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Long Beach State men’s basketball team can’t hold on in loss to Texas Saturday

Matthew Simon, Sports Editor

December 11, 2016

Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Sports

Despite 26 points from junior guard Evan Payne, the Long Beach State men’s basketball team let a 10-point lead slip during its 71-65 loss to Texas Saturday in Austin. Payne came out firing for the 49ers as he tied LBSU’s single-game record for made 3-pointers with eight. Early in the game, LBSU (2-10) was able to get out in transition, which allowed the team to set up for easy shots for Payne. In the first ha...

Long Beach State snaps 9-game losing streak with win against Pepperdine

Christian Gonzales, Assistant Sports Editor

December 9, 2016

Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

After losing nine straight games, the Long Beach State men’s basketball defeated Pepperdine 75-66 in a convincing effort on both the offensive and defensive end Wednesday night at the Walter Pyramid. With a fast start from both teams, LBSU (2-9) was anxious to get back to playing its style of basketball: fast paced. Pulling away early from the game, the 49ers pressured the Waves (4-5) into contested jump shots. LB...

Long Beach State’s Justin Bibbins may be small in stature, but he has big game

Christian Gonzales, Assistant Sports Editor

December 7, 2016

Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

If you have watched Long Beach State men’s basketball, you will have noticed a player on the court, one who has natural instinct to pass the ball to set up his teammates at the right spot and moment. That player is the 49ers’ guard Justin Bibbins, who lists himself as 5 feet 8 inches tall. Despite being overlooked by other schools due to his height, Bibbins has overcome the expectations of others on the court. Bibbins’...

Long Beach State men’s basketball team’s losing streak reaches nine games

Matthew Simon, Sports Editor

December 4, 2016

Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Facing its last game during a nine-game road trip, the Long Beach State men’s basketball team lost to New Mexico State 93-85 Saturday in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The 49ers (1-9) faced one of the toughest non-conference schedules and the results proved just that as LBSU lost all nine games. After traveling more than 15,000 miles during the trip, the 49ers weren’t able to sustain a lead against the Aggies after jumpin...

No.4 Kansas routs Long Beach State men’s basketball team, 91-61

Matthew Simon, Sports Editor

November 29, 2016

Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Facing another top-ranked opponent, the Long Beach State men’s basketball team lost to No. 4 Kansas 91-61 Tuesday at the Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas. The loss is something most teams in the country have faced as Kansas is currently on a 45-game winning streak at home which is the longest active streak in the country. From the opening tip-off, LBSU (1-8) kept the game close, only trailing the Jayhawks (6-1) 18-13 midway...

Commentary: Long Beach State men’s basketball team’s rocky road trip will continue

Matthew Simon, Sports Editor

November 29, 2016

Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

With Thanksgiving break over, the Long Beach State men’s basketball team doesn’t have much to be thankful for. The team was unable to take care of business when the team traveled to Fort Myer, Florida to take on Binghamton Thursday and Florida Gulf Coast Friday, two of its weaker road trip opponents, during the Battle4Atlantis Tournament. On Thursday, the 49ers took a 24-17 lead against Binghamton heading into halftime b...

Real world, Road rules: Long Beach State

Matthew Simon, Sports Editor

November 27, 2016

Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The Long Beach State men’s basketball team spent Thanksgiving break on the road, and it was not friendly as the 49ers lost to Binghamton Thursday and Florida Gulf Coast on Friday. Since winning their opening game against Caltech, the 49ers (1-7) have lost seven consecutive games – all on the road. The 49ers’ most recent losses were at the Battle4Atlantis Mainland tournament that took place on Thursday and Friday in ...

Louisville will be another tough test for Long Beach State men’s basketball team

Matthew Simon, Sports Editor

November 17, 2016

Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Coming off its 93-67 loss to No. 5 North Carolina Tuesday, the Long Beach State men’s basketball team will fly 402 miles to face No. 12 Louisville in Kentucky today at 1 p.m. It will be the third game of the 49ers’ (1-2) nine-game road trip, where LBSU will take on some of the best basketball programs in the country. So far, the 49ers have lost by a combined 63 points, which includes the team’s 37-point loss to Wichi...