SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State women's basketball team closes out the home portion of the 2019 regular schedule with their final home game on Saturday, March 2. The Hornets will host the conference's top team, Idaho, with tip off set for 2:05 pm. Prior to Saturday's game, the Hornets will celebrate their graduating senior, Raegen Rohn.
How To Watch
at Montana State
Thursday, Mar. 7 // 6:05 pm PT
Worthington Arena // Bozeman, Mont.
Senior Day Celebration
Saturday's home finale against Idaho is also the 2018-19 Senior Day Celebration. Sacramento State will recognize their lone senior, guard Raegen Rohn, with a special pregame ceremony.
- Sacramento State fell in Thursday night's meeting with the Eastern Washington Eagles by a score of 71-62. The Hornets trailed by as few as three midway through the third quarter but an Eagles run to close the quarter put the game out of reach for Sacramento State.
- Junior guard Hannah Friend became the 14th member of the Sacramento State Women's Basketball 1,000 Point Club as she eclipsed the milestone with 19 points on Thursday. Friend has 1,004 career points as a Hornets and is the fastest player in program history to reach that mark.
- Gabi Bade led the Hornets in scoring for the second straight game, scoring 23 points on 8-for-14 shooting, including 6-for-10 from three. It was Bade's second consecutive 20-point performance and the third of her career.
- Saturday's game against Idaho is the Hornets' regular season home finale and is their Senior Day celebration. Sacramento State will recognize their lone graduating senior, Raegen Rohn, with a special pregame ceremony. Rohn is a four-year Hornet, joining the team as a freshman in 2015.
- Idaho is atop the Big Sky Conference with a 14-3 league record and a 17-9 record overall. They come into Saturday's matchup with the Hornets having won four straight games.
By the Numbers
2: Seasons to reach 1,000 points for Hannah Friend. She is the fastest to 1,000 points in program history.
15: Offensive rebounds per game for Sacramento State, most per game in the Big Sky.
12: Double-doubles for Kennedy Nicholas, most in the Big Sky and 30th in the nation.
About Last Game
Sacramento State fell at home, 71-62, Thursday night to the visiting Eastern Washington Eagles. The Hornets led after one quarter, but a nine-point second quarter put them behind at the half and they were never able to recover.
Gabi Bade led the Hornets in scoring for the second straight game, putting up 23 points on 8-for-14 shooting, including 6-for-10 from three. Hannah Friend finished with 19 points, putting her over 1,000 for her Sacramento State career. Kennedy Nicholas struggled to find the basket Thursday, but continued to be an excellent source of rebounds, pulling in a team-high 14, including five off the offensive glass.
Saturday's meeting between the Hornets and Idaho Vandals is the second and final regularly scheduled matchup between the two teams. Sacramento State fell on the road in the first meeting, 104-66, at the Cowan Spectrum in Moscow.
All-time, Idaho leads the series, 10-4, and the Vandals have won two in a row dating back to last season.
Sacramento State's last win over Idaho came at home last season, when they defeated the Vandals, 79-64, in the Nest. The Hornets are 3-3 against Idaho when playing on their home court.
After Thursday night's loss to Eastern Washington, the Hornets have almost guaranteed themselves at best the seven seed at in the Big Sky Conference Tournament. The Hornets are currently eighth in the conference, but stand just one game back of No. 7 Montana State and one game ahead of No. 9 Northern Arizona.
Each of the top five teams in the conference receive a first-round bye in the 2019 Big Sky Conference Tournament. The tournament is scheduled for Monday, Mar. 11 - Friday, Mar. 15.
1,000 Point Club
Junior guard Hannah Friend became the 14th member of the Sacramento State Women's Basketball 1,000 Point Club on Thursday, scoring 19 points against Eastern Washington and climbing to 1,004 career points.
Including her freshman season at Delaware, where she scored 104 points, Friend has 1,108 career NCAA Div. I points.
- For complete notes vs. Idaho, CLICK HERE. -