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

Sac State sophomore forward Tiana Johnson gets instruction from assistant coach Derrick Florence against Portland State on Friday, March 6 at the Nest. The Hornets fell to the Vikings 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 senior forward Osi Nwachukwu poses with the ball at center court at the Nest on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Nwachukwu has been averaging 6.2 points per game this season.

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 senior center Joshua Patton goes through contact on his way to the hoop against the University of Montana on Saturday, Feb. 29 at the Nest. Patton finished the game a perfect 6-6 from the field.

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

Sac State sophomore guard Brooke Panfili attempts to get by Montana sophomore guard  Sophia Stiles on Saturday, Feb. 29 at Dahlberg Arena. The Hornets lost to the Lady Griz 90-45.

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 senior forward Chibueze Jacobs prepares to drive down the lane against Montana State at the Nest on Thursday, Feb. 27. The Hornets defeated the Bobcats 81-52.

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 sophomore guard Tiana Johnson shoots the ball against Montana State on Thursday, Feb. 27 at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. The Hornets were defeated 113-69 by the Bobcats.

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

Sac State senior forward Osi Nwachukwu high-fives teammates during pregame introductions before playing UC Davis on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 at the Golden 1 Center.

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...

‘Every team I’ve played on, I’ve been the only African-American player’

Sac State student athletes Brandon Davis, Lewa Day and Isaiah Parker.

Jordan Latimore

February 25, 2020

Black history is a collection of experiences and moments, many righteous and many infamous, that all equally hold a tremendous impact not only in a context of historical significance, but in the influence of people’s personal lives as well as family ties.  Whether it was the ending of Jim Crow laws i...

Single-quarter woes lead to Sac State women’s basketball team’s downfall, again

Sac State senior guard Camariah King surveys the floor against Idaho on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Nest. The Hornets lost to the Vandals 96-88.

Shaun Holkko

February 22, 2020

As has been the case for most of the 2019-20 season, the Sacramento State women’s basketball team struggled in one quarter, leading to a home loss to the University of Idaho. The Hornets (8-18, 6-11 Big Sky Conference) trailed the entire game and lost to the Vandals (16-9, 11-5) 96-88 at the Nest....

Sac State men’s basketball team dominates Idaho on the road

Sac State senior center Joshua Patton attempts to block Idaho on the road at Kibbie Dome on Saturday, Feb. 22. The Hornets defeated the Vandals 67-56.

Ian Edwards

February 22, 2020

The Sacramento State men’s basketball team won big on the road against Idaho University 67-56 thanks to its suffocating defense Saturday. The Hornets (14-12, 7-10 Big Sky Conference) were coming off a one point loss to Eastern Washington on Thursday night. The Vandals (7-20, 3-13) won 67-53 in th...

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