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Another first-round exit ends Sac State women’s basketball team’s season

Another first-round exit ends Sac State women’s basketball team’s season

Shaun Holkko

March 9, 2020

For the fourth year in a row, the Sacramento State women’s basketball team’s season ended with a first-round exit in the Big Sky Tournament. The Hornets (8-22, 6-14 Big Sky) came into the tournament as the ninth seed to play the University of Northern Colorado (13-17, 9-11), who was the eighth ...

‘I was definitely a late bloomer’: Sac State sophomore forward continues to evolve

‘I was definitely a late bloomer’: Sac State sophomore forward continues to evolve

Shaun Holkko

March 9, 2020

Rafting, fly fishing, hiking and swimming are just a few activities that Sacramento State sophomore forward Tiana Johnson grew up doing in Kalispell, Montana. Johnson was born to parents Tryg and Lynette Johnson, who encouraged Johnson and her three older sisters to get outside and enjoy recreatio...

Sac State men’s basketball team drops Big Sky play finale 76-72

Sac State men’s basketball team drops Big Sky play finale 76-72

Dylan McNeill

March 8, 2020

The Sacramento State men’s basketball team dropped a close game Saturday night to the Portland State University Vikings by a score of 76-72 on Portland State’s senior night.  The Hornets (15-14, 8-12 Big Sky Conference) sit tied at eighth place ahead of the Big Sky tournament while the Vikings...

Sac State women’s basketball team loses to Portland State 91-68 on Senior Night

Sac State women’s basketball team loses to Portland State 91-68 on Senior Night

Shaun Holkko

March 7, 2020

The Sacramento State women’s basketball team took the court at the Nest for the final time this season to play Portland State on Senior Night Friday. The Hornets (8-21, 6-14 Big Sky Conference) were unable to overcome several injuries, leading to a 91-68 loss to the Vikings (15-15, 9-11). Sac Sta...

Sac State men’s basketball player is the ‘connector of the team’

Sac State men’s basketball player is the ‘connector of the team’

Ian Edwards

March 3, 2020

The Sacramento State men’s basketball team is one win away from securing a .500 or better record for the third time since the Hornets moved to Division I in 1991.  The Hornets have also been dominant at home with a 10-4 record this season. As one of the seniors, forward Osi Nwachukwu is nearin...

Sac State men’s basketball team falls on Senior Night to Montana

Sac State men’s basketball team falls on Senior Night to Montana

Ian Edwards

March 1, 2020

The Sacramento State men’s basketball team lost its last home game of the season against the University of Montana 79-71. The Hornets (15-13, 8-11 Big Sky Conference) came off a blowout win against Montana State needing just one more win to finish the season with a winning record for the second...

Montana doubles up Sac State women’s basketball team

Montana doubles up Sac State women’s basketball team

Shaun Holkko

February 29, 2020

The Sacramento State women’s basketball team played its final road game of the season at the University of Montana on Saturday afternoon, seeking redemption after suffering a 44-point loss at Montana State. Things got worse for the Hornets (8-20, 6-13 Big Sky Conference), getting doubled-up by the...

Sac State men’s basketball team blows out Montana State at home

Sac State men’s basketball team blows out Montana State at home

Ian Edwards

February 28, 2020

Sacramento State men’s basketball team made a huge statement at home with a blowout win against Montana State University 81-52. The Hornets (15-12, 8-10 Big Sky Conference) are heading into their final homestand before the tournament.The Bobcats (14-14, 8-9) are coming off back-to-back losses and are 4-9 th...

Sac State women’s basketball team demolished at Montana State

Sac State women’s basketball team demolished at Montana State

Shaun Holkko

February 28, 2020

The Sacramento State women’s basketball team attempted to shock the Big Sky Conference with a road win at first-place Montana State on Thursday night to no avail. The Hornets (8-19, 6-12 Big Sky) were outscored by 40 points in the second and third quarters combined by the Bobcats (20-6, 16-1), le...

SPORTS PODCAST S2E6: One-on-one with Osi Nwachukwu

SPORTS PODCAST S2E6: One-on-one with Osi Nwachukwu

Ian Edwards, Robyn Dobson, and Robbie Pierce

February 27, 2020

For this week’s episode of The State Hornet Sports Podcast, men's basketball beat writer Ian Edwards recorded a one-on-one interview with Sacramento State senior forward Osi Nwachukwu from inside the Athletic Center. During the interview, they discuss how Nwachukwu approached his final season, his hopes for...

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