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Sac State basketball programs sweep doubleheader against Antelope Valley

Sac State basketball programs sweep doubleheader against Antelope Valley

Thomas Frey

December 7, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Sacramento State men’s and women’s basketball teams defeated Antelope Valley in a doubleheader to receive both of their second victories of the season Wednesday night at the Nest. After a slow start, the Sac State (2-6) women’s basketball team — which won its home opener after playing...

Hornets host Antelope Valley men’s basketball after 6-game losing streak

Hornets host Antelope Valley men’s basketball after 6-game losing streak

Angel Guerrero

December 5, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Featured, Sports

After a 70-54 loss to Saint Mary’s on Monday, the Sacramento State men’s basketball team concluded a brutal stretch of six straight games away from the Nest since Nov. 17. The lack of a home-court advantage has shown, as the Hornets (1-7) have lost six consecutive contests, which is the program’s...

Women’s basketball plays Pioneers in home opener after tough road stretch

Women’s basketball plays Pioneers in home opener after tough road stretch

Thomas Frey

December 4, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Featured, Sports

The Sacramento State women’s basketball team will head into its home opener against Antelope Valley on Wednesday with a deceiving 1-6 record. Two of the teams the Hornets have lost to are undefeated and ranked in the Associated Press Top 25, while another, Arizona State, sits just outside at No. 2...

Sac State women’s basketball falls to Aggies 79-72

Sac State women’s basketball falls to Aggies 79-72

Thomas Frey

December 1, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Featured, Sports

The Sacramento State women’s basketball team fell to UC Davis 79-72 Thursday night at The Pavilion in Davis, California. The Hornets (1-6) trailed 52-37 with 5:15 left in the third quarter against the Aggies who are ranked No. 8 in the Collegeinsider.com mid-major top 25 list. UC Davis (7-0) ...

Alumnus makes impact in community through basketball, non-profit charity

Alumnus makes impact in community through basketball, non-profit charity

Shaun Holkko

November 28, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Featured, Sports

Former Sacramento State basketball player Haron Hargrave’s world crumbled when his mother passed away right before he received his scholarship to play for the Hornets. Hargrave, also know as “H2O,” grew up in the South Jamaica neighborhood of Queens, New York, where his mother obtained two master...

Sac State men’s basketball falls to UC Davis 64-47

Sac State men’s basketball falls to UC Davis 64-47

Angel Guerrero

November 22, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Featured, Sports

After a 64-47 loss to UC Davis, the Sacramento State men’s basketball team has taken silver against the Aggies for the second straight season at the Golden 1 Center. The Hornets (1-3) — which only shot 32 percent (16-of-50) from the field — began their 116th meeting against UC Davis (3-1) wi...

Sac State men’s basketball neutralizes NDNU 74-53 in home opener

Sac State men’s basketball neutralizes NDNU 74-53 in home opener

Angel Guerrero

November 15, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Featured, Sports

Coming off a loss to begin its season, the Sacramento State men’s basketball team defeated winless Notre Dame de Namur University 74-53 in its home opener Tuesday at the Nest. However, the Hornets (1-1) began the night trailing against Division II opponent NDNU (0-3) after the Argonauts took a 14-...

Once overlooked, all eyes now on men’s basketball senior captain

Once overlooked, all eyes now on men’s basketball senior captain

Angel Guerrero

November 13, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Featured, Sports

When Sacramento State men’s basketball coach Brian Katz first started recruiting senior forward Justin Strings in high school, he thought he was a little chubby, but talented nonetheless. Six years later, Strings is the team captain at Sac State and is the 15th player in men’s basketball program...

Men’s basketball team hopes to exceed expectations despite losing veterans

Men’s basketball team hopes to exceed expectations despite losing veterans

Angel Guerrero

November 7, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Featured, Sports

After a lackluster 13-18 campaign last year, the Sacramento State men’s basketball team is preparing to try and exceed expectations by doing more with less in the 2017-18 season. Sac State, which won its lone exhibition game of the season 94-75 over UC Santa Cruz on Friday, will feature a start...

Senior trio leads women’s basketball team into difficult season

Senior trio leads women’s basketball team into difficult season

Thomas Frey

November 7, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Featured, Sports

The shot Weber State hit with 2.9 seconds to go in overtime of the Big Sky Tournament to end the Sacramento State women’s basketball season in March still stings senior guard Maranne Johnson. “Weber (State) is a great team,” Johnson said. “They just outworked us. I’m looking forward to play...

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