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Idaho-Sacramento State preview: Vandals look to end losing streak vs Hornets

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 4:28 p.m.

Idaho guard Trevon Allen  drives along the baseline  during the second half of a nonconference game against Nebraska-Omaha on  Dec. 15, 2018, at Cowan Spectrum in Moscow, Idaho. (Pete Caster / Tribune)
Idaho guard Trevon Allen drives along the baseline during the second half of a nonconference game against Nebraska-Omaha on Dec. 15, 2018, at Cowan Spectrum in Moscow, Idaho. (Pete Caster / Tribune)
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Where/when: Cowan Spectrum at the Kibbie Dome, Moscow, Idaho; Saturday, 7 p.m (700-AM)

Bottom line: Sacramento State looks to extend Idaho’s conference losing streak to 15 games. Idaho’s last Big Sky win came against Eastern Washington (74-71) on Jan. 3. Sacramento State sneaked past EWU by three points on the road in its last outing.

Stepping up: Idaho’s Trevon Allen has averaged 13.3 points and 4.1 rebounds, and Jared Rodriguez has added 10.7 points and 6.5 rebounds. For the Hornets, Marcus Graves has averaged 16.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists, and Joshua Patton has added 13.5 points and 6.3 rebounds.

Facilitating the offense: Graves has been directly responsible for 56 percent of all Sacramento State field goals over the last three games. Graves has 16 field goals and 22 assists in those games.

Streak stats: Idaho has lost its last six home games, scoring an average of 61.2 points while giving up 74.8.

Assist ratios: The Hornets have recently converted baskets via assists more often than the Vandals. Idaho has 40 assists on 67 field goals (59.7 percent) across its past three outings while Sacramento State has assists on 41 of 68 field goals (60.3 percent) during its past three games.

Stingy state: Sacramento State has held opposing teams to 68 points per game, the lowest figure among all Big Sky teams.

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