N. Arizona looks to end streak vs Sac State

Posted at 6:45 AM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 06:45:02-05

Northern Arizona (7-17, 5-9) vs. Sacramento State (11-11, 5-8)

The Hornets Nest, Sacramento, California; Saturday, 7:05 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Sacramento State looks to extend Northern Arizona's conference losing streak to five games. Northern Arizona's last Big Sky win came against the Idaho Vandals 86-73 on Feb. 2. Sacramento State is coming off an 84-73 win at home over Southern Utah in its most recent game.

BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Sacramento State's Marcus Graves has averaged 16.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 5.3 assists while Joshua Patton has put up 13.7 points and 5.9 rebounds. For the Lumberjacks, Bernie Andre has averaged 13.8 points and 7.6 rebounds while Carlos Hines has put up 11.6 points.

ACCURATE ANDRE: Andre has connected on 32.8 percent of the 67 3-pointers he's attempted and has made 6 of 21 over his last five games. He's also converted 68.5 percent of his foul shots this season.

WINLESS WHEN: Northern Arizona is 0-10 when scoring fewer than 73 points and 7-7 when scoring at least 73.

ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Lumberjacks have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Hornets. Sacramento State has an assist on 36 of 81 field goals (44.4 percent) over its previous three outings while Northern Arizona has assists on 49 of 84 field goals (58.3 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: Northern Arizona has committed a turnover on just 16.9 percent of its possessions this season, which is the top rate among all Big Sky teams. The Lumberjacks have turned the ball over only 11.8 times per game this season.


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