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‘Niners too much for Gauchos at the Pyramid

‘Niners too much for Gauchos at the Pyramid

Tucker Savoye, Assistant sports editor

January 2, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

In his first career Big West Conference game, Long Beach State freshman point guard Casper Ware looked like a veteran Friday night.Ware torched the Gauchos for 21 points as LBSU (6-7, 1-0 Big West) beat...

Men’s, women’s hoops gear up for Big West play

Men’s, women’s hoops gear up for Big West play

December 30, 2008

For a while, it looked like head coach Dan Monson and the Long Beach State men's basketball team was going to enter its Big West Conference schedule with a winning record.The 49ers (5-7) dropped an 86-...

Morris helps LBSU stop 4-game skid, stun Temple

Morris helps LBSU stop 4-game skid, stun Temple

Matt Moreno, Staff writer

December 21, 2008

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The 49er men's basketball team saw the return of its defensive intensity and swagger on Monday night.Long Beach State held off a late rally by the Temple Owls to win, 76-71, at the Walter Pyramid.It was...

Change to starting 5 can’t stop losing streak

Matt Moreno, Staff writer

December 19, 2008

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Turnovers hindered the Long Beach State men's basketball team Saturday afternoon at the Walter Pyramid.The 49ers couldn't stave off the Montana State offense and fell, 75-61.A season-high 19 giveaways earned the 49ers (4-6) their first loss of the year on the Walter Pyramid floor. Many of the turnovers came when the Bobcats (5-4) were not putting pressure on the ball. Those types of mental mistakes have plagued LBSU during t...

Rehabbing guard rebounds from life-changing event

Rehabbing guard rebounds from life-changing event

December 14, 2008

Brandon Nevens thought he was going to die. The junior guard was running as part of the 49er men's basketball offseason workouts in September, but after Nevens completed the last lap, he collapsed on t...

No. 13 Orange batter The Beach, 79-55

Tucker Savoye, Tracy McDannald

December 12, 2008

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Long Beach State stayed with Syracuse early before an 18-4 run to start the second half secured a 79-55 win for the Orange in front of 17,244 fans at the Carrier Dome on Saturday afternoon.Arinze Onuaku led the way for 13th-ranked Syracuse (9-0) with 17 points and six rebounds. Onuaku was a perfect 7-of-7 from the field. Guard Eric Devendorf, in the news this week after appealing a suspension from the university, started an...

LBSU falls in rematch against Weber State, 72-63

Tracy McDannald, Tucker Savoye

December 10, 2008

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

After getting burned repeatedly from long range in Long Beach State's big comeback at the Walter Pyramid, Weber State's men's basketball team returned the favor Thursday night.This time, there was no 23-point comeback to save the 49ers as the Wildcats won, 72-63, in Ogden, Utah.Senior Donovan Morris struggled, shooting just 5-of-13 from the floor for 14 points after dropping 20 on the Wildcats in the previous meeting. The ...

Results starting to show in Year 2 under Monson

Results starting to show in Year 2 under Monson

Abbey Mastracco, Staff writer

December 9, 2008

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

When Dan Monson took over for Larry Reynolds as the men's basketball coach last season, he knew he wasn't getting himself in over his head.To many, the opportunity wasn't particularly tempting. A team that ha...