49ers travel to Hawaii

49ers travel to Hawaii

William Hernandez, Assistant Sports Editor
January 28, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Women's Basketball, Women's Sports

The Long Beach State women’s basketball team will face off against Hawaii in Honolulu Thursday night before hosting Cal State Fullerton in nationally televised game Saturday night. The 49ers (17-2, 4-1) will travel to the Hawaii (11-7, 3-2) with a narrow, first-place lead in the Big West Conference... Read more »

Yussuf makes impact for LBSU men’s basketball

Yussuf makes impact for LBSU men’s basketball

Oscar Terrones, Sports Editor
January 28, 2015
Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Freshman forward Temidayo Yussuf’s steady development has made him a valuable asset sooner than expected for the Long Beach State men’s basketball team. Before the start of the season, head coach Dan Monson said Yussuf, or as his team calls him, “Temi,” was more a prospect than a player ready... Read more »

LBSU continues road trip

Oscar Terrones, Sports Editor
January 27, 2015
Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The Long Beach State men’s basketball team will continue Big West Conference play as it heads to Fullerton Thursday night before returning to the Walter Pyramid to host Hawaii on Saturday. The 49ers (10-11, 4-1) are off to a strong start in Big West Conference play, the near opposite of CSUF’s... Read more »

Travis Hammonds playing well off the bench

Travis Hammonds playing well off the bench

Oscar Terrones, Sports Editor
January 27, 2015
Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

A key contributor last year after joining the Long Beach State men’s basketball team midseason, sophomore guard Travis Hammonds is finding his comfort zone after early season struggles. Head coach Dan Monson suspended Hammonds before a Nov. 18 game at Xavier for “personal reasons,” as Monson... Read more »

49ers know who they are

Oscar Terrones, Sports Editor
January 26, 2015
Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

For much of its non-conference schedule, the Long Beach State men’s basketball team struggled with inconsistency and inexperience. Five games into league play, the 49ers believe they are starting to become the team they envisioned they would be last November. Head coach Dan Monson began the season... Read more »

The Beach thriving at home

Oscar Terrones, Sports Editor
January 26, 2015
Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The toughness of the Long Beach State men’s basketball team’s schedule is one of the most discussed topics surrounding the team. The 49ers are 6-0 at home with wins over perennial NCAA Tournament Kansas State and a pair of conference opponents in Cal Poly and UC Santa Barbara. Their defensive... Read more »

49ers extend win streak to three

Oscar Terrones, Sports Editor
January 26, 2015
Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The Long Beach State men’s basketball team survived a late charge from Cal State Northridge to avenge last season’s Big West Tournament loss and secure a 64-58 road win. The 49ers (10-11, 4-1) won their third consecutive game on the strength of their versatility, with three different players scoring... Read more »

Decreasing burden: LBSU guard Caffey getting more help

Oscar Terrones, Sports Editor
January 26, 2015
Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

On the road in a hostile environment, the team desperately needs a basket. The crowd is losing its mind, the raucous noise of the students shaking the arena while giving the defense razor sharp focus. The shot-clock is winding down as the ball is aimlessly passed around with no sense of a game plan. With... Read more »