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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...

Long Beach State men’s basketball team falters against North Carolina

Matthew Simon, Sports Editor

November 16, 2016

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

The Long Beach State men’s basketball team wasn’t able to keep up with No. 5 North Carolina during the 49ers’ 93-67 loss Tuesday in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The Tarheels got off to a 14-0 lead in the first half and never looked back. LBSU didn’t score its first basket until seven minutes into the game. After subbing out the entire starting five, the 49ers scored their first points and freshman guard Javv...

Commentary: Rough road lies ahead for Long Beach men’s basketball team

Matthew Simon, Sports Editor

November 14, 2016

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

If Sunday’s 92-55 loss to Wichita State is any indication of how the Long Beach State men’s basketball team is going to fare — buckle in for a rough ride. The road doesn’t get any easier for the 49ers (1-1) as they take on the No. 5 North Carolina Tarheels tonight in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The Tarheels (2-0) are coming off a Final Four run in the 2016-2017 season and their offense is just as potent as it was a...

Long Beach State men’s basketball team kicks off season with win against

Christian Gonzales, Assistant Sports Editor

November 13, 2016

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

The 49ers tipped off their regular season Friday with a dominating 95-59 win over Cal State Los Angeles Friday at the Walter Pyramid. With 3,125 fans on hand, Long Beach State (1-0) had no trouble when the Golden Eagles came out playing a zone defense. The 49ers’ front court executed with ease in the first half, scoring easy baskets at will. The 49ers’ backcourt struggled in the first half as junior guards Justin B...