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Sac State men’s basketball team suffers first home loss of the season

Sac State men’s basketball team suffers first home loss of the season

Ian Edwards

February 2, 2020

The Sacramento State men’s basketball team lost a close battle against Eastern Washington University 59-54 in the Nest on Saturday evening to drop their first game at home this season. The Hornets (11-8, 4-6 Big Sky Conference) entered the contest a perfect 8-0 at home having beaten their opponent...

Sac State women’s basketball team overcomes slow start to win at Eastern Washington

Sac State women’s basketball team overcomes slow start to win at Eastern Washington

Shaun Holkko

February 1, 2020

Despite trailing by 19 points in the first quarter, the Sacramento State women’s basketball team was victorious 74-67 at Eastern Washington University on Saturday afternoon. The Hornets (6-13, 4-6 Big Sky Conference) have now won four of their last six games after beginning the season 2-11. The ...

Sac State men’s basketball team protects the Nest

Sac State men’s basketball team protects the Nest

Ian Edwards and Kelly Kiernan

February 1, 2020

The Sac State men’s basketball team is currently 8-0 at the Nest for the first time since the 1961-62 season according to Sac State Athletics.  Built in 1955, the Nest is the smallest arena in the Big Sky Conference holding just over 1000 people.   The State Hornet sat down with four seniors to discu...

SPORTS PODCAST: Kobe Bryant inspired a generation

SPORTS PODCAST: Kobe Bryant inspired a generation

Robyn Dobson, Nijzel Dotson, Jordan Parker, and Robbie Pierce

January 30, 2020

This week on The State Hornet Sports Podcast, sports editor Robyn Dobson sat down with State Hornet sports writer Nijzel Dotson, opinion writer Jordan Parker and Sacramento State junior and semi-pro basketball player Oku Best-Wilson to discuss what is likely the biggest story in sports of the year: th...

Sac State men’s basketball team loses, still winless in Big Sky road games

Sac State men’s basketball team loses, still winless in Big Sky road games

Ian Edwards

January 28, 2020

The Sacramento State men’s basketball team fell to Northern Arizona University 69-54, extending their road losing streak to five at the J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome on Monday night.  The Hornets (11-7, 4-5 Big Sky Conference) traveled to Flagstaff, Arizona in the hopes of coming back with their ...

Sac State women’s basketball team struggles early in loss to Northern Arizona

Sac State women’s basketball team struggles early in loss to Northern Arizona

Shaun Holkko

January 27, 2020

On a somber night for the basketball community, the Sacramento State women’s basketball team lost 85-65 to Northern Arizona University at the Nest on Monday. The Hornets (5-13, 3-6 Big Sky Conference) came into the game seeking revenge against the Lumberjacks (9-9, 6-3) who had beaten them in double...

Sac State men’s basketball team remains undefeated at home with win against Portland State

Sac State men’s basketball team remains undefeated at home with win against Portland State

Ian Edwards

January 24, 2020

A crowd of over a thousand watched the Sacramento State men’s basketball team defeat Portland State 66-55 at the Nest Thursday night, as the Hornets used a strong second half to defeat the Vikings. With this win, the team improved to 8-0 at home for the first time since 1962. The Hornets (11-6, 4-...

Nicholas dominates, leading Sac State women’s basketball team to win

Nicholas dominates, leading Sac State women’s basketball team to win

Shaun Holkko

January 23, 2020

Following a 73-70 victory at Portland State on Thursday night, the Sacramento State women’s basketball team has won back-to-back games for the first time this season.  The Hornets (5-12, 3-5 Big Sky Conference) have now won three of their last four games after beginning the season 2-11. The Vi...

SPORTS PODCAST: Giving the play-by-play on Sac State winter basketball

SPORTS PODCAST: Giving the play-by-play on Sac State winter basketball

Robbie Pierce, Shaun Holkko, and Robyn Dobson

January 23, 2020

On this episode of The State Hornet Sports Podcast, The State Hornet sports editor Robyn Dobson sat down with women’s basketball beat writer and former sports editor Shaun Holkko to go over, game-by-game, both the Sacramento State men’s and women’s basketball teams’ performances over the winter br...

Sac State women’s basketball team earns first Big Sky home win

Sac State women’s basketball team earns first Big Sky home win

Shaun Holkko

January 19, 2020

The Sacramento State women’s basketball team defeated Southern Utah University 87-82 at the Nest on Saturday afternoon to earn its tenth win in a row against the Thunderbirds. The Hornets (4-12, 2-5 Big Sky Conference) earned their first Big Sky home win with the narrow victory against the Thund...

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