The State Hornet

Hornets make first Big Sky Tournament since 2006

State Hornet Staff

March 9, 2014

Sacramento State head coach Brian Katz felt confident all week his team was going to make the postseason.  He even bought a brand new suit last Sunday and told the team he would wear it during the first round of the Big Sky Conference Tournament.His purchase was not in vain, as the Hornets defeated...

Men’s basketball loses in Idaho State, falls into a three-way tie for seventh

Sacramento State junior point guard Dylan Garrity scored a career-high 26 points that included eight 3-pointers at Idaho State. 

State Hornet Staff

March 2, 2014

POCATELLO, Idaho –Things can change drastically in just a week during the Big Sky Conference basketball season.On Feb. 22, Sacramento State won seven out of the its last eight games and was tied for third place in the Big Sky Conference, but a road trip later, they see themselves on the outskirts ...

With both parents gone, men’s basketball senior forward finds a way to push on

State Hornet Staff

February 25, 2014

Using the word ‘loner’ to describe Sacramento State senior forward Jordan Salley is not only something he embraces, but also indicative how his life has played out.Salley, who is an only child, endured the loss of his mother Shelley Roberts to a tumor in 2011 and the passing of his father Keenan l...

Late comeback not enough in North Dakota, men’s basketball 2-8 away

State Hornet Staff

January 23, 2014

Sacramento State’s precise shooting in the second half was not enough to leave North Dakota with a win.Although the Hornets shot 56 percent in the second half, the University of North Dakota exceeded with 58 percent throughout the entire game in its 82-71 win.North Dakota senior and 2012 Big Sky Conf...

Men’s basketball stumbles early, cannot recover in overtime

Portland State Viking senior center Kyle Richardson blocks Hornet guard Dylan Garrity during the final minutes of the Hornets' loss on Thursday.

State Hornet Staff

January 17, 2014

For Sacramento State’s first Big Sky Conference matchup at home this season, it wasn’t how it ended, but how it started.The Hornets gave up five turnovers in the opening four minutes that head coach Brian Katz attributed to his team’s 68-64 overtime loss to Portland State Thursday night at The ...

UC Irvine’s size bothers Hornets in blowout loss

State Hornet Staff

December 1, 2013

UC Irvine’s inside presence was too much for the Sacramento State men’s basketball team at The Nest Saturday night.While Sac State’s tallest player stands at 6-feet-11-inches, the Anteaters featured three players above seven feet, including 7-foot-6 freshman center Mamadou Ndiaye.Though Ndiaye o...

McKinney’s strong performance propels Hornets over UC Davis

State Hornet Staff

November 26, 2013

DAVIS – It has been no secret that Sacramento State junior shooting guard Mikh McKinney has struggled playing on the road. Since arriving at Sac State, McKinney has shot 34 percent from the field, but in his very first game at UC Davis – things changed. “This boosts my confidence, definitely,”...

Men’s basketball cruises to a 30-point route over UC Santa Cruz.

Junior forward No. 34 Alex Tiffin scores against the UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs on Friday at the Nest.

Joe Davis

November 9, 2013

Behind a strong defensive display and an efficient offense, the Sacramento State men’s basketball team tipped its season off Friday with a win against Division III UC Santa Cruz.The 73-43 victory helped the Hornets extend their all-time record against the Banana Slugs to 3-0.The undersized UC Santa...

Katz optimisic for men’s basketball team despite overhauled roster

State Hornet Staff

November 6, 2013

While many teams set goals at the start of the season, such as winning a conference championship or going to the NCAA Tournament, Sacramento State men’s basketball head coach Brian Katz has a different philosophy.Instead of setting specific goals to be met by season’s end, he preaches the same t...

Big Sky Tournament bid comes down to final game after Hornets lose to Montana


Gabe Pacheco

March 8, 2013

The Hornets battled to the end with the University of Montana, but eventually came up short.  With a 63-52 loss Thursday, the Hornets' (14-14, 8-11) Big Sky Conference Tournament hopes also suffered a big blow. The Hornets now sit in a tight race with one game remaining on schedule and are tied with ...

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