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Women's Basketball Notes at Northern Arizona, 2/16 - PDF

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State women's basketball team continues its three-game road trip this Saturday with a matchup at Northern Arizona. Tip off on Saturday is scheduled for 6:05 pm. 

How To Watch

at Northern Arizona Lumberjacks
Saturday, Feb. 16 // 6:05 pm PT
J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome // Flagstaff, Ariz.
Watch and Listen: Pluto.TV, ch. 239
Live Stats: HornetStats.com
Twitter: @SacStateWBB

Coming Up...

at Weber State
Wednesday, Feb. 20 // 11:05 am PT
Dee Events Center // Ogden, Utah

vs. Portland State
Saturday, Feb. 23 // 2:05 pm PT
The Nest // Sacramento, Calif.

Opening Tip

  • Sacramento State completed an 11-point come-from-behind overtime win on Thursday on the road at Southern Utah. It was Sacramento State's second conference road win of the season and their first win in overtime this year. 
  • Hannah Friend scored 22 points on Monday, bringing her season average up to 19.0 points per game. She also pulled in 10 rebounds, bringing that number up to 8.1 per game. Friend ranks fourth in scoring and sixth in rebounding in the Big Sky this season. 
  • Kennedy Nicholas recorded her Big Sky-leading 12th double-double of the season on Thursday, scoring 22 points and pulling in 10 rebounds (two offensive). In addition to leading the Big Sky in double-doubles, Nicholas is among the top 20 in the NCAA.
  • Gabi Bade delivered late for the Hornets on Thursday, scoring seven of her 17 points in the five-minute overtime period. In addition to seven overtime points, Bade hit the game-tying bucket on a pull-up jumper with just 38 seconds left in regulation.
  • Northern Arizona comes into Saturday afternoon's conference matchup with an 8-15 overall record and a 4-10 league mark. They dropped their last game, 74-59, at home against Portland State.

By the Numbers

12: Double-doubles for Kennedy Nicholas this season, most in the Big Sky and 24th in NCAA.

7: Overtime points for Gabi Bade, who finished with 17 total in Thursday's win at SUU.

76: Points until Hannah Friend hits the 1,000-point milestone for her Sacramento State career.

About Last Game

Sacramento State rallied back from down 11 early in the fourth quarter on Thursday to force overtime before winning, 76-69 (OT) in overtime. The Hornets went on a 9-0 run over the final four minutes of regulation to force the overtime period.

Hannah Friend and Kennedy Nicholas each recorded a double-double, both scoring 22 points to go with 10 rebounds. 

Gabi Bade finished with 17 points for the Hornets, including seven in the game's five-minute overtime period. Bade also drained the game-tying bucket with 38 seconds remaining in regulation. 

Against Northern Arizona

Saturday afternoon's matchup is the second of two between the Hornets and Lumberjacks this season. Sacramento State defeated Northern Arizona, 65-61, in the Nest earlier this season. 

All-time, the Lumberjacks hold a 31-16 advantage over Sacramento State, though the Hornets have won three of the last five head-to-head matchups. 

Sacramento State's last win at Northern Arizona came during the 2015-16 season, a 111-79 rout of the Lumberjacks. All-time, the Hornets are just 6-16 in Flagstaff, though they are 3-1 over the last four.

1,000 Point Milestone

With 22 points in Thursday's game at Southern Utah, junior guard Hannah Friend climbed ever closer to the Hornets 1,000 Point Club, moving to 924 career points. Including her freshman year with Delaware, Friend now has 1,028 NCAA Div. I career points. 

In her almost two full seasons with Sacramento State, Friend is averaging 18.1 points per game. With seven regular season games remaining, she is on pace to become the 14th member of the Sacramento State 1,000 Point Club before the end of the regular season. She would become the first player to reach that mark in her first two seasons with the program.

Field Goal Percentage

Kennedy Nicholas is shooting 50.2%% from the floor this season, the fourth best mark in the Big Sky and best among all players with at least 200 field goal attempts. For her career, Nicholas is a 49.3% shooter, which is tied for the sixth-best career shooting percentage in program history with tow other players.\

Career Assists

Tiara Scott collected two more assists in Thursday's game at Southern Utah before leaving the game with a knee injury. The two assists bring her season total to 89 and her career total to 280, the seventh most in program history. Scott is just 18 assists away from moving into sole possession of sixth all-time, passing Kylie Kuhns (297, 2009-13).

- For complete notes at Northern Arizona, CLICK HERE. -