento State has gone 6-6 over its last 12 conference games. That includes last Thursday's two-point win over perennial power Weber State after Ethan Esposito knocked down two free throws with 1.1 seconds remaining.
• Sacramento State is 6-10 in conference play, and has lost five games by six points or fewer. The Hornets have won each of their last five games played on a Thursday.
• All 11 Big Sky teams are playing a 20-game conference schedule this year, and Thursday's matchup will be the Hornets' second against Eastern Washington.
• In the first matchup at the Nest on Jan. 26, Sacramento State led for just 41 seconds, and featured a Marcus Graves fadeaway 3-pointer at the regulation buzzer to tie. However, it was Eastern Washington that outlasted the Hornets, 94-92, in overtime.
• The Eagles have won three of their last four games. At home, Eastern Washington is 9-3 and has won seven straight games at Reese Court. In fact, since losing to Weber State in the conference opener on Dec. 29, the Eagles have not lost on their home floor.
• Sacramento State has lost nine straight to Eastern Washington, its longest current losing streak against any team in the Big Sky. The Hornets are 14-36 all-time vs. EWU.
• The Hornets are 3-21 when playing the Eagles on the road, and have dropped five straight in Cheney. The last road win over the Eagles came on Jan. 12, 2013.
• Every game the remainder of the season can be viewed live and free on Pluto.TV. All home games can be found on Pluto.TV channel 233. The Pluto broadcasts can be watched online at Pluto.TV or by downloading the app for your mobile device.
• Thursday's game will be on Pluto.TV channel 234.
• Every game this year will be broadcast live on ESPN 1320 AM with 22nd-year play-by-play man Steve McElroy calling all the action.
• Links for all multimedia options, including live stats for every game, can be found next to each game on the men's basketball schedule at www.hornetsports.com.
March 2, 2019 MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS IN SHOOTOUT AT IDAHO, 94-90
February 23, 2019 MEN’S HOOPS SHOOTING GOES COLD IN 65-57 ROAD LOSS AT PORTLAND STATE
February 20, 2019 MEN'S HOOPS CONCLUDES HOMESTAND THURSDAY NIGHT VS. WEBER STATE
February 16, 2019 MEN’S HOOPS FALLS AT HOME TO NORTHERN ARIZONA
February 14, 2019 MEN'S HOOPS CONTINUES HOMESTAND THURSDAY NIGHT VS. SOUTHERN UTAH
February 11, 2019 MEN’S BASKETBALL NEVER TRAILS IN 78-67 HOME WIN OVER PORTLAND STATE
February 9, 2019 LATE SURGE DOOMS MEN’S HOOPS IN 65-59 ROAD LOSS AT NORTHERN COLORADO
February 1, 2019 MEN'S HOOPS CONTINUES ROAD TRIP SATURDAY NIGHT AT WEBER STATE
January 30, 2019 MEN'S HOOPS OPENS THREE-GAME ROAD TRIP ON THURSDAY AT IDAHO STATE
January 25, 2019 MEN'S HOOPS BACK AT HOME SATURDAY NIGHT VS. EASTERN WASHINGTON
January 24, 2019 MEN’S HOOPS CRUISES TO 69-48 HOME WIN OVER IDAHO
January 23, 2019 MEN'S HOOPS BACK AT HOME; HOST IDAHO ON THURSDAY NIGHT AT 7 PM
January 18, 2019 MEN'S HOOPS TO PLAY ROAD MATINEE ON SATURDAY AT SOUTHERN UTAH
January 15, 2019 MEN'S HOOPS BEGINS BRIEF ROAD TRIP THURSDAY AT NORTHERN ARIZONA
January 12, 2019 MEN’S HOOPS DROPS LAST SECOND HEART BREAKER TO IDAHO STATE, 72-70
January 10, 2019 MEN'S HOOPS HOSTS IDAHO STATE ON SATURDAY FOR KIDS NIGHT
January 4, 2019 MEN'S HOOPS GETS SET FOR SATURDAY MATINEE AT MONTANA STATE
December 27, 2018 MEN'S HOOPS OPENS BIG SKY PLAY ON SATURDAY AT HOME VS NORTHERN COLORADO
December 21, 2018 MEN’S BASKETBALL LEADS AT HALFTIME, BUT EVENTUALLY FALLS AT WASHINGTON
December 19, 2018 MEN'S BASKETBALL TRAVELS TO WASHINGTON FOR FRIDAY NIGHT GAME AT 6 PM
December 11, 2018 MEN’S BASKETBALL USES LATE 29-2 RUN TO BEAT HOLY NAMES, 81-56
December 10, 2018 MEN'S HOOPS BACK AT HOME TUESDAY NIGHT VS. HOLY NAMES AT 7 PM
December 8, 2018 MEN’S HOOPS DROPS TO 4-2 AFTER 76-67 LOSS AT PORTLAND
December 6, 2018 MEN'S BASKETBALL WRAPS UP ROAD TRIP ON SATURDAY AT PORTLAND
December 5, 2018 MEN’S BASKETBALL ADDS HOME GAME ON THURSDAY, DEC. 13
November 27, 2018 HUGE WEEK LANDS GRAVES BIG SKY PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS
November 24, 2018 MEN’S HOOPS NOW 3-0 AFTER 87-82 OVERTIME WIN AGAINST CAL STATE FULLERTON
November 16, 2018 FRIDAY NIGHT’S MEN’S BASKETBALL HOME GAME AGAINST CAL POLY POSTPONED
November 14, 2018 SECOND GAME OF THE SEASON: MEN'S HOOPS HOSTS CAL POLY
September 26, 2018 MEN’S HOOPS SEASON ON THE HORIZON, FIRST OFFICIAL TEAM PRACTICE IS FRIDAY
September 12, 2018 FORMER MEN’S BASKETBALL HEAD COACH DON NEWMAN PASSES AWAY
July 24, 2018 MEN’S BASKETBALL RELEASES THE 2018-19 SCHEDULE
July 19, 2018 THE NEST RECEIVES A BRAND NEW FLOOR DESIGN