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Men’s basketball falls late to BYU in season opener

Tucker Savoye, Assistant sports editor

November 14, 2008

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

All-American forward Lee Cummard was just as good as advertised for Brigham Young.This past off-season he turned down the NBA to return to Provo, Utah for his senior season, much to the delight of everyone but Long Beach State on Friday night at the Marriott Center. Behind Cummard's career-high 36 points on 13-of-15 shooting and 10 rebounds, BYU (1-0) erased a seven-point halftime deficit to down the 49ers, 75-65, in both...

Men’s basketball starts season on the road Friday

Tucker Savoye, Assistant sports editor

November 12, 2008

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

LBSU at BYU (Friday, 6 p.m. in Provo, Utah)Last year, BYU finished 27-8 with a 14-2 mark in the Mountain West Conference. The Cougars advanced to the NCAA Tournament as the No. 8-seed and dropped a 67-62 decision to Texas A&M. They return two starters including All-American Lee Cummard, who scored 15.8 points per game last season and grabbed 6.3 rebounds per contest. He withdrew his name from the NBA Draft to return to Pr...

‘Niners picked 8th in Big West coaches’ poll

‘Niners picked 8th in Big West coaches’ poll

Tucker Savoye, Assistant sports editor

November 10, 2008

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

At Big West Conference Media Day, league coaches continually used one word: "parity." In a conference where traditionally just one team has a real shot at an NCAA tournament bid, coaches are going out ...

Newcomers on display in open practice, scrimmage

Newcomers on display in open practice, scrimmage

October 27, 2008

Here are some quick thoughts on the 2008-09 Long Beach State men's basketball team before the season opens in mid-November.The 49ers conducted an open practice and scrimmage at the Walter Pyramid last S...

Freshman golfer highlights Tuesday’s Sports Picks

Daily 49er sports staff

October 27, 2008

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

Women's golfFreshman opens tournament with three-shot leadFreshman Lee Lopez sank eight birdies to finish the opening round atop the leaderboard at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown on Monday.The freshman, who played a bogey-free round, carded an 8-under 64 round at the Boulder Creek Golf Club and leads second-place finishers Cindy LaCrosse, Pernilla Lindberg and Lisa McCloskey by three shots.Lopez paced Long Beach State, ...

Big West announces FOX, ESPN men’s basketball schedule

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

October 8, 2008

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Long Beach State men's basketball team will appear on FSN Prime Ticket three times this season as part of the Big West Conference television package, unveiled today by commissioner Dennis Farrell.The schedules features 21 games on the ESPN and FOX platforms, including ESPN2, ESPNU, FSN West and FSN Prime Ticket.The 49ers first appear on the schedule against visiting UC Riverside on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. in the W...

ESPN, Big West agree to expand basketball package

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

October 6, 2008

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Expect to see the Big West Conference gain a little more national exposure this season.ESPN and the Big West agreed to a new, expanded five-year contract that includes a minimum of 12 annual national telecasts including men's basketball games and other conference events on ESPN2 and ESPNU, Big West commissioner Dennis Farrell announced Tuesday."We are extremely excited for our league and our basketball program," Long Beach State...