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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...

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 ...

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, ...

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...

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...