Casper Ware scored 33 points, James Ennis got six of his 15 points in the final 5:08 and Long Beach State relied on its long-range shooting to beat UC Santa Barbara 77-64 on Saturday night, winning the Big West conference championship game and a berth in the NCAA tournament.
Eugene Phelps scored 18 points, surpassing 1,000 for his career, as Long Beach State beat UC Davis 80-46 Thursday night in the first round of the Big West tournament.
Long Beach State guard Larry Anderson is doubtful to play in this week’s Big West tournament after spraining his right knee in a weekend loss.
D.J. Seeley scored 27 points, including 5 of 6 on 3-pointers, and Cal State Fullerton nipped Long Beach State 77-74 on Saturday night to spoil the 49ers bid for an undefeated conference record.
Casper Ware scored 17 points and T.J. Robinson had a double-double as Long Beach State clinched its second consecutive Big West regular-season title with a 64-40 victory over UC Riverside on Saturday.
Casper Ware scored 16 points and Long Beach State clinched a share of the Big West regular-season title with a 70-58 victory over UC Santa Barbara Wednesday night.
Travis Fulton scored 23 points and Ross Rivera added 21 off the bench, helping hot-shooting Pacific snap a seven-game losing streak with a 66-52 win Thursday night over Cal State-Northridge.
Michael Wilder scored a game-high 18 points, all on 3-pointers, and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead UC Irvine to a 73-69 victory over Pacific on Thursday.
Phil Martin scored 24 points, including the game-winner with 1:38 left, to give UC Riverside a 60-58 victory over UC Davis on Thursday night.
Klay Thompson scored 25 points to lead Washington State over Long Beach State 85-74 Wednesday night in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament.
UCLA is the only LA area team not playing as of 5pm on Friday that should be in the NCAA tournament.
Here is a look at the local schools still alive:
Kareem Nitoto’s three-point play with 14.7 seconds remaining in overtime lifted seventh-seeded UC Riverside to a 70-66 victory over No. 2 seed Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo in the first round of the Big West tournament on Thursday night.
Lenny Daniel scored 23 points to lead Cal State Northridge to a 68-60 victory over UC Santa Barbara on Thursday night.
er Ware scored 17 points and Long Beach State used a 27-9 first-half run to pull away from UC Riverside 68-55 Wednesday night.
James Nunnally scored 27 points and grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds Wednesday night to lead UC Santa Barbara to an 86-71 victory over Cal State-Fullerton.