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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 ...

Senior big-men tandem leads the frontcourt for men’s basketball team

Senior big-men tandem leads the frontcourt for men’s basketball team

Noah Alvarez
March 1, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Featured, Sports

Like the trees on campus, Sacramento State men’s basketball seniors Nick Hornsby and Eric Stuteville tower over other competitors with their low-post tandem in the Big Sky Conference. At 6-foot-11, Stuteville looks over opposing big men and is averaging career highs in field goal percentage (63.8 p...

‘To Whom It May Concern’: Hornets take a political stand

‘To Whom It May Concern’: Hornets take a political stand

Chris Bullock
March 1, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Many people were surprised at the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States last November, and the result disappointed those hoping to see Hillary Clinton become the first woman elected to the office. Sacramento State senior forward Margaret Huntington decided to turn that negative...

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