49ers win fifth straight

49ers win fifth straight

Oscar Terrones, Sports Editor
January 31, 2015
Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

The Long Beach State men’s basketball team overcame a sluggish first half and defeated Hawaii 65-50, extending its winning streak to a season-high five games on Saturday in the Walter Pyramid. The 49ers (12-11, 6-1) played a dismal first half against the Rainbow Warriors (15-8, 3-4), looking flat... Read more »

Caffey leads LBSU past Fullerton

Caffey leads LBSU past Fullerton

Oscar Terrones, Sports Editor
January 30, 2015
Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

FULLERTON, Calif. – Senior point guard Mike Caffey’s second half heroics carried the Long Beach State men’s basketball team past Cal State Fullerton in a 91-85 overtime win Thursday night. Down 11 points with just over four minutes to play in regulation, the 49ers (11-11, 5-1) went on a 13-2... 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 »