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LBSU men to take on Idaho State and New Mexico State

Tucker Savoye, Assistant sports editor

November 24, 2008

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Fresh off an exciting come-from-behind Homecoming win, the 49ers play at Idaho State tonight before returning to The Beach for a Sunday afternoon game with New Mexico State.LBSU (1-2) is paced by All-Big West Conference guard Donovan Morris, who is averaging 15 points per game after registering 20 in last Saturday night's win over Weber State.Stephan Gilling is averaging 11 PPG and has knocked down a team-high 10 3-pointers....

Morris finds touch late, leads LBSU to first road win

Tucker Savoye, Assistant sports editor

November 24, 2008

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Donovan Morris had seen enough after 45 minutes on Tuesday night.Morris, who struggled on 1-of-9 shooting from the field after the first overtime, scored 14 points in the last five minutes to lead Long Beach State to an 88-82 double OT victory over Idaho State at Holt Arena.The first team All-Big West Conference guard from a year ago finished with a game-high 24 points on just 4-of-12 shooting but converted 14-of-16 from th...

New 49ers show mettle, discard old habits in home opener

New 49ers show mettle, discard old habits in home opener

November 22, 2008

The new-look Long Beach State men's basketball team looked like last year's version through the first half against Weber State Saturday night.The only thing new appeared to be the home uniforms.Head coach Dan Mon...

Home sweet home: 49er men come from behind for wild victory

Home sweet home: 49er men come from behind for wild victory

November 21, 2008

On Homecoming Night at the Walter Pyramid, it was a game of runs. And did Long Beach State's men's basketball team ever have a good one to get themselves back in the game.The 49ers (1-2) erased a 23-po...

Men’s hoops to host Weber State for Homecoming

Tucker Savoye, Assistant sports editor

November 19, 2008

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

After dropping close contests at national powers Brigham Young and Wisconsin last weekend, the 49er men's basketball team has Homecoming back at The Beach. The Weber State Wildcats visit the Walter Pyramid in the home opener Saturday at 4:05 p.m.LBSU (0-2), which has averaged 63 points per game and shot .442 percent from the field, has showcased a balanced attack led by senior guard Donovan Morris (12.5 PPG). Stephan Gillin...

Shooting help arrives

Shooting help arrives

Francisco Juanillo, Contributing writer

November 16, 2008

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Stephan Gilling is ready to play his first home basketball game in a 49er jersey after patiently waiting a year on the bench.Gilling transferred from Colorado State University to Long Beach State during t...

‘Niners fall late to No. 21 Badgers

Tucker Savoye, Assistant sports editor

November 15, 2008

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

A trip to Brigham Young and Wisconsin was not expected to yield much for the Long Beach State men's basketball team.But a 10-point loss to BYU on Friday and a very close 68-61 loss to No. 21 Wisconsin Sunday afternoon shows how far this team has come in a very short time.Wisconsin senior Marcus Landry was the second super-forward to doom the 'Niners in as many games. After BYU All-American Lee Cummard took it to LBSU two days a...

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...