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Sacramento Kings 2017-18 season preview

Sacramento Kings 2017-18 season preview

Shaun Holkko

October 16, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Featured, Sports

The 2017 NBA All-Star game might forever be seen as a turning point for the Sacramento Kings. Sacramento Kings General Manager Vlade Divac pulled the trigger last February when he traded three-time, All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans. Cousins is arguably the best at his position...

Former Sac State stars sign to professional basketball programs overseas

Former Sac State stars sign to professional basketball programs overseas

Will Moon

September 20, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Featured, Sports

After securing the third-most rebounds in Sacramento State men’s basketball history, forward and three-year starter Nick Hornsby will play in Germany for the Giessen 46ers beginning Sept. 24. Hornsby is among four former Sac State men’s basketball players to sign with professional teams outside of the Unite...

Men’s basketball team prepares to rebuild for 2017-18 season

Men’s basketball team prepares to rebuild for 2017-18 season

Andre Newell

April 10, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The NCAA Division I men’s basketball season officially came to a close on April 3, but Sacramento State has had longer than 10 days to think about its below .500 season. The Hornets’ season came to an end after suffering an 89-70 loss to Eastern Washington in the quarterfinal game of the Big Sk...

Twin alumni gain national attention for ‘Hoop Maps’ app

Twin alumni gain national attention for ‘Hoop Maps’ app

Andre Newell

April 6, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Featured, Sports

Two Sacramento State graduates and twin brothers have created a new way for people to turn their phones into a pickup basketball database with their new app creation Hoop Maps. Dominic and Donte Morris, 28, both graduated from Sac State in 2011 and have been basketball fanatics their entire lives....

Injury-riddled basketball season leaves Hornets hanging their heads

Injury-riddled basketball season leaves Hornets hanging their heads

Chris Bullock

March 29, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

With the deepest senior class in over 10 years and two of the top-three scorers returning, the 2016-17 season was not supposed to end abruptly for the Sacramento State women’s basketball team. Sac State — which had a lack of depth due to injuries — finished the year 10-20, the worst record since 2010-...

Men’s basketball team eliminated from conference tournament by Eagles 89-70

Men’s basketball team eliminated from conference tournament by Eagles 89-70

Andre Newell

March 10, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Sacramento State men’s basketball team was eliminated from the Big Sky Tournament Thursday night after suffering an 89-70 loss in the quarterfinals to Eastern Washington in Reno, Nevada. This was the second consecutive year that Sac State (13-18, 1-1 Big Sky Tournament) advanced to the quarter...

Men’s basketball team knocks out Idaho State in Big Sky Tournament

Men’s basketball team knocks out Idaho State in Big Sky Tournament

Andre Newell

March 7, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After trailing 43-41 at halftime, the Sacramento State men’s basketball team outscored Idaho State 50-33 en route to a 91-76 victory Wednesday in the Big Sky Tournament. Sac State (13-17, 1-0 Big Sky Tournament) was led in scoring by junior guard Marcus Graves and senior forward Nick Hornsby as the p...

Women’s basketball team falls in first round of Big Sky Tournament

Women’s basketball team falls in first round of Big Sky Tournament

Chris Bullock

March 6, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The only thing that separated the ninth-seeded Sacramento State women’s basketball team from a matchup with No. 1 seed Montana State was 2.9 seconds Monday in Reno, Nevada. In only a couple of seconds, Weber State’s Deeshyra Thomas made a running jumper to defeat Sac State 98-97 in overtime to ...

Women’s basketball team falls to Northern Colorado on senior night

Women’s basketball team falls to Northern Colorado on senior night

Andre Newell

March 5, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

On a night when Sacramento State said goodbye to five seniors, the women’s basketball team suffered a 102-74 loss to Northern Colorado Friday at the Nest. Seniors Margaret Huntington, Gretchen Harrigan, Brianna Burgos, Emily Easom and Ashlyn Crenshaw all played their final home game for Sac Sta...

Foul trouble leads to 92-78 loss for women’s basketball team

Foul trouble leads to 92-78 loss for women’s basketball team

Chris Bullock

March 2, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The women’s basketball game between Sacramento State and North Dakota was expected to be a physical matchup — Wednesday night's game featured a total of 40 fouls. However, when one of those programs (North Dakota) is the fifth-best free throw shooting team in the nation, it’s usually not ideal to give ...

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