The State Hornet

Hornet comeback effort falls short

Mike McGough

December 2, 2015

A poor shooting night by Sacramento State's men's basketball team led to a 66-61 loss Wednesday at UC Davis. The Hornets chipped away at an early 13-point deficit in the first half to tie the game late, at 61-61 with 1:12 left on the clock. The Aggies regained a 64-61 lead, and a missed 3-point at...

Hornets bounce back with win over Pacific

Guard Marcus Graves drives into the lane to attempt a layup against Pacific at the Hornets Nest on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. Graves led the Hornets in scoring with 19 points in a 79-71 win.

Mike McGough

November 29, 2015

Sacramento State's men's basketball team recovered from Saturday's loss with a 79-71 win over Pacific on Sunday to close out the Sacramento State Invitational. With the win, the Hornets improved to 5-1 on the season after a 4-0 start. "Every win's a big deal for us," said Sac State coach Bri...

Hornets win causeway matchup 84-79

Lawrence White from UC Davis grabs the ball while Dreon Barlett stuggles to hold on during a game between Sacramento State and UC Davis on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 at the Hornets Nest.

Mike McGough

November 24, 2015

In their first meeting since 2013, Sacramento State and UC Davis' men's basketball teams faced off Tuesday night, with the Hornets coming out on top, 84-79, at the Hornets Nest. With the win, the Hornets have launched to a 4-0 start to the season for the second time in program history. Sac S...

Men’s basketball improves to 3-0 in home opener

Men's basketball improves to 3-0 in home opener

Mike McGough

November 20, 2015

Sacramento State’s men’s basketball team continued its hot start to the season with a 96-56 victory over Holy Names University in the Hornets' regular season home opener Friday. "I thought they came out and played really hard, their team, and [they] kind of set the tone," Sac State coach ...

Men’s basketball beats Seattle U 77-65

Men's basketball beats Seattle U 77-65

Mike McGough

November 15, 2015

Sacramento State’s men’s basketball team won both games on its season-opening road trip after finishing off a 77-65 win at Seattle U on Sunday afternoon. What started as a back-and-forth game turned into a solid cushion for the visiting team, as the Hornets outscored the Redhawks 52-38 in ...

Women’s basketball wins season opener

Women's basketball wins season opener

Christopher Bullock

November 14, 2015

Sacramento State's women's basketball team started off its 2015-16 season in winning fashion, defeating the Utah State Aggies 95-86 in Logan, Utah. Sophomore guard Maranne Johnson led the Hornets with 20 points to go along with six rebounds, as one of four Hornets to score in double figures (Gret...

Hornets upset Pac-12’s ASU in basketball opener

Hornets upset Pac-12's ASU in basketball opener

Mike McGough

November 13, 2015

The Hornets pulled off a big upset Friday, defeating Arizona State’s men’s basketball team 66-63 in Sacramento State’s regular season opener in Tempe, Arizona. The game was tight throughout, and Sac State senior guard Cody Demps proved to be the difference maker. Demps made back-to-back 3-p...

Hornets win exhibition opener

Ashlyn Crenshaw drives the lane against Bianca Littleton of Cal State East Bay on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015 at the Hornets Nest. Crenshaw led the Hornets offensively with 21 points.

Christopher Bullock

November 8, 2015

In the tuneup to the 2015-16 season, the Sacramento State women's basketball team looked to show its fans that last season wasn't a fluke. On Sunday afternoon at the Hornets Nest, the Hornets started off sluggish, but would warm up in a 35-point second quarter en route to an 85-78 win over Cal State...

Hornets score triple digits in exhibition win

Mike McGough

November 7, 2015

The Sacramento State men's basketball team began the 2015-16 season in dominant fashion with a 103-63 victory in Friday's home exhibition game against Simpson University. "We were pretty good early, and certainly had a big size advantage, but we talked to our guys about taking advantage of it," Sac...

Philanthropist gives $750,000 toward event center

Mike McGough

October 27, 2015

It was a Swiss philanthropist who stole most of the show at Tuesday evening’s Men’s Basketball Hall of Fame & Tip-Off Banquet by announcing a donation of $750,000 toward a potential event center at Sacramento State. Millionaire Ernest Tschannen, 90, received great acknowledgement from coach ...

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