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Men’s basketball runs Big West record to 4-0

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

January 9, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Long Beach State men's basketball blitzed UC Davis with a 41-13 run to end the first half en route to its fourth Big West Conference win in as many games Saturday night.The 49ers held on to top the Aggies, 86-78, to keep their perfect conference record alive."I think the last 17 minutes of the first half were our best stretch of the season," LBSU head coach Dan Monson said in a press release.Senior Donovan Morris netted 1...

LBSU off to fast start in conference play

LBSU off to fast start in conference play

Tucker Savoye, Assistant sports editor

January 9, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

It's early. Very early in fact. But as of this moment, Long Beach State sits all alone atop the Big West Conference men's basketball standings.After winning just three conference games all last season...

Aggies edge 49ers, 55-54, on controversial play

Aggies edge 49ers, 55-54, on controversial play

January 9, 2009

The tough breaks continued to pour in for head coach Mary Hegarty and the Long Beach State women's basketball team Saturday night.UC Davis forward Kasey Riecks hit two free throws with 2.1 seconds left t...

LBSU swept in volleyball tournament finale

Daily 49er sports staff

January 9, 2009

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

The No. 4 Long Beach State men's volleyball team was swept by host and No. 14 UC Santa Barbara at Robertson Gymnasium on Saturday.The 49ers (1-2) lost in three sets, 25-30, 19-30, 26-30, to the Gauchos in the finale of the 45th annual Elephant Bar Restaurant Collegiate Invitational.Playing without All-American Dean Bittner, LBSU hit just .107 in the opening set to get off to a slow startUCSB (2-1), the top-seeded team in ...

49ers open regular season with tournament split

49ers open regular season with tournament split

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

January 8, 2009

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

The Long Beach State men's volleyball team will play for third place at the 45th annual Elephant Bar Restaurant Collegiate Invitational on Saturday.The fourth-ranked 49ers (1-1) will play No. 14 and tou...

LBSU men alone atop Big West

LBSU men alone atop Big West

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

January 7, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

For the first time in nine years, the Long Beach State men's basketball team has won its first three Big West Conference games.The 49ers went on the road and defeated the University of Pacific Tigers, 74-66,...

A tale of two halves: The Beach falls to Pacific, 76-62

A tale of two halves: The Beach falls to Pacific, 76-62

January 7, 2009

Energized by a record-breaking home crowd of 2,656, The Beach sprinted out on to an early lead only to watch the Pacific Tigers claw back in the second half Thursday afternoon.The Tigers, behind the str...

Beach women to host Pacific in Big West home opener

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

January 6, 2009

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

In an initiative to increase awareness and attendance at women's college basketball games thoughout the country, Long Beach State will participate in the NCAA Pack the House Challenge on Thursday.The 49ers (3-10, 0-2 Big West Conference) will host the Pacific Tigers (7-6, 1-0 Big West) at the Walter Pyramid. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m.Each school selects a designated game for the challenge and one member from each conference ...