Sacramento State heads to Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion on Saturday to take on Northern Colorado. Tipoff occurs at 9:05 p.m. EST. The Hornets beat the Bears 79-72 on Jan. 26 and are 2-7 against them over the last four years.
Northern Colorado is in seventh place in the conference and nipping at the heels of fifth place Sacramento State.
In spite of 19 points and 10 rebounds from John Dickson, the Hornets came up short 49-48 against North Dakota on Feb. 14. With 13.6 points per game and 1 blocks per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. In a 76-68 victory over Northern Arizona on Feb. 14, Derrick Barden put up 21 points and 6 rebounds for the Bears. He is averaging 12.1 points per game in addition to a team-best 8.7 rebounds per game.
StatSmack! Sacramento State is better than Northern Colorado
It's only wins and losses, but Sacramento State has a better overall record than Northern Colorado this season (12-10 vs. 7-15).
Sacramento State has a better record at home than Northern Colorado this season (9-3 vs. 5-4).
The Sacramento State steals leader (Mikh McKinney, 29 steals) has more steals than the Northern Colorado steals leader (Tate Unruh, 22 steals).
Mikh McKinney is ranked 9th in the Big Sky in points and 7th in the Big Sky in steals.