State of Sacramento vs. State of Idaho – Match Preview – January 27, 2022

Two hot teams will face off when the Idaho State Bengals (12-6, 8-1 Big Sky) defeat the Sacramento State Hornets (8-9, 8-0 Big Sky ) received clock ET. The Bengals put their 10-game winning streak on the line against the Hornets, who have won four straight games.

Diaba Konate led the State of Idaho to an 80-60 win over Southern Utah on Saturday, earning 19 points.

Sacramento State beat Northern Colorado 69-62 in the team’s final game on Monday. Lianna Tillman gave the team a 20-point lead with the win.

Idaho State Team Stats

Idaho State averages 62.5 points per game, 3.4 fewer than Sacramento State’s 65.9 points per contest. The Bengals are 3-0 this season as they have accumulated more than 66 points.

As a team, the Bengals shoot 73.5 percent from the free throw line, good for fifth place in Big Sky. Konate leads Idaho State in catching 2.6 free throws per game while shooting 96,000 percent from the charity streak.

Sacramento State Team Stats

Sacramento State goes into Thursday’s matchup averaging 63.4 points per game, 0.2 fewer than Idaho State’s 63.6 points per contest. If they score more than 64 points, the Hornets are 1-0 this season.

Led by Summer Menke’s .9 steals a game, the Hornets have won the battle for total turnover this season, forcing 11.1 takeaways per game while spitting it out just 13 times per contest. If the state of Idaho has at least 11 turnovers this season, the Bengals will be 10-6.

Idaho State players to watch

Estefania Ors, Idaho State’s top scorer, averages 12.6 points, 3.3 assists and 1.5 steals per game. Callie Bourne leads the Bengals with 7.8 rebounds per game and adds 7.5 points, while Konate fuels the team with 3.7 assists and a 10.7 point average.

When it comes to shooting the basketball, Ors is the best choice for the state of Idaho. She leads the team in made threes per game, drills 1.5 trees per contest, and shoots 35 percent from downtown.

Player stats reflect 17 out of 17 games this season.

Sacramento State players to watch

Tillman leads Sacramento State in points, scoring 18.1 per contest and assisting at 6.1 per game. Isnelle Natabou adds 14.1 points, 11.7 rebounds and 1.5 blocks for the Hornets while Menke averages 12.1 points and 6.2 rebounds per game.

Katie Peneueta is a player to watch on the Sacramento State field team. She leads the Hornets’ shooting offense, making 49 percent of her shots from downtown while averaging 2.8 hits per game.

Player stats reflect 15 out of 15 games this season.

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