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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

Basketball

Freshman forward Kiir Kiir Chol Deng prepares for his sophomore season with the men’s basketball team. Over the last month and a half, Kiir Kiir said he has added 11 pounds of bulk to provide more physicality on the defensive end.

Three continents and 9,000 miles: Hoops prospect finds new home

Nathan Smith April 20, 2023

The NBA Global Academy is known to be the NBA’s hub for 16 elite male and female high school basketball athletes each year, among these players was 6’9 freshman Sacramento State forward Kiir Kiir Chol...

Sac State has hired Aaron Kallhoff as the newest women’s basketball head coach. Kallhoff comes over from BYU, boasting over 20-years of coaching experience in NCAA women’s basketball. (Graphic made by Tony Rodriguez, Photo courtesy of Sac State Athletics)

BREAKING: Sac State hires new women’s basketball head coach

Jack Freeman and Dylan McNeill April 17, 2023
Sac State finds their Mark Campbell replacement
The Sacramento Kings are Pacific Division Champions due in large part to star guard De’Aaron Fox, who has led the team with 25.2 points per game. While holding the third seed, the Kings await the end of the regular season for their sixth seed opponent.
(Photo taken from The Analyst; graphic made in Canva by Nathan Smith)

A Game of Thrones to face…the Kings?

Nathan Smith April 8, 2023
The Pacific Division Champs will look for early stamp on 2023 playoffs.
Graphic made in Canva by Isaac Streeter

Swarm Report Week 6: A final look at women’s basketball

Sports staffer Isaac Streeter and Podcast staffer Lawrence Charles take one final look at women’s basketball as the dust settles
In 2022-2023 the Sacramento State men’s basketball team averaged 200 more people in attendance than the women’s team; that women’s team made the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history. “It doesn’t really matter how well we’re doing or how well they’re doing, the men’s team will kind of always have more support than us,” Sac State women’s basketball player Katie Peneueta said. (Graphic made in Canva by Siany Harts)

OPINION: Women’s basketball breaks records, still receives less support

Siany Harts March 27, 2023
The Sacramento State women’s team sets a school record while moving in silence.
Head coach Mark Campbell yells offensive plays to his team against San José State on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. Campbell accepted the job of Texas Christian University head coach Tuesday after two seasons at Sac State.

BREAKING: Hornet women’s basketball head coach accepts TCU coaching job

Jack Freeman and Dylan McNeill March 21, 2023
Second Hornet coach to leave for new job in last four months
Freshman forward Solape Amusan sets a screen for senior guard Kahlaijah Dean on Saturday March 18, 2023 at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA. The pair combined for 16 points in the Hornets season-ending loss.

Hornets bounced in first round of NCAA tournament by UCLA

Dylan McNeill March 19, 2023
Hornets fall behind early and stay there
The Sacramento State women’s basketball face off in the March Madness tournament for the first time ever against UCLA on Saturday in Los Angeles. The Hornets have already set a school record in wins with their conference tournament victory, but Sac State looks to continue the historic season.

Photos by: Megan Cai - Daily Bruin and Lucas Monteros. 

GIF made in Canva by Jack Freeman

PREVIEW: Sac State women’s basketball ready for historic clash with UCLA

Myla Booth March 16, 2023
Sac State women’s basketball in the No. 13 seed prepare to face UCLA in No. 4 seed this Saturday in their first NCAA tournament
Inside Sac State women’s basketball’s journey to NCAA tournament

Inside Sac State women’s basketball’s journey to NCAA tournament

Jack Freeman, Dylan McNeill, and Chris Woodard March 15, 2023
Dive into the Hornets’ historic 2022-2023 season heading into March Madness
The Sacramento State women’s basketball team will be playing in the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history after winning the Big Sky Conference tournament Wednesday March 8, 2023. The Hornets will find out their opponent for the tournament on Sunday as they try to win a national title.

Graphic created in Canva by Jack Freeman

Sac State women’s basketball takes over Big Sky, wins championship

Myla Booth March 8, 2023
Hornets make history in Boise, Idaho Wednesday with a Big Sky title
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