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Montana Griz at Sac State

Saturday, 8 p.m. MST

Hornets Nest (1,500)

Radio: KGVO (1290 AM/101.5 FM).

TV: None.

Live stats: hornetsports.com.

Streaming video: WatchBigSky.com.

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Records: Montana is 5-2 in the Big Sky, 10-10 overall. Sac State is 2-4, 5-12.

Last outing: Montana dropped an 88-79 decision at Portland State on Thursday. Sac State fell to Montana State 74-65 the same night in Sacramento.

Series: Montana leads 38-7.

Last meeting: Montana won 70-53 last March at the Big Sky tournament.

Notes & quotes: Griz coach Travis DeCuire has not won in Sacramento in two tries. ... "They’re a team that will change the pace with their looks defensively," DeCuire said of the Hornets. "They’re going to catch you off guard by denying certain guys the ball, then they go zone, then they don’t guard you, then they press you. The tempo is weird to adjust to. You have to find ways to continue to be the aggressor. We’ve lost momentum twice at their place. We’re going to have to find a way to be the aggressor for 40 minutes. I think we did a good job at the tournament of doing that." ... Forward Justin Strings and guard Marcus Graves led the Hornets with 19 points apiece in their loss to the Bobcats.

Up next: Montana returns home for a three-game homestand beginning Thursday with Eastern Washington. Sac State hosts Portland State next Saturday.

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