MEN'S HOOPS PLAYS FINAL NON-CONFERENCE GAME SATURDAY AT SEATTLE
With just five games remaining in the regular season, Sacramento State (9-16) plays its final non-conference contest this Saturday, Feb. 13, when the team travels north to face Seattle University (11-13)...tip at KeyArena is 1:05 p.m...these same two teams met earlier this year in Sacramento (Jan. 9) with the Hornets prevailing, 80-67...in that game, a Div. I era (1991-pres.) school-record six Sacramento State players scored in double figures, led by Duro Bjegovic and Antonio Flaggs who both dropped in 16 points...the Hornets shot a blistering 65.4 percent (17-26) in the second half while outscoring the Redhawks, 52-35, after intermission...the 80 points were the second most scored by the Hornets this season, and the most against a Div. I team...Sacramento State enters Saturday’s game having won two of its last three games, including Sunday’s conference win over Eastern Washington, 74-67...the Hornets’ nine victories are already seven more than the team posted all of last season (2-27)...in addition, the team is 4-10 away from home (3-9 on the road, 1-1 at neutral sites) after combining to go 2-45 outside of Sacramento the previous three seasons...in the Hornets’ last road game (Jan. 30), the Hornets traveled to Pocatello and knocked off conference rival Idaho State in convincing fashion (72-55)...Seattle is riding a two-game winning streak with both of those victories coming against Big Sky Conference schools, including a home win over Eastern Washington (68-62) and a road victory at Portland State (80-77)...the win at Portland State featured Aaron Broussard burying a three-pointer with 0.5 seconds remaining...the loss for Portland State was just its second home defeat of the season...the Redhawks used a full-court trapping press that forced Portland State into 24 turnovers in the game...Seattle is 6-3 at home, including wins against Fresno State (85-84) and Weber State (91-87)...Saturday’s game can be heard live locally on KRJY 1240 AM, and on the internet via www.hornetsports.com with 13th year play-by-play announcer Steve McElroy calling all the action...live stats will be offered at www.goseattleu.com...live video stream of the game will not be offered.
For Sacramento State's complete set of game notes, click on the link above the story.