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Eastern Washington (7-9) at Sacramento State (5-9)



The Sports Network

DATE & TIME: Saturday, January 18, 10:05 p.m. (ET)

FACTS & STATS: Site: The Nest (1,200) -- Sacramento, California. Television: None. Home Record: Eastern Washington 5-1, Sacramento State 3-2. Away Record: Eastern Washington 0-8, Sacramento State 2-7. Neutral Record: Eastern Washington 2-0, Sacramento State 0-0. Conference Record: Eastern Washington 2-3, Sacramento State 1-4. Series Record: Eastern Washington leads, 26-12.

GAME NOTES: With just one win in their last five games, the Sacramento State Hornets will look to turn things around as they host the Eastern Washington Eagles in Big Sky Conference action at The Nest.

The Eagles are looking to do the same - turn their season, especially their recent outings, around. Eastern Washington has won just two games in its last nine contests, with a loss to Northern Arizona, 84-65, on Thursday.

Sacramento State has yet to string multiple wins together this season. The Hornets are coming off a 68-64 overtime loss to conference foe Portland State Thursday.

Eastern Washington has a strong hold on the all-time series against Sacramento State, 26-12. The two teams will meet once more down the road this season on Feb. 13.

For the first 15 minutes of Eastern Washington's game against Northern Arizona, the two squads took turns exchanging the lead. But as soon as the Eagles went cold on their shooting touch, the Lumberjacks took advantage, running to victory in Big Sky play. Tyler Harvey netted a team-high 25 points in the losing effort, while Venky Jois scored 14 points and grabbed a team- high 15 rebounds for the double-double. Parker Kelly added 11 points, but shot just 1-of-9 from 3-point range for Eastern Washington.

Harvey continues to be one of the top scorers in the conference, putting up 20.6 ppg on 46.2 percent shooting from the floor. The Eagles' leading scorer also connects on 44.7 percent from 3-point distance. Jois nets 13 ppg, and leads the squad with 8.6 rpg. Drew Brandon posts a team-high 5.2 apg and a third-best 10.8 ppg for the Eagles.

Neither Sacramento State nor Portland State gained a lead greater than eight points in their overtime clash Thursday night. The Hornets, in a way, buried themselves by shooting 0-of-14 from beyond the 3-point arc in the contest. Portland State was able to outscore the Hornets, 13-9, in the extra period for a win. Mikh McKinney registered a team-high 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the floor. Eric Stuteville added 11 points and Jordan Salley contributed 10 off the bench in the loss.

McKinney leads the Hornets in scoring this season with a 14.1 ppg average on 45.9 percent shooting from the field. McKinney also tops the team in assists per contest with a 3.4 apg average. Dylan Garrity nets 12.2 ppg behind McKinney, and Cody Demps leads the squad with 4.1 rpg. The Hornets score 64.4 ppg and allow 67.3 ppg to the opposition.

Although Eastern Washington hasn't won a road game yet this season, this should be the perfect opportunity to get a Big Sky win against a Sacramento State team that hasn't won at home since Dec. 29.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Eastern Washington 72, Sacramento State 63

01/18 10:18:08 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
Final
NYY 2
CHC 0
Final
DET 2
CLE 3
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
Final
TEX 3
SEA 2
Final
CWS 4
BOS 6
Final
HOU 4
KAN 6
8:10pm Wednesday
MIN 0
TOR 0
Final
ANA 5
OAK 4
Final
SDP 4
COL 2
Final
SFG 2
LOS 1
1:05pm Today
PHI
ATL
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CLE
 
1:10pm Today
MIN
TOR
 
2:05pm Today
TEX
SEA
 
3:45pm Today
SFG
LOS
 
6:40pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
STL
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
KAN
 
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
Final
MIL 103
ATL 111
Final
CLE 114
BRK 85
Final
MEM 106
DAL 105
Final
OKC 112
DET 111
Final
NOP 105
HOU 100
Final
SAN 100
LAL 113
Final
MIA 87
PHI 100
Final
NYK 95
TOR 92
Final
MIN 130
UTA 136
Final
BOS 102
WAS 118
Final
DEN 112
GSW 116
Final
POR 110
LAC 104
Final
SAC 99
PHO 104
Final
TAM 4
MON 5
Final
PIT 4
CLB 3
Final
ANA 4
DAL 3
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
PHI
8:00pm Tonight
STL
CHI
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR