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Big West shows men’s hoops ‘TLC’

Big West shows men’s hoops ‘TLC’

Tucker Savoye, Staff writer

March 8, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Click here for a complete list of honoreesThe youth movement that has taken place at The Beach was recognized by the Big West Conference on Monday morning.After winning just six games a year ago, the Long Beac...

Oh so close to No. 1

Tucker Savoye, Staff writer

March 7, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

With Cal State Northridge's loss at Pacific, Long Beach State was 6.8 seconds from a share of the Big West Conference title and the No. 1 seed in the Big West Tournament on Saturday. But UC Santa Barbara's James Nunnally hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Gauchos the 76-75 win and left LBSU (15-14, 10-6 Big West) as the No. 2 seed. Stephan Gilling led all scorers with 23 points (going 6-of-11 from 3-point range) while ...

Beach heads North to finish Big West schedule

Tucker Savoye, Staff writer

March 4, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Long Beach State's men's basketball team started Big West Conference play the same way it will finish — by taking on Cal Poly and UC Santa Barbara.When LBSU (14-13, 9-5 Big West) last took on Cal Poly (7-19, 3-11 Big West), it was its most lopsided conference win. The 49ers knocked off the Mustangs, 70-57, to run their conference record to 2-0.The 'Niners overcame a sluggish start with some hot outside shooting from ...

Latest ruling deems 7th-graders hoops prospects

Latest ruling deems 7th-graders hoops prospects

March 3, 2009

Dan Monson is a never-say-never kind of guy when it comes to the NCAA's latest change to the recruiting rules.The Long Beach State head coach cited competitiveness as one of the reasons he thought the...

The ‘magic number’ is 1 for men’s basketball

The ‘magic number’ is 1 for men’s basketball

Tucker Savoye, Staff writer

March 2, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Big West standingsIn sports, the "magic number" refers to either how many wins one team needs or losses it needs by the teams behind them in the standings in order to clinch.While the Long Beach State m...

49ers lose battle of 1st-place Big West powers

Matt Moreno, Staff writer

February 27, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Box scoreNORTHRIDGE — A team now sits alone atop the Big West Conference men's basketball rankings, but it is not the Long Beach State 49ers.LBSU didn't have an answer for the Cal State Northridge offensive attack and fell at the hands of the Matadors, 95-74, on Saturday. CSUN (14-12, 10-4 Big West) made the first basket of the game in front of the near sell-out crowd of 1,529 at the Matadome and never looked back, ...

Tiebreakers may determine regular-season conference champion

Tracy McDannald and Tracy McDannald

February 25, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Click here for the Big West Conference standingsWhen deadlocked atop the standings heading toward the end of the regular season, the next thing to look at is possible tiebreaker situations.Long Beach State and Cal State Northridge started Wednesday tied for first place in the Big West Conference men's basketball standings, with the Matadors scheduled to face the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos last night.With four games remaining...

Gilling lights up the Pyramid on Senior Night

Gilling lights up the Pyramid on Senior Night

Tucker Savoye, Staff writer

February 25, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Box scoreStephan Gilling was amazed at how well Green Bay shot the 3-pointer at the Pyramid last Saturday.Thursday night it was his turn.Gilling, who has struggled with his shot of late and didn't star...