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Phoenix range too much for the 49ers

Phoenix range too much for the 49ers

Tucker Savoye, Staff writer

February 20, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Box scoreWhen the NCAA moved the 3-point line back this season, the concern was it would hurt the mid-major teams that used the outside shot to offset their lack of size against the big-time programs.Som...

‘Niners to focus on Titans star guard in rematch

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

February 17, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Cal State Fullerton guard Josh Akognon has the attention of the Long Beach State men's basketball team.The senior NBA hopeful torched the 49ers for 31 points, including the game-winning jumper, in a 61-60 victory at the Walter Pyramid on Jan. 29.The ‘Niners plan to key in on the 5-foot-11 Akognon and deny him the ball more when the two teams meet tonight at Titan Gym in Fullerton. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m."The m...

49er men move into 1st-place tie

49er men move into 1st-place tie

February 17, 2009

Box scoreFULLERTON, Calif. — After Cal State Fullerton's dramatic come-from-behind, last-second win last month, the Long Beach State men's basketball team returned the favor Wednesday night.In front of a r...

Men fall at UCR in 2OT

Tucker Savoye, Staff writer

February 11, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Box scoreFor the first time this season, Long Beach State's men's basketball team no longer holds even a share of first place in the Big West Conference.After playing 50 tough minutes against Pacific and getting the win, the 49ers played 50 again but fell short in double overtime to host UC Riverside, 73-70, on Wednesday night.The loss drops LBSU to 12-11 and 7-4 in Big West play, one-half game behind Cal State Northridge...

49ers holding serve without leading scorer Morris

49ers holding serve without leading scorer Morris

February 9, 2009

As the Long Beach State men's basketball team continued to learn how to play without senior leader Donovan Morris, a pair of freshmen have stepped up to fill the void this past week.Forward T.J. Robinson ...

Freshmen duo keep 49ers atop Big West

Freshmen duo keep 49ers atop Big West

February 6, 2009

Box scoreThe Long Beach State men's basketball team needed two extra periods to put away the Pacific Tigers, 81-80, Saturday night at the Walter Pyramid to seal its first conference sweep of the season....

Morris expects to return from ankle injury tonight

Tucker Savoye, Staff writer

February 4, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

After dropping consecutive games in the Big West Conference to see its conference record fall to 5-2, the Long Beach State men's basketball team showed a lot of heart at UC Irvine.The 49ers (11-9, 6-2 Big West) defeated the Anteaters and held on to first place for at least another few days.They have two more home conference games — tonight and Saturday — before finishing with five of their last six Big West ga...

Aggies return the favor at The Pyramid

Aggies return the favor at The Pyramid

Tucker Savoye, Staff writer

February 4, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Box scoreAfter beating UC Davis at their gym last month, the Aggies returned the favor to the Long Beach State men's basketball team, 82-76, Thursday night at the Walter Pyramid in front of 1,953 fans.Vinc...